We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and didn't eat too much :)
Last years "Year In Photo's" was so popular that I thought we should make it a tradition! We had 159 Page Views!
As you know we have had a Wonderful year including 3 Months in America - But I will try to condense as much as I can - that won't be easy!
It took me 4 hours last year, so this year I am starting early and adding to it when I have time so that it will be ready on time :)
We moved from Kambalda to Kalgoorlie - Best move we ever made!
We put our Baby Q through its paces as well, Now that we finally had it set up and we could use it.
We got a phonecall from some friends we made in Darwin that they had just moved down to Perth - well we just had to go and visit, we all had a great weekend!
|Me & Si|
|We all went to a Rum Distillery in the Swan Valley-It was no Bundy, but still good!|
|They brought a friend with them!|
Another trip back to Perth, this time for the Caravan & Camping Show:
|This photo is for the Retro's :)|
|The Management Team!|
|1/2 the crowd|
|The other half! It was a huge night!|
This was a Big Month in the C/Park, we had a farewell for some neighbours:
Dave & I visited " The Mining Hall Of Fame" - which unfortunately is now closed:(
Then it was time for our farewell:
|A Great Night!|
|Packed up and ready to go!|
|In Mandurah - waiting to go to America!|
Ok the next 3 months were spent in America. So I will condense it right down and try to give you the hightlights - But there were so many! Just remember if you want to see the whole tour just visit the posts May through to July. Here goes:
San Diego Zoo:
Anaheim - Disneyland:
Helicopter ride from Vegas to the Grand Canyon:
|The Grand Canyon|
|Standing near the base of the Canyon!|
Then our Road Trip started, First driving to the Grand Canyon via the Hoover Dam:
Then to the West Rim:
Then the South Rim:
Then as our road trip continued towards Denver we had our first of many encounters with snow in Mesa Verde National Park Cortez- it was wonderful:
We reached Denver and caught up with our friends Jas and Jo and their georgeuos kids Jacob & Isabelle we had a great time with them and returned to Denver 4 times over our 3 months.
Our first trip with them was to Elitch Park - Dave says it was the best theme park he had ever been to, all rides! He made Jas go on every one of them with him!
More outings with Jas & Jo:
A Colorado Rockies Baseball Game - they didn't win!
A trip to Blackhawke - A small casino town in the Mountains:
Our big highlight this month was Yellowstone National Park:
Then Wyoming & South Dakota
|Crazy Horse Memorial|
We also drove up through the Rocky Mountains in Colorado - Wow just amazing!
We drove to Aspen with Jas, Jo and kids and Jas's Parents:
Then back to Denver for some fun with the kids!
Then off driving again through Missouri where we found that fabulous Country & Western store with all the stuffed animals:
This month we also flew to New York to join a Coach Tour - first stop Niagara Falls Canada:
Then we flew back to Denver just in time for Independence Day!
|and all the food!|
Memphis & Nashville - were we became very fond of Country Music.
Then onto Cartersville Georgia for a Rodeo:
And of course Texas:
Now that was as much as I could condense those 3 months, but it would be very remiss of me to not show photo's of Dave with his renewed interest in guns. So checkout this lot:
With guns so readily available
it is probably lucky we don't live over there :)
Well as you can imagine it was pretty hard settling into life in Kalgoorlie after that! But we did have to build up the bank account again - there was alot of shopping over there!
So we set up the van, Dave went back to work and I got a job in a Deli.
Dave went to a car & motorbike show:
This month was full of visitors, most of them arrived on the same weekend! But hey the more the merrier!
|Great excuse to go out!|
|Even our van got a visitor :)|
Also our Daughter Bec came to visit:
and we brought a New Car:
This month we set up the car for travelling:
A weekend in Mandurah
|I Took them to lunch!|
We had a Pizza Party with our neighbours - Cheryl & Tony
We brought a new "Holiday Home" - but we haven't had a chance to use it yet :(
|A 30 Second Tent - yes it does go up in 30 Seconds!|
Wow I finally got here after 3 DAYS!!!
This month was kaos - but i'm sure it was for everyone! We hope everyone had a great time with family and friends. We did, our trip to Esperance was good - a bit on the cool side and very windy! But hey that's Esperance!
|Too cold for swimming!|
Now we are in Mandurah catching up with the girls - weather is much warmer! I love it but everyone else is complaining!
Thankyou, to everyone who has followed our blog and made comments. It is a great way to keep track of what you have been up too.
We hope you all have a wonderful New Year - maybe we will get to catch up with a few of you next year!
Cheers & Merry Christmas,
Dave & Shell