Just returned from a fabulous trip. It started in Australia. The main reason for the visit - my son Eric and his Australian girlfriend/now wife, Mel, were getting married. Mel grew up southeast of Melbourne in the Rosebud area. Beautiful beaches and small beach towns (reminiscent of where I grew up in Southern California), surf shops and restaurants. There's the happy couple above. Below is the gang the day before the wedding, including three friends from Alaska - Bryant, Tim, and Rachael. Mel and Eric are on the right.
The beach at Portsea, Victoria, Australia
Wedding day, March 21, 2013. It poured rain during the night, and in the morning there was a pretty fierce windstorm, but the weather cleared up and afternoon turned into a beautiful evening. There were porpoises playing in the water nearby.
The boys get prepped.
The beach at Sorrento, the wedding venue.
Ready to go.
Mel and her dad.