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Jun 24, 2014 - Today is the day!

'Ello Friends and family, Welcome to our travel journal!! We wanted to be able to communicate and keep everyone updated from abroad. Today marks the first day of our trip! Our flight leaves from LAX at 4:45pm and we are looking forward to the 12 hour flight that is waiting for us. ;) Love you guys!

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May 30, 2014 - Getting Ready

OK, the last thing I need to be doing right now is blogging. I have a doctoral prospectus that needs to be evaluated, an article I'm doing reviewing for inclusion int eh Journal of Youth Ministry, I have two book chapters I'm writing, and I have three more syllabi to get ready for fall. And I leave for LAX in about 15 hours! Still, I should have time on the plane, right? Feeling blessed today. God has allowed me to meet my parents and a friend in Portugal for about a 10 day vacation. Traveling with my parents is a hoot. We don't move very...

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PK--Lost in Europe

May 7, 2014 - Once in a lifetime experience.....torrential rain in the desert!

WOW! We got to experience torrential rains in the desert, which necessitated change of plans for today. The roads around The Dead Sea are flooded, school for the local children has been suspended and even Maasada is closed. But, as in every storm there is a silver lining...we will get to go to an Airforce Museum and the special Hagana Museum, something that our hosts and our fabulous guide, Sara, were able to improvise. When our children are older they will be able to come back to Israel on a Birthright trip and experience Masada and the...

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May 7, 2014 - Greetings from Be'er Sheva

The weather is cooperating and it's not to hot. We just left Be'er Sheva, visiting Abraham's Well exhibit, and are on our way to Yokneam, where we will hike....as long as our WiFi holds, we will be posting pictures to Shutterfly...Shalom from the Negev!

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May 6, 2014 - Auckland New Zealand to Los Angeles USA

This is just a quick entry to register our arrival in the United States on the journal map system. It was a very wet day when we returned the motorhome and transferred to Auckland international airport. We arrived 3 hours prior to boarding and checked in. Nigel managed to mislay the passports but after a mild panic he found them. We expected more in the way of culinary delights at the airport lounge.We opted for Whopper burgers, fries and onion rings whilst waiting for the flight, a meal fit for a king? (Excuse the pun). We used up our 30...

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May 3, 2014 - Los Angeles

LA The highlight of our last day at sea, in addition to more food and more cards, was more booze in the form of a wine tasting and musical/comedy. On this trip, we have meet some great people, ate way too much, and a lot of fun. It will be hard to match, but like all good things, it has to end. To those of you who we met and got to know, thanks for taking us along, and for those of you who follow our wanderings, in two weeks we start our RV summer adventure. See you along the road.

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Apr 30, 2014 - I

Wow, today was our once in a lifetime day as we travelled around LA in a limo for the day. Our driver Tim was amazing. He picked us up at 10.00am and we returned after 7.00pm tonight. The kids got the biggest surprise and had an absolute ball. The girls would quickly get used to this lifestyle if they could as you will see by the photos. Sipping lemonde from a champagne flute whilst watching a movie - doesn't get much better than that in their eyes! Joel talked Tim's ear off but Tim didn't mind and they became good buddies throughout the...

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Apr 20, 2014 - Departure

Where do you go at 1:30 a.m.? When you are at the LA airport, you go to the other side of the earth, of course. And what better time to start a 14 hour plane ride. The question of why, we will attempt to answer during the next two weeks. In my previous two trips to Viet Nam, 1968 and 1969, the first stops were at Hawaii and Okinawa respectfully. This time it will be Taipei, Taiwan. After a one and a half hour layover we will go another three and a half hours to arrive in Cambodia. At which point, if our legs are still functioning, we will...

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Viet Nam 2014

Apr 9, 2014 - Los Angeles, CA

Hello Everyone, Today we made it all the way West to the California coast, to Los Angeles! We stayed at Dockweiler State Park campground which is right on the coast of LA! This campground, although right on the Beach, is also right at the end of the LAX airport, and the airplanes are quite loud as they take off over our camper! However, the California sunsets…spectacular!! We rode our Scooter about 3 miles to the train station and bought a ‘Tap It’ pass to ride the train for a week. From here we were able to go to downtown LA and see the...

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Mar 25, 2014 - West Hollywood & Beverly Hills, California

We arrived in Los Angeles to visit great friends Patch and Denton whom Chris knew from Minneapolis. They recently moved to West Hollywood and have a beautiful condo within walking distance to so many great bars, shops and restaurants. They took us for a drive thru the hills to get the observatory point for views of downtown LA and Culver city. The homes along the very tight winding roads range from cottages to stucco structures, each with lush gardens and unique charm. Thank you guys so much for welcoming us to your home. We had such a...

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Our Great Escape

Mar 20, 2014 - Hearst Castle

On route from Santa Barbara to Monterey we arrived at a place called San Simeon, here was the home of the Hearst Castle. I knew of William Randolf Hearst the media magnate of the early 20th century but had know idea what he had achieved in his life. After making a fortune with his publishing business and movie making, he went on to be a big figure in American politics and at the age of 56 he decided to build his castle at San Simeon his birth place. It took 15 years to build but was never totally completed, it was the party place for the...

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Mar 20, 2014 - Monterey, San Jose, Santa Cruz

Nothing happened in Monterey but fortunately I knew the way to San Jose. Monterey a nice neat and tidy town that smelt of fish and had it's share of down and outs which seems to be a feature of California. Even if you knew the way to San Jose I could find a reason for going there. Perhaps we could not find the right bit but no photographs were taken. So we had time on our hands we made for Santa Cruz which was an ok seaside town. Next stop San Francisco.

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