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Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Lismore January 22nd 2015

Our stop over in Seoul was a great experience of a widely different culture. Korean airlines was great at organising our stopover, from landing we went to their desk, they organised a motel, shuttle bus and Dinner, breaky and lunch while we were there. Our bus trip in was about an hour and very quick, our driver appeared to be in a hurry, enjoyed toting his horn and driving in two lanes at once. We were happy when we arrived at our motel, grabbed some dinner and headed to bed after our flight to have a look the following morning. Due to our flight we were wide awake at 6am. Which would normally be fine but everything in Seoul opens at 11am. We chilled out, had some breakfast, did some research and then headed for a ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Lismore January 22nd 2015

Here are the last photos. We took a few less as we got to the end of the holiday.... read more
Hearts Pool
Hearst's indoor pool
Jay-Z and Beyoncé at the basketball

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Lismore May 19th 2014

Morningbird and Littleflower, are still home and have not ventured north on our autumn winter sojourn, because there is trouble brewing in the shire, For the past few months there has been a massive anti Coal Seam Gas blockade happening in our own very neck of the woods at Bentley, 20ks, west of Lismore, New South Wales. It was Just amazing to see the kaleidoscope of the community getting involved to stop the gas rig from coming down from Qld, and fracking into the bedrock to get to the coal seam gas underneath. This unconventional process is very controversial in that it has the massive potential to poison the groundwater with both fracking chemicals and escaping gas into the underground aquifers. There have been several instances where farmers in C.S.G areas have been able to set ... read more
Drew Hutton Announcing Victory
Peace dove from Byron Bay
message for Metgasco

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Lismore February 17th 2014

On the first of January we headed off for Night Cap National park, where we went to see a big waterfall. There was just -again- no water in the falls, which of course was a shame. It was a little too late to embark on any of the hikes around in the park, and in addition we were starting to run low on water, so instead we went to the nearest picnic area, cooked lunch and chilled around reading in our books. It was a relaxing spot, and was nice to sit calmly around not having to worry about hitting the road straight after cooking. After having been seated here for some time, some goannas started crawling around on the ground, coming fairly close to us, so several times Christian had to get up in order ... read more
Creek
Wasps
Night Cap NP

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Lismore April 5th 2013

On the Road Again! It's been more than 12 months since Peter was in hospital receiving his first Chemotherapy. The year has really gone very quickly. Christmas was a lovely time for us. We were excited to be able to organize a special day where all of our family could be in the same place at the same time - THAT hasn't happened for quite some now. As you can see in the picture, the tribe is growing! Late January/ early February we had another week in Shoal Bay which was most enjoyable. We arrived the day after the area had experienced extremely high winds. A yacht and a fishing boat had been washed ashore and were well and truly stuck in the sand. It was entertaining to watch each of them being refloated by teams ... read more
A challenge for the owners...
Jared can run faster
Esther Elaine Close joins the family

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Lismore May 28th 2012

Today we had an "orientation day" for our student teaching placements. We met the preschool center directors at the university to go over our requirements for our placements. We have assignments that we have to complete each week, and we will be having 2 "head weeks". Our head weeks are week 3 and 4 so we can get adjusted to the center before we do a head week and then we will be able to relax and have fun for our last week which is week 5. Before we know it, I will be back in the USA! After discussing our requirements, our center director, Kylie, took us to the center to show us around. We met all of the staff and got to see each room. I found out I will be working in the ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Lismore May 27th 2012

Arriving in Australia was definitely a long journey! We left Minneapolis at about 5:45 P.M. on Thursday, May 24th. From Minneapolis, we had a 4 hour flight to LA. Then in LA, we boarded our 15 hour flight to Sydney. The plane was huge! There was a tv screen for each seat. We had our choice of about 30 movies & there was also tons of music. There was a map that showed the progress of our flight and the times at home & in Australia so that was pretty cool. The flight actually went better and faster than I expected. We arrived in Sydney and found out our bags were over weight and each of us had t pay $125-$150 dollars, depending how much our bags were over weight. We were slightly annoyed by this, ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Lismore May 27th 2012

So here it is, my first morning waking up in Aussie and it's a bit colder than I was thinking it might be. It feels like the fall breeze back in Minnesota. I'm happy to say that I woke up feeling replenished and on Aussie time. I can only hope that I hold this feeling throughout the day. Kelly and I woke up this morning and went on a run through the hills of Goonebellah, and it was a beautiful hilly run. When I say hilly, i mean HILLY (or HELLY should I say.) We were able to give ourselves a nice running tour of the town, and got a feel for how far it's going to be to walk to the child center. It will be just a quick 20 minute walk. We went to ... read more
Water hockey
Magpie
Black boy

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Lismore January 20th 2012

So I am 2 weeks and 5 days out! I am having so many different feelings right now. I am very excited but somewhat sad to leave home. I have been on somewhat of an up and down emotional roller coaster lately it really helped just to talk things out with my amazing GF Maria and to talk with my parents. I think everyone realizes that this is a big change for me and especially me as I have never done anything even close to this before. I am really excited to be going to a new place and see new things and meet new people. Most of all I can't wait to surf in warm water and perfect waves. I am so tired of this cold water we have in CA it makes surfing not ... read more

Oceania » Australia » New South Wales » Lismore August 11th 2011

Hi all, we had 4 wonderful days at Harrington with family and friends. Rodger actually caught 2 fish (Bream) that were keepers and we did enjoy for dinner one night. We had an enjoyable evening BBQing with all the family and also a great afternoon at the local pub with everyone. We went down to the local to watch our footy team play on the BIG screen. Our team ‘The Knights’ won 40 – 8. You will see a pic of little Knox’s girlfriends – Lily and Ruby. They are the latest editions to our family. Knox has the best of both worlds at his finger tips. Lily is blonde and Ruby is dark, so he can choose or have both ............ lol. We certainly have 3 wonderful new babies around us. Please remember to arrow ... read more
Rodger and me
Evans Head beach
Me on beach




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