Home is Where the Heart is

And it’s harder to leave a home when it’s not empty. And since my sweet fiancée Gretchen moved in a couple months back, my home has become our home, and it has grown brighter, warmer, and cozier – and harder to leave. This is definitely where my heart resides!

But it is time to once again to venture from the loving nest and explore the world, camera in hand.

Actually this all started with Gretchen getting the honor of being invited to Brisbane, Australia to speak and teach at a conference there. Of course I knew I had to go along. And hey, with China just 10 hours north of there, why not go there as well? And then there is New Zealand laying out there nearby in the ocean…

So a one week conference has turned into a 6 week trip for me (China, Australia, New Zealand), and a three week trip for Gretchen in Australia.

First stop for me, Beijing. Too keep costs down, I had to do it the hard way. So on May 6th I leave for Beijing connecting via Detroit (2 hours), Los Angeles (4 hours), Sydney (15 Hours), Guangzhou (8 hours) and finally Beijing (2 hours). You do the math. Oh yea, and 8 hours of layovers…

This will be the worst stretch of flying in my experience, it better be worth it.

So as long as the Great Firewall of China does not impede my ability to post (I understand they block this site there – but I have a plan) look for updates soon from the Middle Kingdom or maybe even the floor of an airport somewhere.

And Queen Bee, I will see you in Australia!

I miss you already.

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5 Responses to “Home is Where the Heart is”


  1. 1 Michela May 5, 2010 at 2:39 am

    Peter,
    enjoy your trip! I look forward to seeing your photos!
    A big hug,
    ciao Michi

  2. 3 Jeff May 5, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Have a safe trip dude. Again I will go with you vicariously. Looking forward to your posts and pics. Like the flower pots on the steps, did you paint the porch? Looks nice, godspeed.

  3. 4 fotorocket May 5, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Oh no, that is Gretchen’s handiwork. Even the front steps are brighter, warmer, and cozier! Thanks.

  4. 5 Caroline Musselwhite May 9, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Hey Peter, have a BLAST!! So looking forward to seeing you in OZ!


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