Day Two, part 2: Fat Pipi and a bit more

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Just to finish up from the earlier post: We DID go out to dinner at Fat Pipi Pizza in Hokitika. It was a decent pizza, but what we really enjoyed the most was the fellow behind the counter! Nice guy, …

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Day Two: About those Flat Whites…

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Longest Day Ever? -OR- You’re a Shining Star, no matter where you are!

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It truly seems like today has gone on FOREVER. And in a way it has, as I didn’t really get any sleep on the plane on the way over to New Zealand and so it’s been rather like Saturday never …

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Welcome New Readers!

The countdown continues, and D-day (that’s D for Departure!) approaches rapidly. I managed to get one heck of an impressive amount of things done around the house on Thanksgiving Day. I can finally say that I’ve completed several projects that …

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Poof!! And half the time has gone!

Would some one please explain to me how in the heck the THIRTY days I wrote about in my last post has been reduced to half of that? Yes, yes, I know. Time waits for no one. Well let me …

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The REAL countdown is here!

Well folks, this is it… Yesterday I hit the “30 days before departure” mark, and let me tell you this: In spite of the fact that I’ve been counting down for almost 10,000 days, it hit me like a ton …

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Big Sur… in a word: WOW!!

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I’ve driven past it, but had never stopped in Big Sur. I can guarantee you that I will go again, as there is so much more to explore!  Tui was hooked up late Saturday morning and then we were off… …

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