Mother Road; Route 66

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I have traveled to 8 countries, posted 1,118 pictures and written 51 entries in 4 travel blogs
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Omokoroa Tauranga,
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Member Since
May 5, 2013

About Garrynjan

retired- out of retirement occassionally to work the shop at the Golf Resort (Fairview)
Favourite music
Favourite movie
Somewhere in time (Christopher Reeves), Marigold hotel .The Way, Martin Sheen.
Favourite quote
there is no such word as CAN'T
Interests and hobbies
sewing ,landscaping, decorating,cooking ,entertaining friends
One thing I want to do before I die
fall off my perch in Italy- preferably on Amalfi coast
Favourite book
Any travel book
My friends describe me as
The most amazing moment in my life so far
moments !!!- Italy , travelling the countryside, and their amazing coastal villages , centuries old, clinging to cliff edgesrl Greece,Corfu;, right up there with 'amazing. Portugal - too, a wonderful gritty country....great scenery and lovely people
Jan, married to Garry Carpenter for 40 years.8 Grandchildren.
5 in NZ and 3 with our son  in Florida.
Since 2004 when we did a 31 day Trafalgar trip through Europe , we have travelled every year. With our son  and his wife and 3 grandchildren  living in Florida ,we travel for 6 months of every year , trying to see as much as we can while  enroute to stay in our Condo on their property.
Homeexchanges have made this very affordable.

Recent Entries by Garrynjan

  • Mother Road; Route 66 - Dec 1, 2015

    Road trip USA: 2 routes to chose from South out of Santa Fe to Albuquerque; so instead of the big I25 motorway, we took Highway 14 called the Turquoise Trail, through some cute little towns, looki...

  • It's the final countdown - Nov 25, 2015

    Reality has set in this morning , with an email from a work colleague at the Golf Resort at home, asking what date I can start on December roster!!! Crunch time, and with 3 homexchanges already ...

  • These kind words from middle Grandchild (Sophia) as the family felt sorry for us having no air conditioning. How did those early pioneers manage?.......there was no air -con in Florida until the ...

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