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Dec 5, 2018 - Crescent Head to Home

5/12/2018. Wednesday. Warm Crescent Head to Brisbane We were up early packing for home. It was a very pretty drive from Crescent Head to the highway, and a breeze driving on the new double and sometimes triple lane divided highway which will be completed in 2020. We drove for about 2 hours through roadworks which will link the southern section with the northern, before back on a completed section which led to the border. Although the traffic from the coast to home was heavy, it moved freely and we had no holdups, and arrived home about...

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Dec 4, 2018 - 1 day to go

Tuesday 4th Dec Scary - if it's not done by tonight - we can forget it. Hopefully our checklist will see us through and nothing major has been missed Today Jan had a couple of appointments in the morning, and Ron stayed home and finished his "should I-will I" packing. All got done by 12:00noon and we headed up to our brand new Community Centre to have lunch from the bistro with long term friends (and fellow residents). Very enjoyable and a reasonable price and good company. One last trip back over to Keperra in the afternoon for some last...

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Dec 3, 2018 - 2 days to go

Monday 3rd - counting down Today we were soooo excited that it was getting closer and closer AND THEN ..... we heard that the John and Kaye's hire car was the object of a Smash and Grab. All caught on video by nearby witnesses while they were having lunch nearby. The "grab" was some back packs and duffel bags. The content was 3 passports, laptops, iPads, and personal belongings. Some hours later after police attendance, bags were found abandoned missing laptops and iPads BUT still containing the passports. That was a major answer to prayer....

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Dec 2, 2018 - Taigum - 3 days to go

Sunday 2nd Dec Brisbane The pressure's on - 3 folk asked me today if I was going to do a trip journal. Well I guess this is it. Let's hope I get enough free time to keep you up to date 3 days to go and Jan is packed - BUT Ron is not - not much to go in though so I think we 'll both be on the plane. John and Kaye and the 3 kids are already in the States working their way to Canada where they will meet us when we get there on the 5th.

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Nov 6, 2018 - We’ve arrived!

LGW to Brisbane All the last minute jobs completed, garden and house ready for winter (as far as possible), all packed, the car arrived and we were off to the airport. Not the smoothest drive but we arrived at the airport safe and sound and in plenty of time. Just as well as we discovered an issue with Ruth’s visa. The Emirates staff sorted it and we were checked in and soon in the lounge. A large glass of champagne (well maybe several) and all seemed well with the world. It was soon time to board and off we went. Dubai. The cabin was full...

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OZ and Tassie

Sep 2, 2018 - September 2,3 &4

Dear all, Well no pictures. Sunday morning we emptied our bags and repacked them again disposing of bits of paper and information we had picked up on our travels. I think we threw out 6 sets of ear phones given to us at various stages by various guides to be used with those sound boxes. We would return Te boxes but the ear phones were not required. After we had packed went out to the local restaurant for lunch then back for a sleep and then showered getting ready to leave for the airport. We are home and freezing cold so will have to pull...

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Our Big Trip

Aug 22, 2018 - Ready for Travel (Friday 24-August-2018)

My bags are packed, I'm ready to go - sounds like a John Denver song (a true native son of US)....but, I'm ready and leaving on that Jet Plane....but I do know when I will be back again! A little more anxious this time with travel - I have done this many times before, and I know I'm ready, and looking forward to new experiences (and some reminders - making up for the Havana experience locked in an airport - wanting to look around in 2016). It will be wonderful! adiós mis amigos !

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MallyD Travel

Aug 18, 2018 - Brisbane

We finally made it to Brisbane, one of Australia’s larger cities where we spent four days. With a population of around 3 million we found the city to be vibrant and exciting but still manageable enough to learn our way around. Brisbane, originally an English convict colony, is built along the Brisbane river that snakes through the city dividing it up into many smaller sections each with their own personality. To get across the river there are several pedestrian bridges and public transit ferries that run all the time. We especially enjoyed...

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Aug 15, 2018 - Singapore to Home

15 August 2018 Good morning Australia! Back on Australian soil, and it feels good. A great welcome home, first by Ian, Gemma & Tim at the airport. Arriving at home, Don starts to unlock, realises the house is unlocked, smells toast, and there are Ben & Jeremy to greet us. They had stayed overnight, and Ben had hidden his car up the road a bit. A lovely surprise. Lots of chatting and catching up before Ian and Gemma had to leave. Ben headed off to work, then Steve & Kylie picked the other boys up to go for a bike ride at Sandgate. Lots of...

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Europe 2018

Jun 14, 2018 - Hong Kong to Brisbane

Day 27. Hong Kong - Brisbane 14/6/18. Thursday. Wet, Stormy, then sunny!! After boarding the plane in Hong Kong, we sat, and sat, and sat. For just over 2 hours. Because of the stormy weather which delayed our landing in Hong Kong, it also delayed our take-off. We were warned that when we finally got in the air we could expect a lot of turbulence all the way to Australia. I was a little concerned, but then reminded myself that we were flying with the worlds safest airline Qantas, so that helped. The pilot announced that Sydney had been...

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May 11, 2018 - Time to go

Finn and Tony did get to go fishing on Tuesday after school, even though it was a bit drizzly. Finn caught a 30cm catfish which was returned to the water. So he was very pleased with himself. We departed Lennox Head on Wednesday morning and made our way to Bribie island with a couple of stops along the way to purchase a water filter and some impellers to take back with us. Tony trimmed the bonsai to within an inch of it's life! !!! Bob is very healthy and happy and has forgotten all about me, Jane looks after him so well. We spent some...

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New Adventures

Apr 13, 2018 - Arrived in Paris

Although the second leg of the flight was shorter than the first, it felt longer! Bot Lil and I managed to get some sleep and arrived in Paris not feeling too bad. We caught our transfer to the hotel which ended up being about an hour and a half trip. The driver dropped us off last and we were able to get a feel for where we were in Paris. First thoughts were, busy, pretty and crazy drivers! We had prebooked tickets to jump the queue at the Louvre but the ticket place was twice as far from the accommodation than the Louvre. As we passed the...

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