2008 November - Melbourne Austarlia and New Zealand, a five week trip. The first 4 days in Melbourne then over to Aukland, New Zealand, where we rented a car and traveled the North and South Islands ending up in Christchurch to fly back to Auckland and then Chicago.
2008 January / February - Buenos Aires Argentina. We rented an apartment in the center of Buenos Aires (Las Canitas) where we stayed for 4 weeks. Ari visited for two weeks, he was traveling in South America and friends from the Chicago area stayed with us for two weeks.