Remember when garden gnomes were disappearing and showing up around the world in vacation photos?
Well, I heard from a Massachusetts couple today who took a September issue of "The Post-Star" — they picked up while in Glens Falls for their son's wedding — all the way to Australia.
Pictured with the newspaper in front of the Sydney Opera House are Danusia and Larry Pringle of Belchertown, Mass.
Larry said his parents worked at the General Electric facilities in Hudson Falls and Fort Edward and his wife, Danusia, emigrated to the area with her family from Poland in 1958.
Vowing to travel to all seven continents, the Pringle's are well on their way, having already visited Ireland, England, Scotland, the Netherlands, Poland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Italy, China, Hong Kong, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Australia, New Zealand.
"We have walked on the Great Wall; stayed overnight with a Chinese family in a rural village west of Shanghai, we walked around the remains of Machu Picchu and in the footsteps of Charles Darwin on the Galapagos Islands and in Australia. We have experienced a healing ceremony by a shaman who is a descendant of the Incas and listened to the histories of the Aboriginals of Australia and the Maoris of New Zealand," Larry said. "We stood on the spot in the Roman Forum where Marc Anthony spoke after the assassination of Julius Caesar ... We have walked through the shattered remains of the Warsaw Ghetto and through the various displays in the buildings at Auschwitz. These are just a few of our experiences; there is so much more to tell."
Larry is the son of Francis Pringle, Vaughn Road, and is a 1964 Hudson Falls Central High graduate.
The Sydney stop was the couple's fifth stop on their current adventure.
"Sydney was the only stop where I remembered to shoot a picture," Larry Pringle said about their image with "The Post-Star."