Category Archives: Australia

Australia Photos

Our photos from Australia are now posted in the blog! To view photos, hover over “Photos”, in the main menu bar, until the drop down menu appears. Click on “Australia 2016” in the drop down menu. Wait until the photos load. … Continue reading

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Australia in Review

Overall this was a very positive trip to Australia. We got to see our AWL (away with leave) kids. Even though we have been to Aus before, it is big, we got to scratch the surface of a completely different … Continue reading

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Home Again

Twenty or so hours in transit and an uneventful journey home, just like I like it. We check two bags on the return journey. We had checked one going to Australia that contained stuff for M&D and a few extra clothes for … Continue reading

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Reflections on Brisbane

Some thoughts on Brisbane and Queensland in general, and some bits and pieces we missed in our last few blogs. First, Chinatown. We strolled through yesterday and it was early in the morning but it was dead. I think we … Continue reading

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People Watching in Brisbane

Day 2 in Brisbane. We walk and ride the train and walk and ride the CityHopper and walk and visit the Gallery of Modern Art and the Queensland Art Gallery and walk and ride the Hop on Hop Off Bus … Continue reading

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Brisbane

After enough hugs to last six months, we say good bye to M&D and drive north to spend a few days in Brisbane before our flight home. We are staying at a motel near the airport to make our departure … Continue reading

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Coffs Harbour in a Morning

Arrived at Coffs Harbour and headed to the ocean front road expecting to eye the beach. Odd but there is a forest between the beach and the ocean. You cannot even see the water. Today is most about touring the … Continue reading

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Farther South

After a week of staying put in the Gold Coast we hit the road headed south to Coffs Harbour. A couple of former Snow Valley employees moved here and since we are within driving distance a visit is in the … Continue reading

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Walking the Beach

Today is our last full day with M&D. D has a lunch date with a friend, so M, Murray and I walk the beach. We walk to the north edge of Surfer’s Paradise on the pavement, and then turn around … Continue reading

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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

Today we introduce D to Australia’s wildlife, in a zoo of course. We are off to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. We meet dingos, wallabies, fresh water crocodiles, merino rams (can you please make me a sweater?), red kangaroos, and, my … Continue reading

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