As The Crow Flies

We are not like the crow.  Our first flight goes from Auckland to Tokyo then Tokyo to San Francisco and finally on to San Diego.  We will be traveling for 23 hours today!

The good news
Barb scored Business class tickets for less freq. flyer miles than economy.  Go figure.  Ah, champagne please.  Does this chair really recline flat?

We want to take this time to say that our trip to AU and NZ was absolutely Awesome, Sweet As!

Thanks to so many people along the way that made it so memorable.
Kim and Paul, Sas, Dani and Richard, Peter, Regina, Merilyn, and Robert,  Alister and Lyn, Kerry and Chris, Marg and Peter, and so many others, some who just stopped to chat, unnamed others who shared their dinner with us.  And, of course, Barb and Dunc!  Thank you all!  Your “Southern Hospitality” is awesome!

Have you ever seen a green flash?  It was only a few days ago at our final view of the Tasman Sea.


Until our next adventure, we’ll be trying to drive on the right and use the turn indicator and not the wiper lever!

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14 Responses to As The Crow Flies

  1. Erica says:

    Thank you for sharing your trip. I have enjoyed being the “fly on the wall”. Loved all the pics – what a spectacular part of the world. It is definitely on my bucket list! Safe travels!

  2. Patty Brand says:

    Safe & Happy Travels!

  3. Barbara says:

    Bon voyage for your 23 hours home! We LOVED having you to stay. See you again one day soonish we hope
    Barb & Dunc

  4. Hal says:

    Cool shot! I’ve been on the lookout for a flash of green without success ever since reading John D. McDonald’s book of that name in the ’70s. Question for Barb and Dunc: how do dairy farmers get away to hike the Pacific Crest Trail?

    Fabulous travel blog, guys. Enjoyed every bit of it. Welcome home and Go Cats!

  5. Scott and Sheelagh says:

    That’s so great that you guys really enjoyed your trip down under. It showed in every post! We enjoyed the vicarious trip – both a reliving of the experiences we had down there and a whetting of the appetite to explore what you guys did and more!

    BTW, there’s still good snow out here in Colorado if you feel so inclined!

    Later, Scott and Sheelagh

  6. Nancy Woodward says:

    You both are AMAZING! Thankyou so very much for sharing this incredible adventure! You both seem to truly enjoy one another as well as the many experiences you have together…. hiking, driving, flying, friends, animals, parties, etc……until next time~Safe Travels Home!

  7. admin says:

    Thanks Nancy. See you around the hood.

  8. admin says:

    Greetings from Japan! Thanks for all your good oinfo and links to friends. Had a blast!

  9. admin says:

    Watch for the flash on a clear day wit a flat horizon. I think they happen at sunrise too but never saw one. Greetings from Japan!

  10. admin says:

    We’ll be back. Keep an eye on your “litter box” Ha I mean mailbox!

  11. admin says:

    Thanks Patty
    Now in SF. Flight delay for 1 hour which was good as we woulda missed it.

  12. admin says:

    Thanks! Greetings from SF. Last leg home!

  13. Leslie says:

    Happy traveling! I’ve so enjoyed all your pictures and comments. It makes me want to go back to New Zealand!

  14. Tamara says:

    Thanks for taking the time to share you trip. The Delaplanes in Colorado have been following along and living vicariously. I can’t wait to retire and grow up to be like you two!

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