When we got to Sydney, we took the free walking tour like we did in Melbourne. I really liked learning from the tour guide about the city. She took us to a cool model of the city and I was able to find our hotel on the Darling Harbour. We also went to Martins Square … Continue reading What I Saw in Sydney
The Great Barrier Reef is an indescribable place. It is very hard to do it justice with my description and these pictures. Needless to say, Luke has already booked us in to come back in four years when he is 12 and can go scuba diving. We spent two days on a live-aboard boat out on the … Continue reading Under the Sea
Today, we (we being Chloe, me, Mia, Sienna, Matt, Charne, mom and dad) got up and went to school. We walked through the park with their dog, Kaylee. I went to Chloe’s second grade class. Ms. Cotter is her teacher and I liked her. The classroom had tables instead of desks. They had computers. We … Continue reading Trying out school in Melbourne
There really are no words for how gorgeous the Great Ocean Road is. Here are some of our favorite photos. Continue reading God’s Beauty on the Great Ocean Road
Wow. What a fantastic day yesterday. I have been looking forward to catching up with old friends when we get to Melbourne and yesterday was a perfect day of doing that. We spent this beautiful Sunday visiting wineries, a brewery for lunch, a dairy, and an artisan chocolate factory with our great friends The Gillies and The … Continue reading Yarra Valley Bliss….
We’ve spent the last two days exploring Melbourne, specifically the CBD (central business district, aka downtown). The first day was all about finding the best views and riding their trams around town. It’s a relatively new city (like American cities versus European) with a mix of beautiful Victorian architecture alongside ultra-modern skyscrapers. The second day … Continue reading The city that stays with you
This is totally out of order, but I wanted to include this cool story of California Redwoods in New Zealand. So, about a hundred years ago, the country was looking for the fastest growing trees to produce timber. They imported several different types, grew and studied them here. Although a pine variety ultimately won out, … Continue reading Raining in the Redwoods
Luke turned 8 today and our sweet friends living in Melbourne celebrated with us at a super fun place, Clip and Climb. Then we all had burgers and birthday cake. Thank you Griessels and Gillies for singing him into his new year on our first full day in Australia! Continue reading Happy Birthday!
I write this post to you from the place that has stretched us out of our comfort zone for the first time on this trip. It wasn’t the 22 hour flights or driving on the opposite side of the road (as the shotgun passenger I’m still trying to recover from the anxiety of having no … Continue reading The stretching has started
Over the last few days, we’ve seen a lot of beautiful things. We walked through a forest and Mom really liked these fern trees. We came to a 120 foot waterfall. Pretty awesome! This is another fall we saw the next day. It was smaller, but still very cool. We also saw an amazing rock … Continue reading Back by popular demand, a Lukey post