Jandals and Jet Planes

Life & Adventures of a Kiwi Family in California

When Dinosaurs Take Over

Last November, Dinosaurs took over our house for DINOVEMBER...


Why did the Bison cross the road?

Why did the Bison cross the road and other adventures in Yellowstone National Park.

Rotten Eggs, Bubbling Mud and Scenes of Home

With picturesque lakes, ice capped mountains, steaming geysers and wafts of rotten eggs one could almost mistake our first day in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park for a trip home to New Zealand...

Coyote for Breakfast

An unexpected visitor appeared for breakfast this morning - my first wild coyote sighting, and it was in my backyard.

Robbing Banks in the Wild Wild West

Exploring the last standing bank robbed by the infamous Butch Cassidy in Montpelier, Idaho.

Exploring the North/Mid West States of the USA (with 6 year olds)

This Summer we took on another epic USA road trip exploring seven North West/Mid West states discovering loads of wildlife and stunning scenery.

The Big Four Oh

A little reflection on turning 40 - my accomplishments, the things I've learnt, what I could improve and goals for the next 40 years.

A Week of Surprises

A mystery guest, a fire, a surprise trip to an exotic destination and a painful attack that needed medical attention - here's how my 40th birthday week played out.

Pirate and Mermaid Party – The Twin Tornados Turn Six

A pirate and mermaid birthday party as the twin tornados turn six - check out how we celebrated this year.

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