Home Coming!

Tomorrow morning (December 25, 2012) we pick Brad up at Sea-Tac.  He is returning, on Christmas Day, from China and an Annapurna Circuit trek.  Yessi returns to Xiamen, her home.  From Brad and Yessi's smiling faces and the beautiful mountains, I can only conclude they are having a fabulously good time.

Tomorrow we'll hear the details.  I so very much am looking forward to seeing Brad.  

Happy holidays to all of you dear friends and family and unknown followers of this blog.  Peace!

Brad & Yessi and THE mountains!





Annapurna Circuit -- One last Trek in 2012!

2012, a year of  life-changing adventures:   First, Brad tramped the Te Araroa Trail in New Zealand, then he hiked the Pacific Crest Trail in the US, and now he's trekking the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal.  He's hoping to put 5,000 miles on his walking feet before year's end.

Brad travelled to China in November to visit a friend, Yessi, sightsee in China and take care of some medical needs -- mostly getting much-needed dental work tended to.  The quote for the dental work in the US that  he needed was $5500.  Yessi researched dental work in Xiamen, her home, and discovered he could have the same work, plus more, done for $1100.  The difference paid for the trip and is rounding out Brad's 2012 year with one final thru-hike.

Brad and Yessi touring the Hong Kong area:

Yessi & Brad

View of Hong Kong from hotel room

Hong Kong street scene

Brad & Yessi sightseeing in Hong Kong

B & B

Brad visiting Yessi's family in Xiemen, China:

Yessi and her mom provide spreads like this three times a day

Yessi and her family -- mom, nieces, sister-in-law and brother



Arriving in Kathmandu, Nepal:

Brad and Yessi at Kathmandu Airport

Experiencing Kathmandu: