Sunday, January 2, 2011

Australia/New Zealand/South Pacific Island Cruise Postscript

This was by far the longest vacation trip we have ever taken and we enjoyed every minute of it (sea sickness aside). Our longest previous cruise was 14 days. All totaled, we were at sea for 28 days and were away from home for 30 days.

Thanks go to our great neighbors for watching the house and to my brother Jim and wife Sondra for storing our car and transporting us to and from the airport.

We picked up just over 25,000 United miles each (fairly useless anymore). They will most likely expire before we get to use to do that within a year or they are gone.

We took over 6,000 photos/videos between us. About 3,600 are left and that number will shrink with time as I comb through the photos again to do a little more organization. Less than 10% of those made it to the blog.

Our next big adventure will be South America (a new continent for us) later this spring. We are going to visit Machu Picchu in Peru as well as the Amazon River. This is only a 14 day trip, but it will be very different than what we just did. Most of our time will be spent above 8,000 ft in the Andes instead of at sea level. Stay tuned.

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