Crikey – We leave tomorrow

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Be patient.  Some things take time.

 

The countdown is on!   We are a little over 24 hours away from starting our LONG haul to the Land Down Under.  Over the next few days, Jason and I will have traveled over 28 hours to get to our first destination of Cairns, Australia.   This is about the time in our travel prep where I start freaking out, and Jason remains composed and tries his best to keep me calm.   I’ve never been a great traveler and usually don’t relax until we get through security.  As much as we’ve traveled in the past, some things never change.

 

We are in the midst of tying up loose ends at work and home before leaving, and the bigger challenge of trying to pack 18 days worth of warm and cool weather clothing into 2 carry-ons.  This is a big challenge for me since I’m a huge over packer but will be a good test for future trips.  Luckily for us, 3 of the places we are staying at have washer/dryers so this should definitely help us out.

 

Jason is definitely the better writer in our family (Editors Note: Steph does not give herself enough credit), but I wanted to post a note about a few things I’m really looking forward to seeing and doing on our trip.  We’ve only booked 2 tours before getting over there and will take care of the rest once we arrive and see how the days shake out.  The first of our pre-booked activities is a Field of Light Star tour in Uluru.  During this trip we will be perched atop a dune and will watch 50,000 glass spheres begin to light up as the sun begins to set.  Below is a picture to show this experience with Uluru in the background.    Besides lots of hiking, some of the other possible activities to do here are camel tours of the outback dinner under the stars with the sounds of a didgeridoo playing the background, and even Segway tours.  We’ll keep you posted on what we take part in.

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The 2nd activity that we booked ahead of time due to limited availability, is a sunset guided tour at the Kangaroo Sanctuary in Alice Springs.  The sanctuary sits on 188 acres and is home to rescued orphaned baby and adult kangaroos.  We’ll get to walk through the sanctuary with the kangaroos and get the opportunity to feed and hold the baby joeys.  Here are just a few photos from their website of “Kangaroo Dundee” Brolga himself and a one of the joeys.  I am most excited about this experience!

 

phil

One thought on “Crikey – We leave tomorrow

  1. Remember, if you are going to ride a camel to lean way back as it starts to get it… It will rise from the back (read that as butt first) so you may fall over the head… This advice is from Dave. He found that out when he went to India and had a camel ride!

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