The circle is complete

Three years ago we celebrated Dunc and Barb’s engagement on the Pacific Crest Trail.  Three weeks ago we were at Barb and Dunc’s wedding.  Now, we are back at their dairy farm near Hamilton with only three days left of our trip.  Boo- Hoo.. How did it all pass by so quickly?

On our way to Hamilton we stopped for a bit of NZ Frenzy adventure, near the commercial glow worm caves.


Yup, trail goes through here

And here.

Can we hike off trail down into this thing?

Yeah, look who’s leading the way!  Big cave ahead.


Woops.  Water too deep.  Barb says “Can we swim in just a bit?”. Jack- “No, too cold, plus we have to get to Hamilton today and who knows where that underground river would take us”.

So, now at DnB’s,  having a “sweet as” time!  Even got up at 5 am to witness, first hand, the milking operation.

Cows – duh!

Dunc doing the milking thingies.  Lots of suckling noises in this place!

Applying for a milking-maid job?

OK, these thingies slip on over these cow parts.

Fun in the milking bay!

Had a wonderful Mexican! dinner at DnB’s last night.  We’re gonna miss these guys!


Yikes, after almost four months, we fly home tomorrow.  It’s a weird feeling.

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14 Responses to The circle is complete

  1. Kimo says:

    I’am flying on Alaska Air, to San Diego on Wednesday the 26th (USA TIME); arriving SD airport 7:30pm…When do you return to San Diego?…Kimo

  2. Patty Brand says:

    Thanks for sharing your 4 month journey online so we could enjoy it here in Gulf Shores, AL. Spent most of yesterday with Pauline. Partied with Pauline and other GS friends and snowbirds last night. Our time is drawing to an end also. Head back to MN on Monday.

  3. Jim Dutkiewicz says:

    Have a safe journey home! I really enjoyed following you on this trip. awesome photos. We’ll done!

  4. Carla says:

    What a marvelous adventure — you could give some great lectures on this!!
    I’m curious if you’ve picked up an Aussie accent by now.
    Thanks again for sharing and welcome home! :)

  5. Jim and Mary says:

    Thanks for taking us on your trip. Have a good trip home

  6. admin says:

    Jim and Mary
    Thanks for following along with us.

  7. admin says:

    Glad to have you “traveling” with us. No accent – they laugh at our feeble attempts but lots of fun words like “chilly bin” or “esky” :-)
    That’s a cooler.

  8. admin says:

    Glad to have you onboard and sharing the journey. Send us an email now and then.

  9. admin says:

    Thanks for following along. Have a safe trip back to MN. Hi to Pauline!

  10. admin says:

    We come in 5 hours before you. Would offer to drive down and pick you up but it will be too Scarry driving on the right. Will have to drive around a parking lot first to get the hang of it.

  11. Toni says:

    What a great long trip to thoroughly enjoy. You did it right by spending a long time on the trip when you have flown so far. It will take time to acclimate… I enjoyed the posts so much! Love!

  12. Debby Dowell says:

    Thanks for sharing your trip! I have loved traveling “with you”!

  13. Karen says:

    Hope you had a safe trip home. Thanks for sharing your adventure…it was amazing!

  14. admin says:

    Yep, trip home was a breeze. Now trying to re-aquaint ourselves with this big 1,000 square foot house and all the “stuff”. Thanks for following!
    Jack and Barb

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