Travel Blogs from Almond, United States

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Home again, Almond, United States travel blog

Home again

A travel blog entry by nz2008

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We left Valpo on a crowded bus bound for Santiago, and then transferred to another crowded bus to the airport. It was a long wait for the plane, which departed for Panama City at 4 am on Dec. 30. Both that and the flight to Orlando were smooth, and we ...

Paddling on the Nanty, Wesser, United States travel blog

Paddling on the Nanty

A travel blog entry by jmpncsu

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Sunday was our big paddling day - the Nantahala River.  This is a much more challenging river with mostly Class II rapids and Natahala Falls, a Class III rapid at the end.  Al and a few others had done this the day before instead of Tuckaseegee ...

10 days to takeoff, Almond, United States travel blog

10 days to takeoff

A travel blog entry by nz2008

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Now that the Christmas holidays (which were great) are behind us, we're scrambling not only to get ready for the trip, but also to do all we need to do to prepare for being away from our home and office for six weeks--closing the books for 2007 and ...

Back Into Pumpkins, Almond, United States travel blog

Back Into Pumpkins

A travel blog entry by nz2008

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Well, all our flights went without a hitch, and here we are back where we started. We've definitely turned back into pumpkins, and have boxes of mail to sort through, emails to return, laundry to wash, and internal clocks to reset. The days sure feel ...

Home Again, Almond, United States travel blog

Home Again

A travel blog entry by nz2008

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What Sidney neglected to tell you about our last day in England is that we had glorious weather to walk the 2.5 circumference of the City of York--and that one of the city gates (there are several) has a portcullis that still works. The rail museum there ...

ETD: 2 days and counting, Almond, United States travel blog

ETD: 2 days and counting

A travel blog entry by nz2008

Just two days before departure. Packing has been easy compared to the other loose ends that had to be tied up in the office! The big difference for us on this trip is that we'll have a netbook with us so we aren't dependent on ...

Sidney's view before the trip, Almond, United States travel blog

Sidney's view before the trip

A travel blog entry by nz2008

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Hi all, Given that my posts have received generally positive views in the past, as well as that I enjoy blog writing and need an excuse to not start packing, I decided to write a post explaining my views ...

And we're off!, Almond, United States travel blog

And we're off!

A travel blog entry by nz2008

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As usual, we couldn't leave without saying goodbye! See ...

Update from Sidney-2 days till launch!, Almond, United States travel blog

Update from Sidney-2 days till launch!

A travel blog entry by nz2008

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Hi everyone, It's been tough getting ready for the trip. I've been orgainising clothes, packing backpacks, and belive it or not, scrubbing shoes! New Zealand has a great ecological footprint and wants it to stay that way, so you have to clean ...

Andy's Big OE, Wesser, United States travel blog

Andy's Big OE

A travel blog entry by andygailtravel

Had Ramps – wild onion for tea last night – excellent. Good nights sleep. Woke up to low cloud etc. Climbed Wesser Bald and saw old fire tower that had been burnt out. Steep track down to Wesser, stocked up with more food – shop seems ...

ETD 2 days, Almond, United States travel blog

ETD 2 days

A travel blog entry by nz2008

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Okay, we're about to head off again, and we're taking you with us if you choose to come. The house is littered with travel gear that will, we hope, all make it into our packs before we leave on December 15 headed for Orlando, to board a Panamanian ...

We're on our way, Almond, United States travel blog

We're on our way

A travel blog entry by nz2008

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We're bleary-eyed trying to stay up late and get ourselves on a different time schedule. We fly from Asheville this morning, then to Charlotte, then to LA, and thence to Sydney for the final leg to Christchurch. When we arrive there, we will have skipped ...

Home Again, Almond, United States travel blog

Home Again

A travel blog entry by nz2008

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... 6 pm and were on the road to Durham NC by 7:30; we slept there thankfully that night. Next morning we were on the road to Almond again by 9. I drove both legs so Jim could sleep--he had done more than his share of time behind the wheel in Greece. Now we ...

ETD 30 days and counting, Almond, United States travel blog

ETD 30 days and counting

A travel blog entry by nz2008

Our trip is coming up fast! Christmas is looming on the horizon, but most of our lists are of things we need to do before we leave for New Zealand, or things we need to remember to take. We're sealing tent seams, breaking in hiking boots, and double ...

Andy

Andy"s Big OE

A travel blog entry by andygailtravel

Slept all right but floor of shelter bloody hard – must be getting old! Traveled from Sassafras shelter to Cable Gap shelter and boy what a day – a solid grunt right from the word go. Up and down whole way. The Aussie must have found extra ...

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