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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Big Dreams of a Big Country

Hiking Holland whetted our appetite for more adventure. We are now looking forward to retirement and exploring more of the world. Next year we will ring in the next chapter of our lives by going to Australia for three months!
We've always dreamed of seeing the Great Barrier Reef, Ayers Rock, penguins, the outback, Perth. Three months should give us enough time to bum around the continent and explore.
We will end our adventure with a long awaited visit to our friends Anne and Jay in Tasmania!

Of course, winning a motorhome trip around Aus would REALLY be the ultimate. So vote for us here:

When our kids were 8 and 9 years old we fulfilled another dream by traveling around all of North America for a whole year. We put the kids in correspondence school, settled into a van and trailer and bummed around Canada and the US. Of course, as a park ranger family we visited many national parks. We saw buffalo and geysers in Yellowstone. We hiked in Arches National Park. The boys learned about scurvy on the historic ship that explorer Jacques Cartier arrived on in Canada. We learned about geology in Gros Morne National Park and saw bears in Banff.

Now we wonder what adventures await us down-under? Will we hear aboriginal chanting in the heat of the outback? Spot whale sharks and dolphins off the coast? Stay tuned!

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