We are Deb and David Welton.   Deb was born and raised in Iowa, attended the University of Minnesota and then was employed at Eli Lilly and Company for 21 years in the IT division in Indianapolis, Indiana.  David is from Ontario, Canada and was employed as a bush, arctic and commuter pilot for various Canadian air carriers for 9 years prior to moving to Indianapolis in 1992 where he sold real estate for 13 years.

The plan is to travel in the Americas and beyond starting in July of 2005.  We look forward to the adventure and hope to learn a little about ourselves and the world.

December 16, 2006 GMT
Land of the Kiwi

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We made it to New Zealand, arriving on Nov. 30. We left Chile with our motorcycles sitting in the warehouse and assurances that there was a 99% chance they would be on the next flight. Our motorcycles arrived the day after we did much to our relief.

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Posted by Deb Welton at 07:13 AM GMT
January 03, 2007 GMT
North Island

We continued our tour of the North Island, traveling south of Auckland and to the east to the Coromandel Pennisula, a favorite place for New Zealanders to spend the holidays. Unfortunately, the weather was cloudy and rainy so we probably didn't appreciate it as much as we should have. One day, we hiked in the rain to a nice bay called Cathedral Cove.

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Cathedral Cove, Coromandel Peninsula


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Posted by Deb Welton at 02:05 AM GMT
January 31, 2007 GMT
New Zealand in January

We're still in New Zealand, enjoying the riding. After a rainy and cold New Year's, the weather is gradually improving.

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Posted by Deb Welton at 03:49 AM GMT
March 04, 2007 GMT
Still in New Zealand

After David's mom left Christchurch to go back to Canada, we started our camping trip again. We found a very beautiful place, Lake Tekapo with a milky aqua color that reminded us of Lake Louise in Alberta.

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Lake Tekapo, South Island


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Posted by David Welton at 10:12 PM GMT
April 25, 2007 GMT
Our Last Month in New Zealand

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Near Lake Wanaka, South Island


We spent a relaxing week camping on the shore of Lake Wanaka. The weather was perfect with sunny, warm days and clear nights for watching the stars.

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Posted by David Welton at 07:54 PM GMT
 



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