As I write this, I’m shaking my head because I really should be sleeping. But I am WAY too excited for what this post will unveil… We’re going to Australia tomorrow!!!!
As an undergrad, I studied abroad in Brisbane, QLD. I honestly didn’t know if I would ever get back there. Since then I have had the privilege of visiting many other amazing places as well, but Australia will always have a special spot in my heart. I attended my first Olympics there, I almost died a few times but made it out ok, I made some long time friends that I am looking forward to seeing again, and I learned a lot about myself. I’m excited to be going back with my own family now, to see the town I lived in, finally see the amazing Great Barrier Reef and visit with some of those old friends again (Rebs, watch out!).
We’ve got a slightly bananas itinerary for our two weeks abroad (as if I know any other way to travel):
- Sydney, NSW
- The Red Center, NT: Uluru (Ayer’s Rock)
- Cairns, QLD and the Great Barrier Reef
- Brisbane, QLD
- Motorhome from Brisbane to Sydney (sorry Western Australia, I’m skipping you again)
We only did any prep for this trip because our dear friend Turbo was excited and kept us on task, despite hectic family, work and volunteering demands the past few months. Not to mention, 3 days of a stomach bug for both kids this week to slow down prep. So a huge thanks, Turbo!!!
I won’t make any promises, but we intend to track our travels and adventures here, and of course, wish us luck!