Oct 28, 2019

Plastic Alternative

Stumbled on these on my travels.
Set to replace single use plastic drink bottles.
Lots of opinions on this on the web.
Manufacturers web site Info

Cross Country

I always get a window seat when going cross country in the US.
I can spend the 4 hours plus just glued to the window.
Here are few fairly average phone pics.
St Louis to Chicago
Look closely to see the silver arch in downtown St Louis in this shot

 Over the Mississippi River
 Hundreds of miles of farmland as we head north east
 Closer to Chicago continuous farmland
 Into Chicago area with Lake Michigan (the third largest of the great lakes) in the background and O'Hare airport in the middle.
I have been out on the lake and seriously its like being on an ocean.
O'Hare airport. Massive and crazy!
 The downtown area is alongside the lake otherwise its a very flat landscape

 When leaving O'Hare another queue. Air travel is all about getting in line and being patient. It can be seriously aggravating at times.

Oct 27, 2019

Saturday Adventure

Most weekends we do an adventure. This one was walking to the top of the Mount (Mauao)
It's a big deal for little legs.
We had a ball.

 Pop we can see the whole world
 Did it
 Nice little picnic
 I told Jay this spot was a wishing well when I was a kid
 Hope we don't run into this dude!
 Famous spot at the mount

Oct 21, 2019


The last thing you would expect to find way inland in the USA.
A local St Louis beer called All Black. Note the silver fern! bet it breaks some copyright laws of NZ.
Apparently it uses hops from New Zealand.

Oct 20, 2019

10058 Meters 928 Kph

Mid Pacific. Had a big week of flying. Still have over 7 hours to go to Auckland. How amazing is this to be able to blog this from my mobile phone mid flight.
Will leave it to another day to fill in more details and pics.
Quite an adventure

Oct 5, 2019

Main Beach Mt Maunganui

Click on the image below for the larger version 

G & T in Bali

It was great to receive these shots of Grace and Thomas from their holiday in Bali
Growing up that's for sure.

Oct 1, 2019

Tauranga Crossing

They have done a great job with this shopping centre.
Well worth a look.
It was very quiet the time we were there.
Food options are impressive as are the entertainment area for the kids.