22 June 2018
Back home in Indy: Exhausted but collectively richer in our global experiences. It was truly a pleasure traveling with this group. Get some sleep and enjoy the rest of your summer.
20 June 2018
7 hour layover in LA calls for a quick bus ride to the nearby beach town El Segundo for dinner.
LA skyline in fog or was it smog?
Farewell cairns Australia
20 June 2018
Final Australien encounter: taking a picture gholding a real life koala. Her name is Vovo and she is a teenage koala.
Scenic train ride through Rainforest from Kuranda back to Cairns.
Took a gondola ride across the Kuranda Rainforest.
Last full day in Cairns. Visited the Tjapakai Village. Practiced our Spear and Boomerang throwing skills. Listened and watched a didgeradoo being played and tribal village dances.
19 June 2018
Boat also made a stop on Fitzroy Island and a few scenic pix from ride back.
A few pix of the pontoon at the reef. They have a slide and a glass bottom boat.
Moore Reef: Sunshine and warm but a strong cool breeze called for a wet suit for Snorkeling. Although water was 80 degrees.
Very choppy ride some of us lost breakfast on the way out.
Heading on a 90 minute boat ride to Moore Reef for some snorkeling.
17 June 2018
Sydney Opera House tour.
Visit to the Featherdale Wildlife Park. Feeding and playing with the Kangoroos.
16 June 2018
Sydney Vivid festival lightshow.
Visit to Barracks were convicts where held.
Visiting Bondi Beach
First views of Sydney.
15 June 2018
Bridge to Green Dragon Inn.
Tree above Bilbos house is completely man made for movie set.
Starting our tour of the Hobbiton movie set.
14 June 2018
Redwood forest Treetop night walk
Mudspa step 2: sulfur bath
Mudspa step 1: 20 minutes of mud
All my past deeds are finally catching up to me. Bus to Hells Gate: Mudspa
Hot Springs that feeds the communal bath area
Village communal outside bathing area.
Communal cooking area.
13 June 2018
Visit to Maori Village for traditional presentation of dance and food. Including the traditional Pavlova dessert.
Rotorua Ducktour on Blue Lake. Riding in 74 year old Lucy WWII amphibian.
12 June 2018
View of Auckland from atop Mt. Eden, a volcano crater.
1st Coffee in NZ, Statue from middle earth
Auckland Airport in the rain.
Arrived at Auckland. Waiting for rest of group.
10 June 2018
Houston to Auckland, New Zealand. Beginning our almost 15 hour flight.
We are off on our down under journey. Indianapolis to Houston
10 June 2018