The Magic Girl of the Pamirs – Update – November 2018

December 1, 2018

Many of you may recall back in Tajikistan Blog #8, we had met this amazing young girl. If not or if so, here is an update on the Magic Girl of the Pamirs. It was another spectacular warm sunny day in the mountains of Tajikistan,— as warm as it gets at 14,000 feet. The intense blue […]

Happy Thanksgiving 2018

November 22, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving To all our US Friends and Family around the World   Gratitude Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, A stranger […]

Monika’s Birthday 2018 – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

November 9, 2018

Oh my God! Another Monika birthday. You know how she loves birthdays. It is her special day of the year, which often runs into several days or weeks! You may recall some week-long backpacking trips into the Sierras, or was it battling a Pacific storm on the cliffs of Point Arena, or climbing the backside […]

Happy New Year 2018

December 31, 2017

May 2018 bring you Happiness, Health and Peace. Gary and Monika THOUGHTS TO PONDER AS WE ENTER THE NEW YEAR Ask less – listen more Consume less – enjoy more Expect less – receive more Brood less – trust more Criticize less – wonder more Do less – be more Less me – more you […]

Merry Christmas-Happy Holidays-Happy New Year 2018

December 26, 2017

Christmas 2017   May the Spirit of Christmas bring you Peace, The Gladness of Christmas bring you Hope, The Warmth of Christmas grant you Love. Author Unknown   We are grateful for the Warm Relationships we share with all of you, Our friends and Family around the World. Let’s hold hands to promote Peace, Hope […]

Happy Thanksgiving

November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!   If you have food in your fridge, clothes on your back, a roof over your head and a place to sleep you are richer than 75% of the world. If you have money in the bank, your wallet, and some spare change you are among the top 8% of the words’s wealthy. […]

Monika’s Birthday – October 15, 2016

November 10, 2016

You may recall that Monika loves birthdays and wants to remember every one of them. She does some strange things like climbing Yosemite’s Half Dome, jumping out of an airplane at 18,000 feet, spending two weeks exploring Cuba or riding a camel in the Altai Gobi Desert in Mongolia. What was her choice this year?

Gary’s Birthday 2016

January 17, 2016

A little break before we head into Turkey to find a campsite in Istanbul. Just wanted to let you know that I survived another birthday. Not quite as exciting as last year’s in Mexico but no worries about bandits or kidnappings in beautiful San Francisco. Prime Rib was a big switch from Pozole and Tacos. Biking through Golden Gate Park was fun as always. Have you ever heard of lawn bowling?

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year – 2015

December 23, 2015

Dear Friends all over the World
From our Home to Yours
We wish you Happy Holidays or a Merry Christmas
And for all, a wonderful New Year.
Let it be full of Health, Happiness & Adventure!
May our Christmas Gift be the Wish for Peace
For all the People Around the World.

Warm regards,
Gary and Monika
The Turtle Expedition, Unltd.

Gary’s Birthday 7 – 1/2015

September 13, 2015

It’s been a long birthday celebration, but I hope you have enjoyed the mini tour of some of our favorite places in Mexico. There was one more area we had to visit on our way home, so bear with us. Our first stop was Pátzcuaro in the State of Michoacán on the lake of the same name.