Today marks 20 years of living in the US. Jenn and I moved here from NZ two decades ago today. We landed in Los Angeles, visited Disneyland, rented a minivan, and drove up the coast via San Francisco, Portland, etc to the Seattle area to visit Mom. #ThrowbackThursday
Jenn and I are about to head out to the Oregon coast on a trailer camping trip, using a rented trailer, as a short COVID-safe vacation. Our first time doing this! Should be an interesting experiment.
Last year we were looking forward to visiting New Zealand, doing a big driving tour of the South Island. One week before our departure, COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, and the following day, one year ago today, we postponed the trip. 🦠🗺✈️🚗🇳🇿
My mother and her husband Brian visited us in the US (from NZ) in May 2005. Here are pictures of them at Portland’s Japanese Garden, watching baseball in Portland, at Cannon Beach, and in the Columbia Gorge. #ThrowbackThursday
One more from our anniversary trip to Hawaii in 2005: a poster we created with several of the photos from the trip. #ThrowbackThursday
Last photos from our anniversary trip to Hawaii in 2005: us at Waihi Falls, a palm tree and frond, and a pic of a lion fish at the aquarium that I quite like. #ThrowbackThursday
A few more photos from our 2005 anniversary trip to Hawaii: us on the beach, palm tree and rainbow tower, and a couple of breakfasts on the lanai. Good times. #ThrowbackThursday
More from our trip to Hawaii in 2005; we enjoyed a rainbow by the Diamond Head volcanic cone before celebrating our anniversary at a resort restaurant, and bringing back a chocolate Diamond Head dessert. #ThrowbackThursday
Back in 2005 we visited Hawaii for our 10th anniversary. Here are a bunch of pictures of the Byodo-In Temple on the east side of O’ahu. #ThrowbackThursday
We are safe at Mom’s place. We took our dog Rory, pet cats Pippin and Paladin, and the six ducklings, since they can’t stay on their own for more than a day. The older ducks and feral cats can fend for themselves; the chickens should be fine for a few days.