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Lurking outside after arrival

More invaders

Gathered in the kitchen

Out on the boat

The sisters

Stacy and me

Stacy and me

Kicking back


Out in the pool

Out in the pool


Dinner prep gets underway

A quick card game




The bliss of pickles

The full group at William and Mary

Cheers, again!

Trudging through camp

In camp

Group shot

In the slot

In the slot

The hot trek back

Cooling down

Approaching the high point

Staging things on the sidewalk

Coffee before hitting the road

Passport in hand

Approaching our accomodations

Our room for a handful of nights

Into the water


Happy in the sun

First dinner

Sunset time

Conch salad for lunch

Hi kids!

Walking the beach

Turnaround point

Full speed ahead

Smooch on the water taxi

Descending for a dip




In the salt water

Climbing out

On the rim

Checking out the cave

Examining the signage

Rope looking a little worse for the wear

Thinking about a boat joyride

Ferry terminal

Saying hello

Camera showdown

Lenny Kravitz's Bahamas house

Chowing down

Exploring Queen's Bath

Protected pool

Peering out from the cave

Comfy rocks

Starting to head out

Ebbs and flows

Scaling the rock

Sunny view

Returning to the Keys

Windley Key trails

Cubanos for lunch

Mallory Park sunset

Shocked by the Instagramming

Strolling through the garden

Escaping the drizzle

Relaxing before dinner

At the Napa Valley Reserve

Soaking up the sun

At the blue door

Relaxing in the garden before the meal

On the ferry

The Golden Fire Hydrant, which saved the Mission District in 1906

Ready for a paddle

Out on Big Bear Lake

Peeking back

The tiniest of the chainsaw bear sculptures

Down at the water

Snow cat

North-facing slope

Trudging through the drifts

Lake overlook

Snow and dirt

Clearing on the trail

Balancing pro

On the trail

View of Baldwin Lake

Eye of God (plus Stacy)


Ready to hit the real trail

Upwards toward Bertha Peak

Taking a breather after a race

Break time

Up at the top

Sunday hiking crew

Victory poses

Coming down from Gray's Peak

Time to load up the packs

Ready to hit the trail

Big laughs

Joining up with the Pacific Crest Trail

A very sad picnic table

Sitting in the shade

Packs lighter after drinking most of the water

Ready for another day of hiking

Time to depart

Rounding the corner

One more by the road crossing

Lined up

Ready to tackle Bertha Peak

Killing time at Inland Center Mall while the car charges

Rallying for the party

Sweeping vistas at the summit

Checking out the web

Unpacking the boxes

All pretty at the first stop


Lots of ladies

Outside at Cougar

Sandal attack

Outside at Callaway

Sitting down for dinner

The ladies

The ladies and our cruise director

Paul Hefner

Finally getting some respect

What a classy group




Getting crazy

An eclectic bunch

Me and Stacy

Murray, Gilbert, and Stacy

Hiding in the shade

Accepting the challenge

Going down

Determined to stay up

Thrown again

The full crew

The full crew

The ladies

The ladies

The ladies

The ladies, now complete

Poison Ivy and Katana

Dinner at the Krazy Coyote

Prepping for dinner

Waiting for picture time

Gagging with spoon

Me and Stacy

The whole crew

Slightly goofier

The ladies

Ladies again

Relaxing, with coffee

Playing cards

Dote hamming it up

The brunch crowd

All eight of us

About to head out to checkout playa artwork

Playa Barbie #1

Cruising the playa

Giant metal arch

Out at the trash fence

Getting a fortune from a mirrored cat

Inside the memorial

Reading the message


Stacy and Terry in the O

Makeup in progress

Ready to venture out

All made up

The Waggle Lounge Meadery fills up

In the lounger

Thinking "this is crazy"

Removing the lights

Taking it all in

Our camp, watching from the distance

Covered in dust

Dinner prep in progress

Gearing up for the morning hike

Treking along

Up to the ridge

Red dirt trail

Dropping non-backpacks at the hotel

Fuel for the first day on the trail

Hitting the trail

Trudging down the trail, thankful for the overcast skies

Glamor shots

A campfire, when backpacking, in California!

Heading up on a day hike

Overlooking the campsite

Return to Parsons Landing

Cooling off

Hiding spot in the shade

Ready to catch the Cyclone back to Avalon

We're on a boat too

On the go

Considering some early morning BBQ

Pre-flight stretching

Our very own stuffed animals

Bliss at 30,000 feet, with wine flight

Dinner is served

Made it to the hotel in Beijing

Strolling in the sun

Relaxing in the shade

Digging into a self-heating lunch

About to trek down the stairs

Bell Tower, Beijing

Workout options

Enjoying the less crowded surroundings

Up on the little hill

Walking through the Silk Market

Dumplings for lunch

Ready to conquer

Happy to be done with the boring part of the trail

Heading up

Scramble up the broken steps

Popping into the ruined tower

All alone, on guard

All alone up on the wall

All alone up on the wall

Our high point of the hike

Looking down

Pausing for a water break

Packed and ready for the train

On the high speed train, at about 300 kph

Stacy's a fan of the room in Pingyao, at Jing's Residence

Meat on a stick

Late afternoon sun on the wall

Strolling on the wall

Looking at the newer parts of the city

Up on the wall

Ready for training

County Government area

Just outside the Tower of the Immortal Fox

Tiny dog time!

A quick break before heading down

Snow Beer - allegedly the best selling (but not best-tasting) beer in the world

Winding up


Settling in for a massage

Stacy signing an autograph for one of her many fans

Saying goodbye to the fancy hotel room

In the cart for the short ride to the taxi

Greyhound sighting!

Eggs and noodles for breakfast (approximately $1.25)

Inside the gardens

Relaxing on the less crowded path

Fresh, raw garlic for the table

Posing with her new buddy

Out for a peaceful walk

It's hardly raining at all anymore

In the lights

Sniffing around

Su Xiaoxiao's tomb

Nice place to sit for a moment

Checking out downtown

Quick lunch at the train station

Massage chair in the waiting room

Business class on the high speed train


Checking out the Shikumen Open House Museum, which feels very Temple of Doom intro


KFC delivery moped vs minivan in a very narrow alley

Relaxing in a quiet corner with a view of the rockery

Taking a break

Up in the VIP section

Glad we got onto the front deck

Late afternoon sun

My lovely date

Sipping a cocktail in the fairly empty bar

Final sun glow

Perusing the menu at Lost Heaven

Settling into the new purse

Checking out Fuxing Park

Exploring the alleys around Taikang Road

Scheming shopper

Vending machine books

Leave my pigs alone, mythical creature!

Checking out our hot pot bounty

A little wine in the VIP lounge

Giving it a good pump

Other end of the table

Applying lotion, or slapping - take your choice

All the young people

Two tiers

The whole crowd

Arranging the grab bags

Everyone expect poor Max

Red underneath

So grouchy!

Happy again

Lounging ladies

Looping back

All aboard!

Engine room

In front of the tree

One more


Oh, the humanity

Digging in

Another fancy bag

It fits!


A bag within a bag

Another bag

Testing it out

Watch out for the zapper

Tiny turtle card

Dinner time!


Moving to more aggressive opening techniques

Wintery napkins

Maisie and Stacy

Happy baby

Feeding time

The assembled crowd

Lots of Eckels

Gathering cookies

Entering the garden at the Milwaukee Public Museum

A visitor

Perusing the paper

About to give chase

Fresh socks!

Coffee coffee coffee

Cookie gathering

Stacy's leg stash

Sitting down for the meal

Getting suspicious

Max, android inspector

Sculpture tour

The crew, arrayed as they should be

Everyone, including those now partially hidden

Stacy at the pool

Heading back to the house

Studying up ahead of time

Hydrate first

Legacy and chump

Sampling the "low alcohol" martini

Up at the bar again

Adding the bitter

Back in our seats

Getting a little tipsy

Fourth and final

We survived!

Chaos at the cat shelter

Prepping for pickleball

Enjoying the sun

Not yet at full speed

The fishing begins

First catch - yellowtail!

Hogfish, soon to be dinner

Another grouper


Victory beer

Lazy return home

Lounging on the newly restored seawall

Being amused by the pelicans

New Year's Eve

Adding the photographer to the mix

Looking like trouble

Dancing it out


On the run

Last day in Key Largo

Down at the water


Cartful of troublemakers

Return to pickleball

New Year's Day

Alternate angle

Out in the ocean

Hooks in the water

Reeling in the barracuda

Poking the fish

The cornhole battle begins

Beans in the air

Stacy's turn

And now Lisa's


Getting distracted

Pre-dinner photo

The obligatory silly shot

Checking out the orchid tree

In front of the orchid tree

Opening the glitter bomb

Modeling the hair clips

Inspector Betty approves

Mug and mirror

Enjoying the spray and wind on the Point

Taking in the performance

Unpacking the loot

Sitting down to the holiday meal

Cookie time

The whole gang

The whole gang, one with a fun hat

Entering the Escape

A fresh Pig bag!

The full crew

Incognito mode

Approaching the Milwaukee Art Museum

Up in the tuna tower

Heading out to sea

Last loungers

Perfectly medium-rare prime rib

Taking in the scenery

Stacy and Lisa

Soaking up the sun

Nearing the end of our cruise

A friendly card game

Enjoying the rejuvenated hot tub

Family shot

Giving some direction

All five of us

Ruth chomps into an apple

Sitting down for dinner

The whole gang

Ruth gets her nails done

Lots of pink

Chowing at Culver's

Jill gets cookies to go

Meeting a friend

Rearing up

Off to the races

Up in the air

A burst of speed


And they're off

Soaking up the Sunday sun

Getting tired

Taking off

Heading south

Turning around

Sprinting back

In the foam

A fun run

Stopping short

Sneaking past the goalie

Splashing along

Up at the top

Our turn at the sign

Approaching the viewpoint

We made it

At the summit

Pausing during the ascent

Up and away

At the peak

Ready to hit the trail to test the gear

Fire pit after dinner

Taking in the ocean view

Checking out the sunset

Out for a spin

Screaming yellow, screaming fast

Ruth's turn at photographer

The horde descends

Out on the deck

The whole gang

Stacy and the graduate

Sneak attack

Happy grad

Checking out the overlook

Gathered in the rental house

Pizza dinner

Waiting to board the boat

Running in the fountain

Embracing the bean

Taking it all in

Prepping the cauliflower

At our destination for the night in Rancho Santa Fe

Smelling the roses, as usual

Waiting for lunch to be ready


Getting back in under the hot sun

Bracing for the takeoff

Heading out on a walk

Tesla meets snow

Tesla, Stacy, and me

Warm but snowy

Burt and Stacy

Drying out on the porch

Short break


Up at the top of North Fortuna

Relaxing for a minute in the heat

A knowing smile

Behind the scenes at Micro Bear's Instagram shoot

Waiting at SAN for our flight

A little luxury shopping at Heathrow

Starting out right with 1 liter of beer after very little sleep on the plane

Tunneling through towards Englischer Garten

Strolling around Englischer Garten (English Garden)

Pork shank for lunch!

Caffeine acquired

Gyro - lunching success

The car has arrived!

Hopping in (brand new Porsche 911 4S convertible)

Top down, ready for action

Taking the wheel

Near the entrance of Schloss Hohenschwangau

Back into the car

Streching its legs

Happy driver

I think she had fun

Filling the kettle

Heading up to the wall

Up on the wall

In Burggarten

At the viewpoint

Enjoying the view

Starting the uphill return


Kiling some bugs

Taking a break

In our room at Schloss Eckberg

Post-breakfast gazing

On the castle's grounds

Getting fresh


Sneaky American

At the inner wall

Cafe breakfast

Stacy and me

It's bright

Strolling through, checking the wares

Ice cream break

Relaxing before hitting the second floor

Filling up

Just about dinner time

Final prep

We found the rails

Approaching the first closed tunnel

Into the darkness

Group shot

Starting the return hike

Jackson arch

Hitting the trail

Look at those legs

The whole hiking crew

The anniversary party in full swing

Listening to Terry

Dote keeps waiting

Baby, but no beer

Lots of cousins

With Stacy and me

Our tent!

Stretching at camp

Wander Camp entrance

Happy camper

Soaking it in

Uh oh

Quite the lineup

The group!

The group!

The group!

Most of the ladies

Watching the video

The whole crew

Group shot #1

Group shot #2

Group shot #3

Group shot #5

Group shot #6

Watching the Borrego video

Ready to dine

On the cart to the helicopter

Rotors spinning up

Seated and ready

Heading over the water

Thumbs up!

Loving it

Happy passenger

Coconut refresher



Macadamia nut crusted seafood

Hitting the Ernie Maxwell Scenic Trail

Acorn beret


Just past the saddle

Inside the hollow

At Tahquitz Peak

The lookout tower

Prepping for the hike down

Finishing the prep

First major junction

Hydration pouch success

Rounding the back of the hill

Making friends

We managed to upgrade at checkin time


Our first dinner

Sated after a big lunch

Down the steps to explore town

Down by the fountain

Breakfast time - hope you like cake!


Taking a break from steps

Sentiero degli Dei - upwards!

Up up up

More steps along the monorail

Time for our panini

On the paved path

Hello cats

Cruising along the coast

Back up the steps to finish the day

Cappuccino and cake to start the day

Our dinner spot


Finalizing the paperwork

Making friends

In front of Trevi Fountain

In front of Trevi Fountain

Wandering the narrow cobblestones

Ready to dig in

Master suite

Ready for truffle hunting

Making feline friends

More cats

Walking through the wild thyme

Out in the hills

Time to head back

Blackberry discovered and plucked

Cheese and prosecco


Pasta eating

Happy camper

Ready to wander through town

A light dinner...

Making more friends

Checking the view from our rental's garden

Garden view

Sipping a cappuccino

On the grounds of Rocca di Tentennano

On top of Rocca di Tentennano

Soaking up the views and sun

On top of Rocca di Tentennano

Porcini toast for lunch

Wine tasting mid-hike



A bit more modern than other art in the area

At the top of Torre Grossa

Taking in the town

At the top of the town


Happy hour

Dinner time - pasta

Steak and duck

And an espresso

Waiting for our sandwiches

Il Magnifico - porchetta with truffle sauce

Prosecco on our terrace

Hippo hello

Negroni and bubbly to start

A tasty cucumber dish




In the gardens

In the sunset

Florence sunset

Retracing our ascent

Private silverware stash

Very colorful

Cod for me

And a little dessert to wrap up

Heading back to the hotel

Porchetta sandwich on the train

On the boat

Heading towards the world's oldest coffee house, maybe

Fancy brunch

Checking it out

Sitting in the square for a moment


Gelato treat

Filling up

On the Accademia bridge, with Salute in the background

Relaxing on our dock

Dinner at Bistrot de Venise

Starter - cured fish

The starters arrive

First course - pasta!

And now for the fish

And of course dessert

In the palace

Lunchtime, with gnocchi

And calamari

Sitting for a bit

Our final happy hour in Italy

Ready for our dinner


Getting full

Cocktail hour lineup

Sweet shades

Stacy and Kris

Watch out

Settling into the cabin

Perusing the Julian museum

Ready to chow down

Tesla winds up

Tesla sneaks in

Everybody lined up

Making the cut

Smooth sailing

Taking another notch

Clearing out the cabinets

Shall we destroy?

Strategizing on the sink cabinet

A gentle slice

Tile has been smashed

Sweeping up some of the drywall carnage

A few rows down

Stepping carefully

Final piece

Sweet relief

Entering Ferndell

Gazing out at the Getty Villa

Rose inspector

Inside the alcove

Cruising back to the hotel

Back to the trailhead

Getting our bearings

Snack time

Out in the dry, dry mountain air

Embarking on Sunset Trail, from the Meadows Trailhead

About to cross the dam at the foot of Big Laguna Lake

Taking a break

Taking in the view

Readying to move out

Exploring the lakefill

Dipping toes at North Avenue Beach

Gathered in the living room

Fiery red in the backyard

On the port side

Towards the end of the tour

Ready to disembark

Long table for lunch

Waiting for lunch

Sunday afternoon

Maisie on an unknown lap

Maisie, dubious but accepting

Take 1

Take 2

Take 3

Take 4

Walking the 606 in Chicago

Near the majestic "overlook"

Ready to open the wall

The slicing begins

With the proper tool, all jobs are easy and safe

Painting to match

Removing the old outlet

Moving on to some finishing work

Stacy with a nailgun

Down comes the trim

One piece left

Taking it all in

Cutting out the half-circles

Officially completing the project

Waiting to board the tram at the Getty

About to get trapped in the tar

Short break in the blazing sun

Time to wake up!

Sneaking in a small dog in a jaunty scarf

Observing wryly

Stacy, Lisa, and LaVonne

Wine and old letters

Gathering 'round the fire for a good story

Rayne's turn with the camera

Odin looking very pleased at getting a ride at last


Reacting to crazy pictures from China

More China stories

Spanning four generations

Rayne and a blur of hair

Tilting back

Whizzing by

Coming to a halt

A bit dizzy after returning to stable ground

Getting close to the front of the line

Heading up

A wide variety of emotions

Stretched hand holding

Curving back around


Uncontrolled laughter

Down the chute

Starting to kick up some spray

Here comes the wave


Remarkably dry


Back on the loop trail

Heading upwards in the heat

Crowd at Moonlight Beach

Game time

Happy with being photographed

Approaching the tortoises

Stacy's turn

The herd approaches

Extending an offer

Saying hello

Neck scratches

Juvenile on the loose

Pre-dinner drinks

Tesla shows some interest

At the Rady Shell (check the screens)

Enjoying the cocktail hour

Wandering Coronado

In the sand

Lunch break at ArtWalk

Strolling in Carlsbad

Late afternoon sun

All four of us


Smores at the table

Stacy says hello

Chewing away

A little bashful

Ready for takeoff

Chowing down

Checking out the talons

Chilling with Tig

Staring straight ahead

Contemplating a new pet

Tig's not too excited about the camera

Waiting for the 12 mile flight to wrap up

Group shot

And he's off

Back again

Stacy's turn

Meaningful eye contact

Leaning forward

Taking the plunge

Another takeoff

Coming back

Steam the harris hawk

Gazing back

Keeping a respectful distance

3... 2... 1...


Coming back again

Another nice landing

Soaring back

Our new friend

Back and forth

Exiting the group shot

Almost looking like a chicken

V shape

Bright yellow feet

Side eye

Generating some lift

To and fro

Short break

Full extension

Up up and away

A little afternoon Quirkle

At the tail end of our Balboa Park walk

Lunch at Stone

Sunday picnic on the beach

Dipping a toe in

Reported to be chilly

Out for a walk at Dust Devil Nature Trail

So close to wildlife

An overlook of sorts

Splashing around

Heading for the water

Walk with greyhound, run with scissors

Rounding the bend

Pause on the hike up

Big rock

Ready for the risotto

Seafood platter appetizer at Bourbon House

Double purple

Wandering Louis Armstrong Park

Inside St Louis Cemetary 2

Back to the hotel to relax

Po boys at Mother's

Ready for beignets

Snake charmer

Fast friends

Stacy and Lisa

Sneak attack

Enjoying the relative solitude at the point

Down at the beach

Celebrating the start of the trip

On the plane, starting to make trouble

The people stuck in the middle start to wish for new seats

Waiting for our tents to clear the stinkbug inspection

Grabbing a ride

Sniffing the flowers

A few backpacks

Still awake!

Settling in at the Sugar Club

Something to see!

Checking out the old mining stuff

Across the bridge, into the tunnel

Karangahake Tunnel Walk

Working the rails

Andrew's favorite bridge so far

Checking in with our buddy Gollum

Welcome to Hobbiton, indeed

Beers at lunch

Hoisting a sour

Lunch has arrived!

Boarding the gondola

Queentown in the background

At the top of the gondola ride

In front of the Remarkable range

Helmets on for safety!

Ready to race

Stinky breezes

Waiting for our first flight

Upright in the Skycouch

Back in San Diego, feeling fresh

Thinking about taking a dip

Quick stop at the falls

Wairere Falls

Checking out the shore of Lake Taupo

Late afternoon light

In front of Mt Doom, about to embark

In front of Mt Ngauruhoe

Stacy and me

At our high point

About to descend toward the Blue Lake

Crater lineup

In the woods, trying to make the earlier shuttle

Done and with beer!

Nice to sit down for a bit

Looks like we're in for a wait

In the lounge, trying to get the WiFi to work

First wine-tasting stop

Hiding in the foliage

Second dog spotted

Outdoor sipping

Repacking for Abel Tasman

Farewell, boat!

Taking stock of the gear

Ready to depart

Getting some gravity assistance

Our turn to cross

Pausing at the viewpoint

Packs still on - must be a short break

A little lunchtime wading at Bark Bay

Clear and shallow water

Bark Bay, with campsites in the background

Back on the trail

Tonga Quarry area

Setting up camp at Onetahuti Bay

Happy it's happy hour

Out on a limb

Watching the dismount skeptically

Enjoying the beach

Cooking up some dinner in the kitchen shelter

Serving up the feast

Boots on!

On the move again

Rolling into Awaroa Lodge

Cold drinks, what luxury

Taking the shortcut

Fending off the sandflies

Stacy's finest blister

Nice lazy start to the morning


Pausing in the field

Pause to drop off some other passengers

Happy riders

Drinks have arrived

And now food!

Off to feed the pigs

Breakfast scraps!

The South Island's longest swing bridge


In front of yet another waterfall

Stacy's turn

A running start


Flying down


Done flying

Big finish

At the Perpendicular Point overlook

Checking into the Punakaiki Beach Hostel

Time for river kayaking

Hopping in the boats

Super lush

Working against the current

Cruising along

Passing the rapid section

Relaxing in the sun

Enjoying the paddle

Much easier going with the current!

Winding downstream

Navigating the rapids


Perched on the side of the path

Sunset rapidly approaches

Incoming spelunkers

Pancakes all around

In front of the swinging bridge

Out at the edge


On the bouncy cantilevered section

Settling in at our rental in Franz Josef Village

Early morning, stumbling toward the helicopter staging area

Taking in the waterfall

Soaking up the drizzle

As close as we got to the ice

Beers at lunch

Suiting up for the flight

Flight cancelled!

Joyous breakfast

Tromping through the swamps

Sad to be missing the glaciers

Swatting a sandfly

Stop at Haast Visitor Center

Picnic spot at the visitor center

Probably getting devoured by sandflies

In front of Thunder Creek Falls

A really substantial swing bridge

Back to the car

Bench at our chalet for the evening

Wandering downtown Wanaka

Andrew being driven insane by the crooked squares

In the driftwood pile at Lake Wakatipu

Down at Lake Wakatipu

Trying to make friends

All nice and dry

Crossing the Route Burn (the river)

Tramping like pros

Try not to fall off the bridge

Enjoying the sunny trails

Poking around the meadow

Escaping the sandflies

Chowing down

Soaking in the waterfalls

Packing up and enjoying the shelter

Ready and pumped

Maximum: 2

Scooting across

Climbing toward Lake Harris

Time to wade

Under the Lake Mackenzie kitchen shelter

Hunkered down

Pausing at an overlook

Day three is fun

Shaking off the spray

Another nice viewpoint

Kicking back

About to jump on the first boat

Boat for the Lake Manapouri crossing

Warm and dry on the boat

Sipping our hot drinks, indoors

New sunnies

Getting to the next part of the trek

Starting the cruise right


Our cozy but comfy cabin



Bigger rockfish

Spiny lobster

Setting out in the kayaks

Rain picking up

Oystercatcher on the rock

Still raining

Booze cruising

All of us

On the lookout for penguins

Penguin seeking

Breakfast time

Shortbread bliss

Our AirBnB in Queenstown

Hunkering down under the beak

Champion of the giant pretzel

On the Skyfari

Up close with the wacky birds

Packs on and ready to move

Hiking down the canyon

Another clearing

Stream crossing

A bit of uphill

Lots of bikes on Saturday

Last bit of Noble Canyon

Trailhead almost sited

Fine dining al fresco

Taking a breather

Refilling water

All blue

Shady lunch spot

Setting out

Out in the water

Me and Stacy in the tandem

Action shot

Approaching the lighthouse


Lighthouse sighting

Packed into the tower

In the tower

Other boats have arrived

About to head back

Now in a single

In front of the Olympics

Sliding through the waters

Walking the local trails

Harvesting some berries

Picking high

Scouting for salmon

On the riverbanks

Surveying the shore

Shore by the cabins, stopping for lunch

At Marymere Falls

Over the bridge

On the ferry, heading east

Into the wilderness

Beware of bees

Foss Lake

Foss Lake

Our turnaround point

Hike hike hike