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Crossing Oceans

We got around in 2013

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We tend to travel a bit. 2013 was a bit different. We traveled a lot.

It was one of the more prolific years of travel since 2006-2007.

San Francisco

February consisted of a quick trip to San Francisco with hopes of an international teaching position, we got one in the Caribbean. We also scored some hard to find Pliny the Elder.


Nadine got her skiing and friend fix in Oregon in late winter.

London, England and Spain

I led over 20 students across the Atlantic to London, England and Barcelona, Valencia, and Godella for a week of Spanish language and cultural immersion.




I spent time in Hotlanta for IB school training.


Our first international vacation as a family of four introduced all to Beautiful Belize.


Papua New Guinea and Australia

Dr. Pepper and myself headed over to the other side of the world to visit our good buddy Scuba Steve as he volunteered in Papua New Guinea. PNG was a great trip that renewed the craziness and unexpected of passing outside your home borders. I have to say that PNG is travel back in time in many ways. Fortunately we were able to meet up with our friends the Bennetts in Melbourne on our return flight to the States through Australia.



Cayman Islands

In August, we finally made the move to the Cayman Islands where we work and attend the Cayman International School.




To finish the year, we returned to spend Christmas on American soil.

Here are a few stats from the year.

16 total blog entries
242,902 visits to the blog since 2006
7 countries visited
2 new countries visited - England and Papua New Guinea
53,000 miles traveled
1st international flight in business class

The first person that can successfully guess the first country (other than the United States and Cayman Islands) that I will visit in 2014, I will send you a postcard from the Caribbean. Hint: It is Spanish speaking.

We made it to the end of another blog. It's been a great year and here's to another great and eventful 2014 for all. If you find yourself in the Cayman Islands, we'll show you where the best beach is located.

Posted by TulsaTrot 19:36 Archived in USA Tagged england australia spain belize cayman_islands london_england papua_new_guinea around_the_world_travel dr_pepper

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I'm a friend of your parents-went to HF with your dad. I understand your thrill of traveling. My husband was military and was stationed several places state side plus 3 yrs in Spain and 4yrs in Germany.our four kids grew up traveling and probably envy your travels. Keep it up. We camped all over Europe in our 7 yrs there'

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