J hails from the Bay Area, but this Left Coast
girl has been around the block. On the road at a young age, she
found herelf wandering about numerous towns around the US and
Canada as her parents were in the show dog biz. During an early
career in the mining industry, she ventured to remote parts of
the US and eventually Australia. She spends most of her time now
keeping D on the straight and narrow.
D spent his youth as a pseudo-military brat
hovering mostly around the mid-Atlantic States with stints in
Texas and Germany as well. After some schooling in Montana and
Virginia, he too pursued a career in mining which took him places
like Australia, Madagascar, and South Africa. D now works for
a French company and spends his waking hours trying to convince
his bosses to send him there.
J & D resided in Arizona and New England following
their official union in 1998. More recently, they migrated
south to Texas to bask in the sunshine. There is a tentative agreement between
them to only include trips on this web site in which they both
participated. Initially, they established this travelog to share
pictures with family and friends rather than clogging up email
inboxes, but it has since taken on a life of its own.