The Travelers



Sisters posing next to the muddy safari vehicle.

While traveling with my sister, we take lots and lots of pictures. This site is our chance to share them with the world.

Our January 2014 sister’s trip began with a quick flight to Washington, DC where we met and began our new adventure. After checking in with Turkish Airlines, we headed to the Lounge for a few hours of quiet and refreshments. Late in the evening (very late by our standards), we boarded our flight to Istanbul connecting to a flight to Tanzania.

The United Republic of Tanzania is a country in East Africa with the eastern border formed by the Indian Ocean. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, is in northeastern Tanzania. This is where we will spend the next 8 days on a safari. This is where we will be blown away with the quality and quantity of African animals and their landscaped habitat.

The official language of Tanzania is Ziswahili. Some of our favorite words are:

  • Hello – Jambo
  • Thank you – Asante sana
  • Welcome – Karibu
  • Lion – Simba
  • Elephant – Tembo
  • Giraffe – Twiga


Over the past years, we have made several trips to Alaska and Hawaii, and seen most of the National Parks in the United States. We have experienced Canada from the east coast, west coast and the Canadian Rockies. We have been to both the east and west coasts of Mexico as well as the central area and Copper Canyon.

Our travels have taken us throughout Costa Rica, Belize, Honduras, Ecuador, Galapagos, Bermuda and the Caribbean Islands. One extremely memorable trip was Australia where we fell in love with kangaroos, koalas and surfing the sand dunes. New Zealand is a very special place with beautiful mountains, fjords and lots of hiking trails.

A big adventure was our trip to Ushuaia, (The End of the World) at the southernmost tip of South America and then on to Antarctica where we sat in the middle of a colony of penguins. We also snow-shoed and kayaked in the waters around Antarctica, and we visited a Ukrainian weather station to learn about global weather patterns.

We still have a bucket list of places to see and experience for many years to come. Hope you enjoy traveling vicariously through our photos. We sure do have a lot of fun, laughter and special moments. Check out the videos on the Blast from the Pastpage and share the excitement with us. Enjoy!


“Traveling teaches us to dare.”
– Edward Readicker-Henderson

Surfing the sand dunes at Newcastle, Australia

Surfing the sand dunes at Newcastle, Australia


Judith Ann: When I am not taking care of my two grandsons and baby granddaughter, I work as a professional organizer/simplification specialist, speaker and author. As a time management trainer, I specialize in Microsoft Outlook and work with clients to help them increase productivity by utilizing Outlook’s many components.

I am a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and the founding member of the Connecticut chapter (NAPO-CT) serving on a multitude of board positions over the years.


ATV ride on farm

ATVing around the farm



Patty: When I am not on the tractor zipping around the fields, or having fun on the ATV, or caring for the baby heifers, I spend my time at meetings. I am on the local town board, the Northeast DFA council, the American Dairy Association and Dairy Council, and the National Beef Board.






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