Happy Holiday Winner

14 Dec

DSC04825Nancy Lehrhaupt

is winner of the

 Medflies  Holiday Drawing

Congratulations Nancy! Nancy, a dear friend from home in Eldorado, New Mexico,  has already let us know that her fiance, John Oberhausen, covets the Aboriginal Australia bag. We can only imagine it filled with massage equipment for work, garden hoses and irrigation nozzles for the community garden or gym clothes for those early morning workouts. Enjoy John.

DSC04803We wanted you to know about our plans for Christmas. There will be a hiatus in Medflies as we take two weeks to travel to our next stop, Valparaiso Chile.

DSC04823We are spending one week traveling from Christchurch on the South Island of New Zealand to Auckland on the North Island via the TransScenic Railway. Then we have one day in Tahiti and on to Los Angeles and Pasadena, California to spend New Year’s week with our son Darin and his family. Word has it we are going to the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day.

We will arrive in Valparaiso on January 5, 2013. We will be posting stories and photos of the trip along the way dependent on available net connections.

And there will be another post or two from Australia before we leave.

About the bows…We especially enjoyed the flouncy red, white and green bows on the tree trunks on Hutt Street around the corner from our house.  Only in a Mediterranean climate could you wrap a tree with a NET bow and expect it to last for the Holiday season.  And then there is the festive parrot or two decked out in their finery making every day a holiday all year long.

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May your Holidays be Merry and Bright.

4 Responses to “Happy Holiday Winner”

  1. Nancy Lehrhaupt December 15, 2012 at 7:16 am #

    Yippeee, I finally won something!!! Even if it is for Obie!!! He will look very suave and deboner with his new bag. Thanks again! Have fun on your upcoming travels!

  2. obie December 15, 2012 at 5:15 am #

    yeah! Nancy won but i’ll get the bag! 😉 Thanks!

    Hope you both have safe travels and have a wonderful holidays with the family.

    We’ll be looking for you on TV during the Rose Bowl parade!

  3. Ursula Freer December 14, 2012 at 8:57 pm #

    Have a great trip you two! It’s so much fun following your posts and photos.
    Merry Christmas!

  4. Neil Freer December 14, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

    Why do they tie a parrot or two to the trees, won’t those ribbons do?
    Congratulations, Nancy, on winning that hot bag. Obie is hereby mandated to bring a bottle of Ozie Yellowtail wine to dinner in it when these two globetrotting miscreants return and I do dinner wearing my trophy apron. Yeah.
    Outrageously excellent and beautifully novel things on you two for the new year and great traveling. Don’t book on Walmart airlines as in a separate email I just sent to Dana’s email address.
    n

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