Category Archives: Returning

Our Epic Stateside Trip, Part 5: San Francisco/Pleasanton

We were exhausted and travel-weary when we left New York and flew west. We landed at SFO and were met by our old friend, Joe, and his daughter. Joe started out as Sean’s friend from their days with Tucson Magpie … Continue reading

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Our Epic Stateside Trip, Part 2b/4: New York City (the second time around)

Back to mid-August, 2013. We drove south on the Pike towards New Jersey, first. We have friends there, Sean’s old college buddy, Bob, and his family. They are great! We arrived slightly sluggish, a bit late, and still a little … Continue reading

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Our Epic Stateside Trip, Part 3: Our Fair City, Cambridge, Mass

Back to the post I started to write months ago. I am writing this now, in mid-January. But I must now conjure up the days of last (North American) summer. We’d left the dreary Gisborne winter and first landed in … Continue reading

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Returning home

This past week has been strange and surreal. Mixing our first trip to the South Island and our first views of the Southern Alps with the dramatic scenery of Milford Sound and the fjords, the rain and cold “summer” temperatures, … Continue reading

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Our Epic Stateside Trip, Part 2a: New York City the first time around

Wow. Life. It’s really distracting! Anyway, after way too long, here is the recap of our fabulous time in NYC! We were there for 5 days, and then a week later, we lived it up for another 4 days. Here … Continue reading

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Our Epic Stateside Trip, Part 1: Chicago

For 25 days in July and August, we traveled around America, hitting 3 of her biggest cities, each of which we once called home. Here is the recap of that amazing and memorable trip. It all started in Chicago. We … Continue reading

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