Welcome to our little blog.  Mary and I are two crazy individuals who enjoy old International Trucks and Scouts, life in the slow lane (off the Interstates with a number of detours) and we enjoy the people we meet and talk with on our journeys.

We will try to capture and report small stories on life in the United States as we find them.  So please enjoy and leave a comment or two if we write something you like.

The first adventure, 2014 IH Sierra Fall Rallye is complete.  Mary and I drove to an International truck show, The IH Sierra Fall Rallye in Grass Valley, California, a 6,600 mile round trip to the Pacific Ocean and back.  Click on “2014 IH Sierra Fall Rallye” category to see all the posts.

Why Sydney Across America?  Well the Scout in the picture is Sydney (yes, we name our vehicles) and driving to the 2014 IH Sierra Fall Rallye in Grass Valley, California was the driver to start a blog and so SydneyAcrossAmerica.com was hatched.

There will be other posts as we take Sydney, Woodstock, The Mazda, or BAMFT on trips across America.


I am also a beekeeper and find the “ladies” (honey bee workers are female) quite fascinating.  I will share information on beekeeping as well.  This information is targeted to the general public so that more people understand the amazing honey bees and what they provide for us.


p.s.  A big thanks to Jim Hadfield for hosting this blog.

11 Responses to Home

  1. Mark Tuepker says:

    Glad to hear you made it back home safe and sound!

  2. Char says:

    Welcome home. It was fun following your cross country adventure. We enjoyed the pictures and stories. Love you guys!!

  3. The Rick Olmsted's says:

    Can’t wait to see all of the pictures coming! We are the Olmsted’s, the ones from the Little House on the Prairie. If you ever pass by again we would love to host you! We live just southwest of Ottawa.

  4. Epp and Laurel says:

    What an awesome adventure you have ahead of you! We will be anticipating your posts and pics! Have fun and be safe.

  5. Kline says:

    Looking forward to the pics!

  6. Josh R. says:

    They say that the journey is more important than the destination. I hope you have a great trip!

  7. John Glancy says:

    Good luck on your journey, I will be flying instead of truck’n, (load of Scout bodies isnt going to be ready) Hope to see you there. sSs has your back of you need anything along the way, we are glad to help, besides your still have some credit left from the Photo contest!


  8. Kat M says:

    Me Too!!!!

  9. Ruth C says:

    Just wanted to make sure I can still bug you if I want to and to say Hi to Mary!!

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