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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Ordinary people, Extraordinary Adventure

When you meet Elisabeth and Fred, they tell you we are just ordinary people, but they are anything but ordinary. Our friends from New Zealand have started an epic adventure i.e. going around the world on a 1957 Mercedes-Benz 220s aka Ponton.

They started their five year long trip last summer in Los Angeles, California where their car that has been fully restored and prepared for this mission arrived in a container from New Zealand aboard a ship. They have seen more United States than  most Americans will ever see. After visiting Canada this year they will comeback south and head towards South America, from there the car will be shipped to Europe for the rest of the adventure. They plan to arrive back home in the year 2019.
Elisabeth & Fred 

We had the honor of being their hosts here in Oklahoma, and benefited from a presentation they gave about their adventure. Interestingly they enjoyed their stay here and were surprised to find Oklahoma not as wild as folks around the country think. Elisabeth and Fred are in Florida these days and enjoying the nice balmy weather before heading up north.
Elisabeth & Fred in OKC downtown arriving for a presentation

Like us, you too can follow them on their adventure via their Facebook page.

Map showing their route so far