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Sunday 12/14/14 Fremantle and Rottnest Island

Breakfast in Fremantle at Fremantle Bake House. Food is quite expensive all around.  As in the states the era of Wonder Bread is over, the breakfast was really good. Off to Rottnest Island, a nature preserve, tourist trap 20 minutes … Continue reading

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Saturday 12/13/14 Fremantle

We’re staying in a 3 bedroom townhouse style apartment on the edge of one of Fremantle’s several boat anchorages. It is extremely windy in its exposure to the sea. Woke to find that the kids had in fact arrived after … Continue reading

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Friday 12/12/14 – Arrived in Melbourne – Transit to Perth

After a snow delayed departure from Albany, rerouting to Charlottesville instead of Newark to get to Los Angeles to pick up the 15 hour flight to Melbourne, we have arrived in Australia. Now waiting for a domestic flight to get … Continue reading

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12/10/14 Departure – Australia Trip

Depart to Albany International Airport – to Newark – on to LA – then Melbourne Australia. Maybe 28 elapsed hours – 20 hours flying time. Left Hudson just in time for the snow storm that is covering the Northeast.

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Prep for Australia Trip

Packed – Ready To Go We are trying to keep our baggage train to a minimum. Caught between the prongs of having too much crap and not having something crucial. One of those bags contains too many presents for Jesse … Continue reading

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2/3/13 Sunday – Drive from LA to Palo Alto via Central Valley

After traversing north across LA on interstate 5, we continued on through the Tehachapi Mountains. The Tejon Pass at 4100 ft is the high point with a sharp descent down into the the San Joaquin Valley (the southern portion of … Continue reading

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Flight West – Saturday 2/2/13

Drove down to Berkeley Heights for a visit with Ed, Meredith, Parker, and Maggie. The highlight was Meredith getting dressed for her visit with her horse. Special farmer garb. Then, Ed drove us out to Newark Airport for the plane … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Road Trip 2013

After several days of doubt that this trip would take place, a trip to the doctor and some antibiotics to quell Mark’s severe bronchitis, we are actually packed. There is the tell-tale REI duffle bag that holds our tent, sleeping … Continue reading

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About Hong Kong and Kowloon – Thursday 12222011

We were about Hong Kong today. Mostly Central and the Mid Levels. Some art galleries, lots of people, and a stop at the HK Planning & Infrastructure Exhibition. We also stumbled on a photographer, Asa Li, who is making time … Continue reading

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Enroute to Bali -Tuesday 12142012

We took a five hour flight from Hong Kong to Bali followed by a 45 minute van ride to arrive mid afternoon at The Conrad near Nusa Dua. Quite posh. Two days here doing resorty things. In the small world … Continue reading

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