Welcome to our Travel Blog!

This is the first of what will hopefully be many updates on our travels this year. We’ll be updating this blog every week or two, with our experiences, thoughts, and the deep insights gained from our globe trotting.

This blog is secured, so we can share more intimate details with family and friends. To secure it, readership needs to be limited to 100 people. If you’re reading this, you’ve been invited to be part of this select group. In order to access the blog, you need to have a Google account (and password). This free account may come in handy for other services that Google provides. To allow more people to participate, we’ll provide a single invitation for some of you that cohabitate. Please don’t be offended if we sent the invitation only to your spouse!

Our blog will contain text postings, but also pictures, maps, and web links (all of which you can click on). We’ll send an email to you when there is a new posting in our blog. You can also leave your comments on any blog post, which will be visible to all readers of the blog. We encourage you to comment.

While we’re traveling, you can reach us at our shared email address. Depending where we are and what we’re doing, it may take us a while to reply, but we’ll try to check it about once a week. Within a few months, I’m sure that we’ll be desparately home sick, and so emails from home would be greatly appreciated.

Patrick and Diane


30 Responses to Welcome to our Travel Blog!

  1. Mrs. B says:

    I’m soooooooooo envious of your great adventure. We’ll be living vicariously through you and your blogs.

  2. Norma says:

    We are so excited that you are going to be using our home as your sort of home base. You will have such life altering expieriences on your journey,Karibo sana (Welcome)Twende safari (lets go journey)Love you can’t wait to see you both.

  3. Jackie says:

    We’ll be looking forward to your posts and hearing about your amazing adventures. This feels a bit like a chapter in Toot and Puddle.

  4. Kevin says:

    looking forward to your updates and photos of your amazing adventure!

  5. Annette says:

    I’m so excited for you both of you and can’t wait to hear your fabulous traveling tales.

  6. Brenda says:

    All of the Church family will be looking foreward to hearing from you. We all want to wish you a happy and healthy journey.

  7. Cathy says:

    Dear Diane and PatI wish you an amazing adventure and so look forward to reading about your travel experiences. Love to you, Cathy

  8. You two are going to have the adventure of your lives. I wish you nothing but wonderful experiences that will last a lifetime.

  9. ed and lucy says:

    Can’t wait to hear about your adventure.. Please play safe. ed

  10. You are sooo lucky! I’m sure you’ll wake up every morning and say it’s a great day to ………

  11. Werner says:

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  12. Werner says:

    And so the adventure begins. We’re getting excited and are not even going (yet)! Have a great trip and enjoy every moment

  13. What a wonderful opportunity you are going to share together. Have an amazing time. As someone famous once said “It’s a great day to go globe-trotting”.

  14. penny Pataki says:

    The world is your pearl. The time to experience it is your opportunity. You can be robbed of everything but what you will see and share in the upcoming year. Can’t wait to have your experiences affect my life. I admire you two. Penni and the boys

  15. esther says:

    What a great experience this will be for the both of you. We are all anxious to live all of this trip of a lifetime through your eyes. Love you both and wishing you nothing but fun filled days!Esther and Paul

  16. Joanie says:

    Oh, the places you will go!-Dr. SeussSafe flight. I wish you only wonderful memories. However, do remember that relating all the “awful bits” in exaqgerated detail will make for far more entertaining stories at your welcome back party.Bon Voyage from Henry and Joanie

  17. jksl says:

    Have a great trip. Pat – can you believe it’s been almost 20 years since your big Asia trip, when you visited me in Japan?Stew

  18. cheech says:

    The world awaits for you to embrace it!! Lots of love from Monte Creek šŸ™‚

  19. Lee says:

    Three sleeps to go! So <>very<> exciting.

  20. Linda says:

    Yea! This is almost like hiding in your backpack.Look after each other and enjoy every minute of a most amazing adventure.

  21. Kim says:

    somehow this puts the bowron lakes adventure to shame! don’t forget your toothbrushes!

  22. miketibbs says:

    Stay safe, and don’t drink the water.Mike and Wanda

  23. Jan says:

    Can’t wait to hear the adventures from afar…Enjoy every minute of it. I envy the sense of freedome you are about to experience. You will be an inspiration to us all!Travel wise and stay safe.Janxo

  24. We will be following along and enjoying every post and picture. The adventure begins….

  25. We miss you already…..have a great time in jolly ole…. say hi to the ole girl in the castle…..

  26. ps……how did you fit all your stuff in one bag? inquiring minds want to know…..

  27. Patrick says:

    Sandy – It’s good timing that you should ask about the packing. Please check out the next blog entry. P.S. We’ve invited the old girl to our hotel room tomorrow for tea. Not holding our breath that she’ll show.

  28. moearn says:

    We hope you 2 both warmed up watching the the soccer game. We know Diane is OK as she had 2 1/2pints. Even though it must have been very scarry for you, you still managed to insert lots of humor in your comments.We think you should publish your blog as it would be a best seller.Thanks for including us.Keep em coming.Moe & Arlene

  29. Patrick and Dianne,So far your blog is everything we’ve expected and more…thorough and full of humour, love, and laughter and of course a smidge of trepidation from Dianne. It’s great to get the perspective from both of you. Your story telling and pictures are amazing and we can’t wait to see more as your adventure unfolds.Keep safe!!Dave, Mer, and Becky

  30. Bev says:

    Wow Your pictures and words are fantastic. We look forward each and everytime you add more of your experiences. Thanks for letting us share this with you. Keep having fun and play safe.LoveLyle and Bev


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