August 8th -16th – Travel KY to AZ
August 16th -23rd – Grand Canyon, AZ
August 23rd -31st – USA (AZ to Las Vegas, NV to Los Angeles, CA)
Sept 1st to Guatemala
Sept 1st – Sept 30th Guatemala
September 30th – Travel to Lima, Peru
October 1st – October 14th – Peru
October 14th – Begin Travel to Fiji via LAX
October 14th Fly to LAX
October 16th Fly to Fiji
October 18th -26th – Fiji
October 26th – Travel to NZ – Auckland
October 26th – November 15th NZ
November 15th – Depart Christchurch, NZ
November 15th -Travel to AUS, Sydney
November 15th – December 20th – AUSTRALIA
December 20th – Depart Cairns, AUS
December 20th Travel to Bali, Indonesia
December 20th – January 3rd – Bali
January 3rd – Travel to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
January 6th – Travel to Kota Kinabalu – Borneo
January 18th – Travel to Kuala Lumpur
January 18th-February 12 – SE ASIA (Bangkok, Phuket, Northern Thailand, Singapore)
February 12th – from Singapore to CapeTown, South Africa
February 12th to February 26th – South Africa
February 26th -Depart Johannesburg
February 26th 2013 – Johannesburg to Dubai
Dubai to Barcelona, Spain
Travel to Cremona….
March and April – Cremona, Italy and Surrounding Europe
May 15th – Return To Lexington, KY
Best of luck! This is definitely the “trips” of a lifetime! I look forward to following you and your family! Be safe and enjoy!
Thanks Shannon! We are very excited about the coming year. I’ve enjoyed keeping up with you and Fred and your kids via FB. Have a great summer.
Coolness! Have a killer time!
I’ve always wanted to go to Italy- maybe this will get us there! So excited for you guys! xoxo
David best wishes to you and your family. What an amazing adventure you have planned!! Safe travels and post lots of pictures!
I see way too many Barcelona FC jerseys in your (beautiful) pictures.
Give me an address where I can send you guys a couple of jerseys of US Cremonese – remember?
Ciao to you all and safe travels!
We will have to come get the Cremonese jerseys in person. You would be shocked how few there are available in Kentucky! (Actually, anywhere). It must be some conspiracy lead by Lionel Messi and FC Barcelona. FORZA GRIGIOROSSI!FORZA CREMONESE!
So glad we ran into you at the airport!! Have a wonderful year.. I am so envious of your travels. Have fun and be safe!
Have a wonderful Christmas there in Australia. It will be a warm one. I’m off to KY next week to see Laura Graduate and maybe see “Buddy”. Happy New Year………
Was reseaching my father’s side of family that I lost track of over
40 years ago. John Helmers was my father’s twin brother and
JohnHarold ,your father was named after them. I am so taken with
your blog I read it all day on Sunday. I did not know Joan, Judy, or
Janet’s married names, so have never been able to reconnect.Would love to hear from anyone when you get back.
Love the pctures of all the wonderful places you have been.
Thank you for your kind note. I am sorry we haven’t responded sooner. Sometimes we have wifi – sometimes we do not. And when we do, sometimes we are just too busy. Anyway, we are so happy to hear from you and glad you have enjoyed reading about our adventures. We are in Germany now and just visited Joan’s oldest daughter Michele in Munich. It was great to see her and toast the Helmers family with a good German beer! Janet is a Clark, Joan a Dubois and Judy now a Strong. All are in Facebook, I believe and I will be glad to help you reconnect. Thanks for your message. David
Thanks for the blog visit and follow! This is an amazing itinerary, wow!