Well THAT was fun!

After a long sojourn to the other side of the world and back, I'm happy to report that my trip to Australia and Asia was rip-roarin' good fun.  I am blessed enough to have friends all over the globe and this trip was no different, as I spent the holidays with my good friend Margot and her family on Bribie Island in Queensland, Australia  and she and I went on to bring in 2014 in Hong Kong. 

Margot and I on beautiful Bribie Island.

Margot and I on beautiful Bribie Island.

What a wonderful trip it was!  Warm temps, sun, surf, amazing food (lots cooked by Margot's lovely parents), reconnecting with old friends in Oz and making new ones, and just all around goodness.

Enjoying a day trip to the seaside resort town of Moolooaba.

Enjoying a day trip to the seaside resort town of Moolooaba.

It was certainly a trip for the books and I will carry it in my heart back now that I'm back to my day-to-day reality in wintry New York!

Visiting her brother and sister-in-law's horse farm near Flaxton.

Visiting her brother and sister-in-law's horse farm near Flaxton.

Nature's creation.

Nature's creation.

On the streets of Hong Kong.

On the streets of Hong Kong.

Visiting the Big Buddha.

Visiting the Big Buddha.

Big pictures of food.  Me likey.

Big pictures of food.  Me likey.

At the Po Lin Monastery.

At the Po Lin Monastery.