Archive for the ‘The Good – The Bad – The Funny’ Category

Different Countries, Different Customs. Learning what NOT to do

Different Countries, Different Customs. Learning what NOT to do

I strategically positioned myself on the outer left perimeter of the women, ready to box out anyone who got in my way. Knees slightly bent standing on the balls of my feet, I anticipated the throw. My adrenaline was pumping, I took a deep breath. She heaved it over her head and it sailed high […]

Olympus Camera waterproof testing in Lake Como

Olympus Camera waterproof testing in Lake Como

THE BAD: Mary dropped her camera into Lake Como THE GOOD: Luca saved the day and retrieves Mary’s camera from the lake. AND it still works as it is waterproof! THE FUNNY: The way it all came about … Mary tossed her camera onto her purse that was resting on a stone bench built into […]

GBF: Birthday Cake Gone Wrong

GBF: Birthday Cake Gone Wrong

THE GOOD: My youngster of a boyfriend turned a year older! For Thomas’ twenty-something birthday I thought it would be nice to make him his favorite cake … Black Forest. In my efforts to make the most perfect Black Forest Cake, I scowered the internet for the best recipe. I stumbled upon the blog Passionate […]

Toilet Tales in Wonderland

Toilet Tales in Wonderland

I had anxiety about the toilet situation aboard Wonderland after the captain showed me a large mason jar she uses to pee inside and dump overboard. She also had an assortment of “she wees” a portable urinary device advertised to allow women to “stand up and take control.” There was a toilet onboard but she […]

GBF: Kitesurfed a really cool spot …

GBF: Kitesurfed a really cool spot …

that should be kept a secret as it wouldn’t be so cool if other kiters found out about it and crowded the water! The Good: I finally got to go kitesurfing after being disabled for over 3 weeks with my bruised rib! For over a week we explored the beautiful Karikari Peninsula where no matter which way the […]

GBF: How I missed my flight with a 3 hour layover

GBF: How I missed my flight with a 3 hour layover

THE GOOD I emerged from my meditation retreat feeling relaxed, calm, and focused. Before I began the retreat I had no idea where my skirt would take me next. I was considering a few very different options, unsure of which was best. After seven days of silence and meditation my head was much clearer and […]

GBF: Kite Crasher

GBF: Kite Crasher

After learning the basics of kitesurfing in Lancelin, I decided to follow my Swiss friend’s Kite Trail to Thailand and practice kiting in a new location. We spent three weeks in  Hua Hin kiting when the wind was good and exploring the surrounding areas by motorbike on the not so windy days. Because I had already […]

GBF: Moved into a cool beach house!

GBF: Moved into a cool beach house!

THE GOOD – I moved into a sweet little beach house in Lancelin! I am living with Robyn (Canadian), Ros (Irish), Stevo and Thomas (Swiss). We each only pay $50/week for the place and it is so nice to have my own room once again! The house is just across the street from the beach […]

GBF: Stacy gets stuck in Kalbarri

GBF: Stacy gets stuck in Kalbarri

Aussie RT: Day 25-26 – Kalbarri to Cervantes THE GOOD – Kalbarri We spent a few days exploring the town of Kalbarri and the National Park. We hiked along beautiful coastal trails that reminded us of Northern Cali. We were lucky and saw a humpback whale that raised his large pectoral fin and waved at […]

GBF: It was suppose to be funny …

GBF: It was suppose to be funny …

The Good – We explored Echidna Chasm and photographed the beautiful color variations caused by the angle of the sun beaming into the chasm. The Bad – Another camera bites the dust! * The Funny – “It was suppose to be funny” – Stacy * The Olympus Stylus Tough Camera is “shockproof” up to 6 […]

GBF: The Naked Man – Byron Bay

GBF: The Naked Man – Byron Bay

The Good – I finally found warm sunny weather in Bryon Bay! I spent four straight days playing on the beach and had so much fun hanging with Stacy and catching up on the past year! The Bad – I was enjoying the quiet seclusion of my spot on the beach my first day in […]

GBF – Chili eye in Brissie

GBF – Chili eye in Brissie

I had an idea to start a new series of posts that break down a place, week, or experience into: the good, the bad, and the funny. Here goes for my 1st week in Brissie: THE GOOD – spending time with friends THE BAD – rainy weather THE FUNNY – I brilliantly touched my left […]

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