Alas… (Or Maybe “We’re Back”)

(Ed. note – Hey I said it was a big wait. What’s 1 year, 7 months, 2 weeks and 4 days among friends)

Alas after a couple of months of waiting the flash drive was declared dead so no photos. (Insert collective groan here)

However, 2021 looks positive in terms of travel, don’t you think. We have plans for Africa (twice, if you can believe it or once if we figure out a way to combine the two. Laugh at your peril.), The Maritimes, the coast (we’re needing a grandparent fix) and long walks with our newest family member.

For those of you who haven’t met Eli, say hello to our 6 month old grandson.
For those of you who haven’t met Tinker, say hello to our 5 month old mini Australian Labradoodle.

Anyway, my plan is to re-energize the Jiaxing Express as the travel world opens up later this year. In the last couple of years I have started to play around with photography. While I’m not sure if I am any better now than I was when I started, I have decided that 2021 will be a year of growth. I have begun a year long project to post 10 photos per month with the hope that I show that growth. My reason for putting them out there is to hold me accountable – if for no other reason than to avoid the embarrassment of the dreaded out of date blog. If you are interested, follow me along at 2021 Photo Journal.

See you when we see you!

6 thoughts on “Alas… (Or Maybe “We’re Back”)

    1. Mary Thomas

      Oh Geoff… tis techie here. Did you get my response. I pressed Leave a Reply but did not get confirmation. Mary Do I have to type whole thing all over again ?????????

      1. ggwatt

        Sorry Mary – didn’t get anything. Here’s an idea I use. If it is going to be a longish message, do it in word or something like that save it and then cut and paste it into the form on the site. That way if something happens you still have it. I can’t tell you how many times doing it this way has saved me a ton of frustration. I hope you will respond again – we would love to hear from you!

  1. Rob

    Hi Jeff and Terry!
    Great to read about your (almost) adventures again.
    FYI I returned from China on Dec 26th and reunited with the family who has been in Vancouver since February.
    Look forward to seeing you in the Okanagan if this Covid thing ever ends.
    The last year was lousy being separated from the family. On a more positive note, life in China in 2020 was OK. After the lockdown of February we emerged into a closed environment of no covid. Consequently, life in China for the past 9 months resembled normal. Restaurants, bars, socializing. Hopefully the roll-out of vaccines allows Canada to get back to normal soon too.
    Hope to see you both soon.
    Rob (Shelley, Matthew and Xander)

    1. ggwatt Post author

      Hi Rob – great to hear from you. Glad to hear you are home with Shelley and the kids. It has been quite the year. We would love to get together the next time we are at the coast – assuming that’s a possibility of course. Say hi to Shelley and the boys. Is Shelley’s email still @roque…?


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