by Graham Waiting

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Our trip

Back in time for Xmas 2018.  If you missed the narrative as we travelled, be sure to see my Facebook posts as we went along.  If you are not friended, then I don't have your FB!   You can reach ne at www.grahamwaiting.com.  If you do, then you know everything!  Of course it was just an unbelievable experience, meeting new  family for the first time and visiting places we had never been.  Three months seems a long time but every day was a new day filled with things to do and not enough time to  catch up with OLD friends!  But we met many new ones. Truly a bucket list trip never to be repeated!  But this message is really to wish you all a Merry Xmas and Happy New Year and may  all good things happen for you in 2019.  All our love. Graham, Barbara and the boys.

 White lion cubs near the Kruger Park
 The extended family in New Zealand
 The Palmerclan re-union in South Africa
Graham and Mike Waiting getting older by the day

Our 2018 world trip itinerary

2018 has been a busy year so far and we are only half way through!  Earlier this year we settled our case which had dragged on for more than 4 years and with that now behind us we will be heading out in late September to photograph the world.  Well sort of.  There is only so much you can do in three months.  And since we both have family in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa and while we (and they) still have some semblance of remaining sanity, it seemed like an opportune time.  Barb's main criteria was that we be home for Xmas and I met that by one day, assuming our flights are on time.   Or not.  Our complete itinerary is in the header link above.

On the homefront, we have had no knee replacements,  no spine or neck surgery or other stomach ailments this year, touch wood, so all is well.  Unfortunately Mark divorced but fortunately we get to see the two grandchildren much more frequently now.  He is now knee deep in rehabbing a lakeside property which may, or may not include us moving there at some time in the future.  In anticipation of that possibility we have spent a great deal of time and effort on renovating our own homestead in case we decide to sell.  Or not.  Likewise Brad continues in his efforts to completely gut and enhance his home he bought late last year and we are hopeful we will see the final product, or not,  before we leave in September.

Highlights of our upcoming trip will be a Pacific crossing where we get to experience some days on south Pacific islands, a trip to the Great Barrier Reef and a photography expedition in South Africa in some game reserves.  We are all geared up and ready to go, so watch in the future for what I hope will be some marvellous memories. Or not.  As you can guess, the future is up in the air, or not.