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Linda Briks Nov 16, 2015 at 12:34 PM

Hi everyone! We are on the 1/28-2/27/2016 trip. We live in Atlanta, and are flying from LAX. It's our first Road Scholar trip and we are looking forward to what sounds like a fabulous trip and having fun with the group! Linda and Irv Briks
Sukey ODonnell Nov 27, 2015 at 05:55 PM

You will love it! Be sure to get plenty of rest before you leave as the program is jam packed. Also, be prepared for a range of temps. between NZ and Aus. I just returned and had a wonderful time and met some terrific people.
Jerry Hasting Nov 28, 2015 at 03:58 PM

Linda and Irv, My wife and I are also on the Jan 28th trip. We are traveling with two good friends also. We live in Washougal, WA near Portland, OR and this is our first RS trip. Our friends are two single ladies from NYC and CA who have been friends since they were in grade school together in Switzerland. Looking forward to meeting you. Jerry and Sara Hasting

Henry/Hank Saltzman Oct 28, 2015 at 12:42 PM

Hi Bob and Harri, I'm on the same trip, flying out of NYC, where I live, via Beijing and meet up in Auckland. Traveling single and hoping they'll find a roommate for me. Looking fwd to meeting and having a great trip.
Bob Dana Nov 18, 2015 at 05:53 PM

Hope you will have time in Beijing to see some of the sights. Looking forward to meeting you in Auckland.
Henry/Hank Saltzman Nov 26, 2015 at 08:43 AM

I've got a 9 hour layover and this is my first time there. Any suggestions would be welcome.

Bob Dana Oct 17, 2015 at 10:13 AM

Looking forward to the Jan 2-Feb 1 trip and would like to get to know folks before we depart. Bob & Harri Dana of Ohio
Annette Pavone Oct 18, 2015 at 01:42 PM

Sorry Bob but i am going Oct. 22.
Annette Pavone Oct 18, 2015 at 01:42 PM

Sorry Bob but i am going Oct. 22.
Annette Pavone Oct 18, 2015 at 01:42 PM

Wendy Kamischke Nov 18, 2015 at 01:30 PM

Hi Bob! We are going on the Jan 2 - Feb 1 trip. It will be nice to meet you! Gary and Wendy from Illinois
Bob Dana Nov 18, 2015 at 04:53 PM

Where abouts in Illinois? Bob graduated from Carlinville High (downstate) and Harri graduated from Lockport Twp. (near Joliet).
Wendy Kamischke Nov 18, 2015 at 05:07 PM

Washington IL near Peoria. Wendy graduated from MacArthur HS in Decatur and Gary from Gridley HS in Gridley IL.
Bob Dana Nov 18, 2015 at 05:50 PM

I think we've driven through Washington. Not really familiar with either Decatur or Gridley. We lived in Columbus Ohio about 41 years then moved to a small lake community 25 miles west of Columbus 4 years ago. We
Bob Dana Nov 18, 2015 at 05:51 PM

We will be flying from Columbus to LAX and meet up with the group in LAX. LONG day.

Annette Pavone Sep 26, 2015 at 01:24 PM

Hi Alice,
I am flying solo for just the OZ portion. A friend decided to join me on the NZ portion. Road Scholar is looking for a roomate for me on the OZ segment. i guess that we do not know who our roomate will be until we arrive. At least, this is what they are telling me. This ia my sixth trip with Road Scholar. I too love them. My first time for me to travel solo.

Annette Pavone

Alice Knierim Sep 25, 2015 at 06:19 PM

Good to see so many folks going to NZ-OZ on the October 22 trip. I am traveling solo and going for the whole month. I am flying out of Atlanta but on the 22nd. Should have enough time to stretch my legs before our flight. Looking forward to meeting all of you and to a great trip. This is my third Road Scholar trip, and I love them. See you soon!
Sukey ODonnell Sep 26, 2015 at 06:42 PM

Hi Alice,
Sukey ODonnell Sep 26, 2015 at 06:43 PM

My friend Judy and I are looking forward to meeting you and everyone else in LA. Have a good flight.

Dick Havill Sep 24, 2015 at 02:57 PM

My wife, Rachel Harter, and I are going on the Oct. 22nd trip out of LA for the whole NZ - OZ experience. We leave RDU in NC the day before. Looking forward to meeting everyone.
Sukey ODonnell Sep 24, 2015 at 03:07 PM

Hi Dick & Rachel,
Sukey ODonnell Sep 24, 2015 at 03:09 PM

My friend Judy and I are leaving Asheville the day before too. We're thinking about going to a botanical garden in LA early on the 22nd since we don't need to be at the airport until 7 pm. Looking forward to meeting you.

Roz Timberg Sep 08, 2015 at 01:15 PM

My husband Fred Hoffman and I are going on the October 7 - Nov. 7 trip to New Zealand and Australia. We are wondering if there is anyone else from the Wash DC area who is going and wants to go over any questions.
Contact Roz Timberg, rtnydc@comcast.net cell phone 202-441-2596
marvin resnik Sep 09, 2015 at 05:58 PM

Roz, it looks like my wife Renee(whose maiden name is Hoffman) and I will be spending the month touring with you and Fred. We hope to visit with some Hoffman family members in Melbourne while we are in the neighborhood. We look forward to meeting you and the others on our tour. We will be arriving at LAX from Columbus, Ohio the afternoon of the 8th. See you then.
Roz Timberg Sep 10, 2015 at 09:12 AM

I also have a cousin in Melbourne we are looking forward to meet and to the whole tour. We are going to Los Angeles for a five days before.

Sukey ODonnell Sep 01, 2015 at 07:57 PM

Hi Everyone. I and another woman are going on the October 22 trip out of LA. We're flying in the day before from NC. Looking forward to meeting you all on this trip.
Annette Pavone Sep 01, 2015 at 09:31 PM

Hi Sukey. I am flying solo and my friend will meet me the next day in NZ. She is only doing that particular segment. Looking forward to meeting all the participants/
Sukey ODonnell Sep 01, 2015 at 10:02 PM

Judy and I will meet you at the LA airport then. We're doing all 31 days.

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