On Tuesday morning we left New Jersey heading west on I80 quickly switching to I76 in Pennsylvania but didn't stop until we got to St Louis west KOA unless you count the two Flying J Gas stations we stopped and took extensive naps in. From St Louis we went to Oklahoma City, OK then Santa Rosa, NM followed by Williams, Arizona the gateway to the Grand Canyon. After leaving Arizona we completed our trip to the Valencia Travel Village in Valencia,CA for a few nights before storing our trailer and going to the LAX Doubletree Hotel on the 12th. On the 13th we were joined by the tour leaders called "wagon masters " and the rest of our tour group from Fantasy RV Tours for orientation and preparation for our trip to Australia and New Zealand.
On Sunday morning Charlie lost a crown down the sink and needed maintenance to help retrieve it. Richard drove him to a dentist who was open Sunday who sterilized it and temporally glued it back in, shortly thereafter we went to the Airport.
We left LAX at around 10:45 PM on the 14th of September and arrived at Auckland, NZ at around 5 AM on the 16thy after a 12 hour flight passing the Equator and the International Dateline on the way. We hung around the Auckland Airport for a little over an hour and took a plane to Cairns, AU arriving around 7AM. After clearing customs we got on a bus and toured the town before being deposited at our hotel. Debby, I and a friend went for a walk on the Esplanade, a several mile long park on the ocean front of Cairns Bay. I suspect that everyone else in our group took some nap time before meeting for a welcome dinner at the hotel.
Please click on the link below for the rest of our trip
Additional pictures from our trip to Australia New Zealand can be seen at
Which is http://gallery.me.com/cjackyak
Links to other Yaker Family sites:
Michael's Woodjoiner Site Michael's Professional Carpenter's Site
In Loving Memory of Caryn Amy Shalita Yaker, December 19,1968 - November 26, 2005 Please visit her memorial site.
A Couple of Artists Rich and Caryn's photography site
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