Joyce and Ted's honeymoon

Joyce and Ted left their wedding reception at 8.00 pm and headed for the foreshore at Glenelg South Australia where they shared a serve of chips. They then headed for the Grosvenor Hotel on North Terrace, Adelaide, for the night where they were showered with confetti and upgraded to a suite....
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Our honeymoon in Tasmania

Our honeymoon in Tasmania
Ruth and Murdoch travelled via Melbourne to Tasmania and sailed on the Princess of Tasmania across Bass Straight.  They spent two weeks touring and highlights were Port Arthur and the Hobart Casino.  
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Judith's around Australia Honeymoon

Judith's around Australia Honeymoon
After the wedding at 483 Magill Road, Tranmere, Judith and Steve planned their 'round Australia' honeymoon on their weekend at Carrickalinga . They set off in their short-wheel base Toyota along the Great Ocean Road to Melbourne, then Canberra and up the east coast of Australia, visiting friends on the way....
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A Tribute to W. A. Adams on his 90th Birthday

A Tribute to W. A. Adams on his 90th Birthday
[While I was serving my mission in The Netherlands, I received a letter dated 17 Dec 1964 from my grandfather's niece (my cousin, Ardes Adams) which read: ". . . We expect a big day on your grandpa's birthday. . . .  Your mother and I wrote a ditty about him...
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My five years in the Infantry during World War II

My five years in the Infantry during World War II
Bills talks about his long service in the Infantry during the Second World War, serving in Tobruk, Libya, Alemain, New Guinea and Borneo.  He also tells us how the War dominates his thoughts as he gets older.
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My life interests

Jill  talks about the many interests she has enjoyed over her life.  First and foremost are her husband, four children and grandchildren, Other interests include, reading, jigsaw puzzles and her travels to Hong Kong, China, USA and Thailand and other interesting places.   Jill also tells us about the significant work...
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Dining On Turkey...In Turkey....At Thanksgiving

Dining On Turkey...In Turkey....At Thanksgiving
On the road …again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   T for Turkey Footloose Forester had a special interest in Turkey because he knew several people who were posted there as Peace Corps Volunteers. The Turkey volunteers had lived and trained with the Pakistan Foresters...
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Kabul Was Not A Tourist Haven

Kabul Was Not A Tourist Haven
  On the road …again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   A is for Afghanistan His urge to visit Afghanistan was precisely as James Michener described in his book "Caravans."  That was many years ago and he has forgotten just what Michener  said in the...
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Pretty Little Snake

Pretty Little Snake
  On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   C for Costa Rica The Switzerland of Central America is known as the country that has the most stable democracy in Latin America. Costa Rica is also a magnet for studies in tropical ecology,...
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To The Job By Horseback

To The Job By Horseback
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   L is for Lesotho Three days on horseback is just enough time to get the point that not everywhere in Lesotho can be reached by road.  Miles of green pastures and not a few shrubby...
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African Wildlife....Up Close And Friendly

African Wildlife....Up Close And Friendly
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek    U is for Uganda The first sight he ever had of a dik-dik was up close, real close.  His old E-Mail nickname “DikDik” comes as no co-incidence.  It was a hint of Africa and a reminder...
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To Russia, With Gloves

To Russia, With Gloves
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   To Russia, With Gloves When we think of Siberia, we imagine a cold and desolate place, but nothing shocked him as much as seeing frozen streambeds in the middle of October.  Flying over Siberia was...
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Teak Plantations of Honduras

Teak Plantations of Honduras
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek  H is Honduras     After getting a small grant to research a few selected teak plantations in Central America, compliments of the Organization for Tropical Studies, the Footloose Forester chose Costa Rica, Panama and Honduras. ...
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Golf Is Great In The Dominican Republic

Golf Is Great In The Dominican Republic
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Dominican Republic     As a country right next door to Haiti, and occupying about 2/3 of the Island of Hispaniola, the Dominican Republic was also a pleasure in contrasts.  The Footloose Forester went there...
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The Acropolis Was On The Bucket List

The Acropolis Was On The Bucket List
  On the road …again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   G for Greece Greece was on his bucket list of places to see well before the popular concept of “things to do and things to see before one kicks the bucket” was made into...
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Lemurs And Thieves

Lemurs And Thieves
On the road…again!  Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   M is for Madagascar   Madagascar is so puzzling as a nation that even the people who live there generally acknowledge t hat it would be meaningful to divide up the island into four distinct regions....
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Camping At An Abandoned Gold Mine

Camping At An Abandoned Gold Mine
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Canyon on the Feather River     Of several trips to the large property on the Feather River, one of them turned into a real adventure.  A land owner wanted his square mile of land...
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Sometimes Riding Is Nice, Sometimes Not

Sometimes Riding Is Nice, Sometimes Not
  On the road… again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek Horses and Mules Once in a while making a trip by horseback was preferable to walking, but not always.  The Footloose Forester was only a sometime rider, so never got comfortable enough around horses and...
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The Restaurants Had No Food

The Restaurants Had No Food
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   G is for Ghana   Only after Ghana defeated the United States in World Cup soccer in 2006 did it occur to the Footloose Forester that a Ghana story might get somebody’s attention.  The name...
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On The Road.....Again! In Thailand and Laos

On The Road.....Again!  In Thailand and Laos
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   T for Thailand Two weeks was the limit for a visa to Thailand, so the Footloose Forester too soon had to leave the vacation atmosphere of Bangkok and seek adventure elsewhere.  Vacation, yes, since eating...
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