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Month: November, 2002

One Expensive Dog

For Thanksgiving I went to my Aunt and Uncle’s. That’s not my Aunt or my Uncle below, but it is “Nero von der something german yadda yadda yadda…” My cousin breeds top of the line Shepherds, and was taking care of a friend’s while he was away on business. He’s the number one Schutzhund in […]

Sony 10th Anniversary/Spider-man Wrap/Stuart Little 2 Wrap Party

Two days after getting home from New Zealand, Imageworks called and said they were having a 10th Anniversary/Spider-Man/Stuart Little 2 Wrap Party. It was the closest thing they were going to have to a wrap party for those films. Only 6 months late. Almost no one that currently works at Sony was actually there. The […]

Quadbiking In Paraparaumu


The Great Barrier Reef, Australia

I touched it. She photographed it. The day out on the barrier reef was spectacular. It’s quite a bit larger than it looks and it was one of three seen during the day. One of the cooler things I’ve ever seen in the ocean.

Undara Lava Tubes, Australia

[UNDARA LAVA TUBES VIDEO LINK – 27sec. – 160×120 – 396k] I ran out of time last year to go to these lava tubes, and I almost balked at it again this year, but we made it out there. 3 hour drive out, two hour tour, three hour drive back. Plus or minus a few […]

Wild World, Australia

Zoos are much easier to see animals at so we went and checked out Wild World. My second time going there because I like to feed the slobbery kangaroos. We walked into the aviary and they were feeding the Lorikeets. What a racket. Flying here, flying there, dive bombing your head, noisy buggers. A little […]


Argh bats!!! Giant flying mammals that will suck the very life blood out of you! Run away! Ok, they’re frugivores, but still. Eh hem, fruit eaters. Pteropus Scapulatus. Wingspans up to 6 feet. Largest bats in the world. Yikes. Rainforests have cool shit.

Hartley’s Creek Croc Farm

Friday in Cairns was a day of rest. Only left the apartment once for some food. Watched all 5 channels of TV all day. It’s easy to channel surf with only 5 stations. This morning we got up and caught the train up to Kuranda, Skyrailed it down, and then a trip to Hartley’s Creek […]

The Olgas, Australia

We woke up at 4:00am this morning to catch the sunrise at Uluru. Turned into a bust as the sun never really came out behind the clouds. Jill’s face pretty much says it all. “I got up at what hour for this?” I laughed. We were also headed over to the Olgas. The “other” rocks. […]

Sunrise Camel Trek

If I have to drag my ass out of bed before the sun rises it better be good. Riding a camel falls under that category. 4:45am to hop on a smelly animal and look at a sun that comes up everyday…? Where do I pay? Ok, so it was really fun and really beautiful. There’s […]

Sounds Of Silence Dinner At Ayer’s Rock

We arrived in Ayer’s Rock/Uluru today on this cool ass plane. It’s painted in aboriginal designs. First on the list was the Sounds of Silence dinner out in the desert. We checked into the hotel and rested a bit before catching the bus out to the “restaurant”. At least that’s what they call it. We […]

Fiji to New Zealand to Sydney, Australia

On our flight out of Fiji at 3:00AM or something we were greeted by a spectacular sunrise behind the wing of the plane. We had a bit of a layover in Auckland where we slept, then hopped our flight to Sydney. Since we were only going to be in Sydney for a day we hopped […]

Shangri-La Resort, Fiji

Finally a real day of rest. At this point I was so tired I just hung out in the room and drank a lot of Fiji water. Hey, when in Fiji… Yes they really do get the water from here. Oh, and of course ate some more Pringle’s. I’m kinda sick of Pringle’s. Some of […]

Nadi, Fiji

After a long night of sleep without mozzies buzzing about, we settled in slowly at the Shangri-La Resort. We finally got a tropical sunset over the water. Somesthing we never got while out kayaking. That night we drove back into Nadi to meet up with Tony, or kayaking guide, for dinner and then hang out […]

Kadavu Airport, Fiji

Kadavu airport. Now offically the smallest airport I’ve ever seen. I thought one in Tahiti was small, but this one takes it. It’s a field with a large shed. We said goodbye to George and Waise back at Matava, and Petero, one of the other guides rode with us to the airport to say goodbye. […]