S: Winter 2011
BC: thanks to Jan Stewart & Mary Blue Ster for the use of their photos. the end | Cruise with Joni Hartman Dec. 24-Dec. 31 2011
FC: The Extraordinary Adventures of the Fosters & the Stewarts in New Zealand in 2011
1: Where we went..... Saudi Arabia Hong Kong New Zealand Angola Australia Indianapolis, Indiana Gatlinburg, Tennessee Pikeville, Kentucky Atlanta, Georgia Lexington, Kentucky Portland, Oregon Houston, Texas Cape Cod, Mass Maine Western Caribbean | Rolling Hills Golf Course Dhahran, Saudi Araia
2: the beach at Ras Tanura | K S A | My old home ec room in Dhahran | ingdom of | audi | rabia
3: The Fosters in front of our favorite restaurant on Dhahran Camp - the Tandoori House | A visit with friends... The Lamberts...Judy, Gabrielle & John and the Atchisons... Carolyn & Ralph
4: A short stop in Hong Kong to visit our friend, Richard Tang
5: New Zealand ...As we sat in the airport lounge in Hong Kong the television screen showed image after image of the massive earthquake in Christchurch.....Our next destination | Pine Grove Homestead Jan & Bill Stewart's home in Darfield....unscathed by the earthquake .....
7: Lunch at Fleur's..... A famous restaurant near the Moerita Boulders.... which was our next stop....
8: Moeraki Boulders
9: Mary Blue, Jim, Susan, Jan & Bill | Kia Ora !
10: Taiaroa Head, the world’s only mainland breeding colony of Royal Albatross. | Quilt shopping | Jan & her mother Mrs. Marret
11: eating again...... | Our trusty steed !!
12: So many delicious places to eat .....
13: We cruised across Lake Wakatipu on board Queenstown’s iconic steamship TSS Earnslaw to Walter Peak High Country Farm.
14: Lake Wakatipu | Queenstown
15: Milford Sound - Fiordland National Park
16: The pancake rocks and blowholes at Punakaiki are among the West Coast’s most famous sights
17: Situated on the shores of Lake Tekapo is the Church of the Good Shepherd - built in 1935
18: The Nikau palm is the only palm species endemic to mainland New Zealand.
19: Christchurch Earthquake
20: The tour included helmets with lights which we needed as there was no other lighting; A complicated trek up a mountain and through an uncharted cave where we finally reached the other side - which did not connect with the real world; a sighting of the glow worms and then back the way we came. This was a trek I do not care to repeat, however, having completed the trip I am proud to say that the EMTs did not have to carry me out on a gurney !! | Home of the Glow Worms
21: This is the end of the cave .... we expected to see a dinosaur peeking around the corner .........
23: Pleasant Vistas | Oxford
25: Air drying smells so sweet
27: Australia ..... just a few days .... three sisters, Sydney Opera house, koalas,
30: REUNIONS | The Brad & Lauren Steinke Wedding Houston, Texas | Susan, Wayne Muncy, Jim, Connie Muncy, Clive Oliver, Deanna Sanford, Norma Oliver, Dennis Sanford, Jerry & Mary Bergman
31: Wanda & Dave Miller | Don & JoAnn Cornell | Janet & Wayne Kreger | Charlie Scroggin, Rick Bloyd, Dave Houchins, Mike, Terry Burlew, Jim, Bill McAlpin, George Woolwine, Jack Skinner, Ron Lovan, Steve Carver, Joe Howell | Wanda & Dave Miller's 50th Wedding Anniversary Portland, Oregon | UK Engineering Reunion - McAlpin's - Lexington, KY | 'Boat' Scroggin, Joanne Bloyd, Paula Carver, Molly Burlew, Mike's wife, Margaret Houchins, Paulette McAlpin, Susan Lovan, Susan Foster, Penny Skinner, Vicki Howell
32: ANGOLA | where Jim spends 28 days every other month ...his office in Soyo, Anglola | Fueling arms at the mouth of the mighty Congo River
33: Olive Ridley turtle release on the shores of the Atlantic. Chevron eco project.
34: Foster Family Reunion | Gatlinbburg, TN
35: Summer with the grands ...A trip to American girl with Liefy Smith & our annual trip ....Lost River Cave & the Wigwam Hotel
37: Marshall Joseph Spears August 26, 2011
38: Hadley does her final paper at KWC | Dean finishes his last game at KWC | Hadley & Dean are engaged !!
39: Long Hair | Short Hair | Hadley's First Job
40: we had a bumper crop of grapes this year ...these are Chamborcin grapes and Travis is holding Freedonia grapes
41: FALL | A new bridge, a visit with Barbara Takagi in Cape Cod ... and a brief trip to Maine
42: Christmas 2011
44: 4th Annual Builld A Bear
45: Ron Jr. & Sarah wed on Oct. 2, 2011 | Ron Sr & Nancy wed on Dec. 10, 2011