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
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
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!
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
Yesterday, we rode on the “Jet Raider” ferry to Waiheke Island. I liked going to the vineyards and on the walks between them I learned how to eat a honeysuckle. They were a great sweet snack! We found some unique shells on the beach. On the ride back to Auckland, our ferry boat (the “Te Kotkoue”) … Continue reading Luke’s thoughts on Auckland
We want to hear from you! More than half of the places we are going are new to us. We’ve heard or read about them and want to experience them firsthand. Maybe you already have. And that’s what we’d love to know. Tell us your favorite places, memories, foods, excursions and people you know where we … Continue reading Where in the World are the Rutledges?
Suzanne: When we were contemplating this trip, it was important for Mitch and me to determine why we were going to go and what our goals were. If I’m being honest, I just love new adventures and seeing the world and all its beauty. People fascinate me, and visiting other cultures is a great way … Continue reading What’s our Why?