Andy William E Anderso
Glenys and Me TGF Anaheim CA  2006
Glenys Sharlene Kieran Me Statue of Liberty and  JFK
New York 2006
Kieran and Diamon Rarotonga 202014
Andy (William E Anderson) -  Tacoma 2005

It is almost April  2016

I came back home to NZ in 2008 after almost 4 years of travel.
My travel went on hold for a few years

I came home to take care of my dear old Dad
who passed away 25 September 2010

We spent many happy hours talking about where I have been
and the wonderful friends I made along the way,

I will soon have 8 beautiful grandchildrenwho keep me busy
but still manage to do short trips from time to time
taking my family with me or sometimes just doing short trips on my own

Thanks to all the wonderful people who took care of me during my travels
Andy (William E Anderson) -  Tacoma  2005
Stevie and Me - Virginia 2005
Amelia and Me Paris
Cheryl Kenny and Me Papadeaux
Cheryl, Kenny and Me Georgia 2005
Amelia and Me Paris 2006
Donna and Me Germany
Donna and Me Germany 2006
Donna and Me Paris 2006
WHERE WOULD WE BE WITHOUT FAMILY AND FRIEND

Thank you everyone for all your encouragement -  
for putting up with all my e-mails - messages & calls
both happy and sad - for making me smile again
telling me to "hang in there" when things have gone wrong
I would never have set out or survived on this travel adventure without your constant support

Thanks to the lovely people who have made my dreams and memories very special

Andy
My Taxi Driver - Friend - Best Buddie
Although we didn't spend as much time as I wanted together
the time we shared was a fun awesome time.

Donna
A wonderful lifetime friend
I have used parts of her diary to tell my Story through Europe
Allowing me to stay with her in Kansas
showing me the local sights and sharing a tornado with me

Kenny and Cheryl
Two wonderful friend I will be forever grateful for their hospitality
From Georgia offering me to stay with them
and take me around to see some amazing sights
and have some very different meals out

Stevie
My forever Buddie and travel companion
Who offered me a place to stay in Virginia
and at Virginia Beach
A wonderful travel companion showing me the sites of Virginia
and surrounding places
Rescuing me when I needed to get away from Brooklyn NY before I headed back to NZ

Amelia
A my KIWI Buddie and lifetime friend

My kids and Grandkids
Who I left behind at the start of my adventure
but over time, sharing some of my later travel adventures  

Mum and Dad
You  gave me the courage and inspiration
to follow my dreams

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MY STORY 2005 - 2016
My  Travel WEB Site Is a DEDICATION To
My Mum & Dad
Mum passed away Oct 27th 2004 aged 82 years
Dad passed away 25 September 2010 aged 92 years
I am now continuing my adventures closer to home
with my family and sometimes on my own.

MY STORY BEGAN LATE IN 2004 WHEN I DECIDED I NEEDED TO GO LIVE OUT MY DREAMS  

My Mother had passed away in October of that year and I suddenly realised that the years
would rush by and I would never have fulfilled my passion to travel
so I started making plans.

I went online and contacted a travel broker and
booked my fare to the USA.
I had no idea where I would find the money to pay for the trip
I was just determined I was going.

My goal was to celebrate my birthday in New York
And to meet some special people

My son  Tup lent  me the money for the deposit
from there nothing stopped me from pursuing my dream.

I did my trip,
Met Andy my best Friend
Had my birthday in New York,
met many wonderful other people along the way
who have since become my life long friends

That was the start of wanting to travel further and see the world


I sold my house and started the rest of my journey

This is the story of the places I visited and the adventures I had.

Following my dreams has been the most

FUN - SCARY - EXCITING - LONELY - FRUSTRATING - EXHILARATING

EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE

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