April 2018 - July 2021
Currently traveling
  • Day11

    Let the party begin! Welcome gang!

    May 10, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    Returned our mustang at the airport and met the gang from Australia - let the 10 day party begin- spikes 60th tour! Aloha! We all had welcome drinks at the tiki bar and lunch followed by a swim and walk around Waikiki, dinner and drinks back at the hotel bar followed by a nightcap on the balcony overlooking Waikiki beach.Read more

  • Day10

    Aloha Waikiki

    May 9, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 23 °C

    Checked out of turtle bay north shore and headed down the coast with the roof off! Stopped at all the scenic spots on the way including Hanauma bay- crystal clear water today! Checked in to Aston Waikiki and walked across to the beach for a swim- great weather - a lot warmer than the north shore.
    Walked around the city and had happy hour at Tiki bar watching the beautiful sunset on Waikiki beach( never get tired of that view!) dinner at cheeseburger in paradise then off to bed for an early night before the gang all arrive tomorrow for the big 10 day party! Aloha!
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  • Day9

    Sunset beach- waimea bay

    May 8, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Had trouble getting Chris out of bed- apparently he can’t handle his cocktails the next morning- lol! Dragged him out and headed to Waimea bay for a day on the beach- the waves were huge when we arrived- Beach was closed but it didn’t stop people from swimming- was very entertaining watching swimmers getting dumped onto the shore and rolled around in the sand! A freak wave woke Chris up from his hangover nap time with the wave covering his whole towel! The waves settled after a while and Chris ventured in for a quick swim- I opted for the safer ankle deep swim! Had lunch at a little deli in the old town Haleiwa and drove back to hotel via sunset beach, turtle beach and pipeline.Read more

  • Day8

    Cruising around north shore in mustang

    May 7, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 23 °C

    After a nice sleep in we headed off in our red mustang to cruise around the north shore. Found some beautiful beaches and stopped off to see the turtles coming onto the shore for a rest. Had lunch at a cute little bar on the beach with a cocktail called BFRD- stands for big f... ing rum drink! Tasted great! Drove past waterfalls and Jurassic Park scenery- very picturesque. Called in to another nice bar on our way back for a cocktail before returning to our resort. Watched the sunset by the pool bar- Chris will be looking forward to the men getting here in a couple of days- I have got him drinking cocktails with me! Had quite a few maitais and stumbled to bed- forgot to have dinner! Lovely day on the north shore.Read more

    Carolyn Sims Wallace

    Looks and sounds lovely

  • Day7

    Farewell Vegas- Aloha Hawaii

    May 6, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Up early to pack and leave for Hawaii- 9.30am flight , caught up on a bit of sleep- will be nice to relax for a few days! Picked up a red mustang convertible at Honolulu ( and managed to fit all our luggage in it!) drove up to the north shore stopping at the local bar for a cocktail and coconut shrimp! Arrived at Turtle bay resort and checked in to a lovely ocean front room- scored an upgrade to a larger room with better view! Nice hotel - looking forward to exploring and swimming tomorrow. Watched the sunset go down and had a tasty meal before calling it a night- First one before midnight!
    The north shore has a very relaxed laid back feeling- just what we need!
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    Paula Scott-Balcomb

    Looks beautiful.😜

  • Day6

    Vegas Supercross

    May 5, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 31 °C

    Struggled to get out of bed this morning after our big night in Vegas- dragged ourselves out and a quick shower before heading by bus to the super cross. Ktm has a vip air conditioned marquee in the pits which was nice and cool in the 35 degree heat! The free alcohol wasn’t too popular with most after having a few too many last night- Chris actually had an alcohol free day- hard to believe! We got to sit with chad reed in his motor home and have a nice catch up with him and Ellie. Walked around the pits and had a nice lunch before sitting in the grandstand to watch the races. Chad was leading in his heat but got passed by Tomac to get 2nd place! Good atmosphere in the stadium- there were 150 of us in bright orange Ktm shirts! Tomac went on to win the final- Anderson won the championship overall to be crowned world champion! Saw Chad on the way out to say goodbye, bus back to the hotel, with all the traffic we got back at midnight, opted to go straight to bed for an early start tomorrow! After 15 hours of sleep in 3 days we will be looking forward to a rest in Hawaii!Read more

  • Day5

    What happens in vegas stays in vegas

    May 4, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

    Bit of a slow morning- blaming it on the jet lag not the alcohol and late nights! The men went off to the Ktm conference so the women hit the shops! Spent a few hours shopping and then walked up the strip to check out the sights- always entertaining - the sights you see - only in Vegas! Ktm hired out a nightclub and Ryan Dungee and Toby Price joined us for the night- sat next to his wife- she is lovely and told us so many interesting stories about Ryan.
    We all danced and drank till they ran out of alcohol at about 2am- the sensible thing would have been to go to bed but Chris and his “just one more”” led us to the casino for a few more! Made friends with a few people from Cuba that I’m pretty sure Chris invited to come to Australia and stay with us! Late night nachos at 4am and then headed to bed finally! Thinking we may regret the late night tomorrow morning - but had a lot of fun in Vegas!
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  • Day4

    Californian winery then onto Vegas

    May 3, 2018 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    Early breakfast with a nice view of the sunrise over LA, then onto the bus to the Ktm headquarters with 150 people. Greeted with a glass of champagne upon arrival at 9.30am- never too early for bubbles right?! Half way around headquarters tour they gave us shots of bourbon- what do they think of us aussies?! Lunch was at Doffo winery- the owner has a huge collection of motorbikes that are all displayed around the vineyard- so cool! The owner kindly gave me a souvenir wine glass just because I asked nicely! Ok so it’s time to leave and one of the busses gets bogged trying to get out of the car park! An hour later with 75 people giving instructions and rhe assistance of a forklift and a pick up truck the bus was good to go! Lucky we had wine to drink whilst watching the entertainment! Headed up the highway to Vegas with a bus load of alcohol for the 6 hr journey , stopping for a quick break at Barstow. Arrived at hotel SLS which is relatively new and quite funky at 7pm- a quick change and downstairs for a pool party! Toby Price joined us for dinner - got to talk with him, very nice guy! Free drinks care of KTM included cocktails so we all made the most of that- until Leana danced with a wet floor sign on her head and Jeff ( general manager ) fell asleep standing up! Just one more drink in the casino before heading to bed at 1am! Viva Las Vegas!Read more

    Bronwyn Stacey

    Lucky you both like drinkies!

  • Day3

    California- Newport- Santa Monica

    May 2, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    Hired a car and headed down the coast- First stop Newport Beach, lovely town - beautiful homes. Got on a small 3 car ferry to cross to Balbao a quiet , pretty , wealthy area. Continued along the coast to Laguna beach where we stopped for a nice lunch. Drove up to Huntington Beach and walked along the pier and called in to Dukes bar on the boardwalk. After driving through long beach we headed to Santa Monica - the end of Route 66. Walked along another pier and had a cocktail at Bubba Gumps . Dinner on the marina back near hotel- perfect day in California!Read more

  • Day2

    Honolulu to LA

    May 1, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    After a nice sleep on the plane we landed in Honolulu at lunch time - got through customs rather quickly but had the usual long wait through security to get back on the plane! Since it was midday in this country we had an obligatory drink at the airport waiting to board our next flight! Back on the plane they kindly gave us the front row seats again- I could get used to this! The airline stewardess was lovely- she just kept the maitais coming till we both fell asleep! Dinner was nice- appreciated the metal cutlery and a meal that didn’t taste like cardboard! Landed in LA just before midnight to get a cab to our hotel at Marina Del Rey- Chris accepted a lift off an African American man in a big black coat instead of lining up for a cab! Wasn’t sure if was safe but we were relieved when he took us to our hotel and didn’t rob us!Read more

    Carolyn Sims Wallace

    Sounds like a good start to the holiday. Keep the pics coming.