This website documents our travels around the world and Australia.

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Las Vegas (October 2013)
This is the third leg of our four week holiday in the United States and Canada. October 1 Las Vegas We reluctantly left downtown Vancouver for Vancouver Airport and flew with Air Canada direct to Las Vegas, arriving at 2.00pm. We decided to arrive in style and took a limo to our accommodation at The Mirage. The cost was equal to having to hire two taxis. The rear wall of the reception counter is a massive aquarium. Government Shutdown Whilst we had heard there was the potential for a US government shutdown, speculation was that the issue would be resolved ...
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US Government Shutdown (October 2013)
From October 1 through 16, 2013, the United States federal government entered a shutdown and curtailed most routine operations after Congress failed to enact legislation appropriating funds for fiscal year 2014, or a continuing resolution for the interim authorization of appropriations for fiscal year 2014. Regular government operations resumed October 17 after an interim appropriations bill was signed into law. And just like that our holiday took a dramatic turn for the worse. This is why you shouldn't rely on your Travel Agent Once we understood the ramifications the government close down we immediately rang our Travel Agent back in ...
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Vancouver (September 2013)
This is the second leg of our four week holiday in the United States and Canada. September 29 Grouse Mountain Having settled into our accommodation our plan was to visit Grouse Mountain and experience the cable car ride to the top of the mountain. However, the further up the mountain we drove the more inclement the weather became. Stanley Park & Lions Gate Bridge Along the way we drove through Stanley Park and crossed the Lions Gate Bridge. Capilano Suspension Bridge By the time we got to the car park, the weather had well and truly set in and it ...
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Alaskan Cruise (September 2013)
This is the first leg of our four week holiday in the United States and Canada. September 20 Baggage Dramas Our baggage made it in one piece to Los Angeles, but somehow between Los Angeles and Seattle the airline damaged four of our bags such that we needed to replace them. We purchased replacement bags at Target in Seattle. However had to replace two of the those bags damaged when we flew between Vancouver and Las Vegas. Thanks to Target's refund policy, we received a credit for the bags purchased in Seattle in Las Vegas and then hit the premium ...
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Jasmine’s 18th Birthday
We celebrated Jasmine's 18th birthday with a dinner at the Cobdogla Club. Here are some photos from the dinner. Photo Album ...
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Riverland Rendezvous – Border Run
There were heaps of baddies around but no goodies in sight. Click on "play" below to view the YouTube video of the turf war. Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6fV1IUYEXE ...
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Tasmania (October 2010)
In October 2010 we travelled to Tasmania on the "Spirit of Tasmania" ferry where we spent 10 days touring the island. Itinerary
  • Day 1 - We travelled from Devonport to Stanley.
  • Day 2 - We travelled from Stanley to Craddle Mountain.
  • Day 3 - We travelled from Craddle Mountain to Launceston.
  • Day 4 - We travelled from Launceston to Hobart, where we stayed for 3 nights.
  • Day 7 - We travelled from Hobart to Port Arthur.
  • Day 8 - We travelled from Port Arthur to St. Helens.
  • Day 9 - We travelled from St. Helens to Launceston.
  • Day 10 - ...
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