Category Archives: Australia

Australia Photos

We have posted photos of Australia before and this trip was strictly a “visit the kids” trip so the photos are mostly of family, therefore I have not posted them into the blog. We do have a series of photos … Continue reading

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More Specific Gold Coast Observations

Greenspace is important here in the Gold Coast, and if I remember correctly, all over Australia. The other place I remember very clearly is Brisbane and it also has a lot of parks. In the Gold Coast you can’t drive … Continue reading

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The Beach

It is a beach morning! After dropping D off at the Robina Hospital where she will help with a clinic, Murray, M and I find our way to Kirra Beach down at Coolangatta. We park the car and walk towards … Continue reading

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Australia Observations 2 (The Sequel)

The Gold Coast is the part of the country everyone comes to for a beach vacation. Surfer’s Paradise has long been the summer mecca for Australians and foreigners. I was here in 1986 and although it was not as developed … Continue reading

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Wallabies and a Koala

Murray, M and I walk through the Coombabah Lakelands Conservation Area this afternoon for some exercise and fresh air since it is too windy to go to the beach. Almost immediately we see wallabies. They are smaller than kangaroos, but … Continue reading

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Aus Observations

I have travelled to both New Zealand and Australia. When people ask the difference I tell them NZ is more like Canada and Australia is closer to the US. It is maybe somewhere between the US and Canada. Since M … Continue reading

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Southport, Queensland, Australia

We are back in the city. Traffic. Tall buildings. Huge grocery stores. People. M&D, our kids. Wearing street clothes and deodorant. Our flight from Fiji to Brisbane was very comfortable in Business Class. We thank the Fijian Gods. We rode … Continue reading

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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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