Three Score Years and Ten?


352JRP2011aAustralia – Still at the Art Table – and still loving it. 325_2011_aIMG_5954_100hOur Princess turned 30. Asked me to make reservations at NOMA. Took me a little while to discover that she meant NOMA in Copenhagen. Travelled to Denmark, Jersey, UK. JB was at Bond University so he took a year off from professional Triathlon. Competed in small regional or local events only. Mothers’ Day Classic Run. Varsity Lakes Run. Doomben 10k. Gold Coast Marathon. Alice Springs Tri. Salt Kingscliff 10k. Raby Bay Tri. 325_2011_CarlaSpeech_100hIn September, Carl Wood died, Carla was asked to take part in his Eulogy and Alan Trounson wrote the Obituary.


352JRP2012Australia – Still at the Art Table. JB returned to 352JRP2012vertprofessional triathlon; Hell of the West, Goondiwindi – Salt Kingscliff 10k – Twilight Half Marathon, Brisbane – Gold Coast Triathlon – Busselton Ironman 70.3 – Mothers Day Classic – Noumea International Triathlon (First international win) – Cairns Ironman 70.3 and in June he graduated from Bond – Doctor of Physiotherapy. July – Gold Coast Marathon.

In September & October, David, Keith and I kick-started the Old Blue Truck for ‘Trip 3‘ – again through the vineyards and canals of France’s Languedoc-Roussillon and Aude Pays Cathare. From Florence’s home in Castelnau-d’Aude. David turned 70.

Carla and Dan moved into their new house in Surry Hills and JB moved to his training base in Boulder, Colorado – competed in New York 4 mile Run – Branson Ironman IM70.3 – Syracuse IM70.3 – Pocono Mountains IM70.3 (crashed on bike) Back to Oz.


352JRP2013Australia – Still at the Art Table. JB – Hell of the West Goondiwindi – Geelong 70.3 – Noumea International – Busselton 70.3 – then to USA – Kansas 5i50 – Boulder Sprint – Syracuse 70.3 – Vegas 70.3 World Champs – Boulder Floods. Carla – Can Too Marathon – December Carla and Dan announce their engagement.


352JRP2014Australia – Still at the Art Table. David and Patricia on Queen Elizabeth. JB – Auckland 70.3 – Challenge Melbourne 70.3.  Keith Beattie in SYD. Challenge Batemans Bay 70.3. – Putrajaya IM70.3 Malaysia. April 19, Carla and Dan Wedding SYD. JB leaves for USA – Boulder – St George, Utah 70.3 – Syracuse IM70.3 – Wind Tunnel for Parlee.  JRP in Boulder CO. JRP to KdBP in Ottawa. Sydney, Sculptures by the Sea. Bonnie comes for Xmas.


352JRP2015Australia – Still at the Art Table. Kassie joins the family. First Ice Hockey game.




More from John’s Story…

From To.. Page Name
 1967 1970  Into, and Out of, Africa
 1971 1980  A Quieter Life
1980  Offshore Racing
 1981 1990  The IVF Years
1987  It takes Three to Tango
1990  Cassy’s Story
 1991 2000  Going it Alone
 1991 2005  Tourism Marketing
1998  A House Somewhere
 2001 2010  A Change of Pace
2001  Fishing Trips
2005  More Fishing Trips
 2011 2020  Three Score Years and Ten?


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