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Ski and Surf

Last weekend we experienced something Epic to New Zealand. On Saturday while Dusty was high in the Alps experiencing his FIRST SKI IN NEW ZEALAND, the Peas and Mama were taking advantage of a particularly warm WINTER DAY AT THE BEACH! Where else in the world can you Ski AND Surf in the same weekend?   Saturday … Continue reading

Weekend Getaway – Queenstown NZ

What a treat Dusty and I had last weekend! Two different sets of people volunteered (without our asking) to watch the Peas if we ever wanted to sneak away for a couple days. What!? We were being ASKED to go away?! We most certainly took advantage of such an Unexpected and Excellent offer, and chose … Continue reading

travel tools: Footwear…

  Footwear…. A crucial item for the adventurer. In our situation–where we and the Peas spend a large part of our adventuring in the rough… our most worn shoes are Gumboots. We’ve tried all sorts of gumboots, but have found our favorite to be Bogs.  Most of the boots above are bogs… they have handy handles … Continue reading

Wharariki Beach at Cape Farewell

Every one of our excursions during our recent stay at Golden Bay (top of South Island New Zealand) was AMAZING… This one however might have topped the chart by just a hair… a short hike through pristine farm land complete with sheep, cattle, rolling green meadows, and even some friendly horses in the parking lot … Continue reading

travel tool: Carrying Bub

Baby-Carriers…. With 8 Peas in 11 years, we have been carrying at least one baby around for over a decade… a trusty baby-carrier sure makes the job easier.  We have had this front-pack since our 2006 trip to Europe with Pea#4 (she was 6 months old at the time – we carried her all over Croatia and Italy … Continue reading