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Heather Summers
London Ontario Canada
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Our journey began with a stop at Freycinet National Park. We were greeted by some VERY friendly Padamelons in the parking lot. They looked a lot like wallabys and they were very tame. They practically wandered right up to us looking for food and to be pet. Back to the... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at travel
Woke up early and headed onto the Port Arthur historic site. This is a very large area and we could have easily spent a full day here. However we had a long drive ahead of us so we only spent about half a day here. It started with a tour... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at travel
After leaving Cadbury we began our drive to Port Arthur. En route we stopped first any cheese factory called wicked cheese. It had great sampling and we bought some cheese and a baguette for lunch....yummy!!! As we were driving through a cute town named Richmond I liked some of the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at travel
Our first stop was a yummy one. We went to the Cadbury Tasmania headquarters. When we arrived at the tourist center, we were each handed a bag that had one big chocolate bar and four mini bars. This was enough to make the kids happy. However, we did end up... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at travel
Not much to report on here. Our first day of our second adventure we headed out to the airport around 8 AM. We caught a 1030 flight to Tasmania. The flight was about an hour and 20 minutes. We flew into the capital city of Hobart. We picked up our... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at travel
This was our last day in Queensland. We didn't have much planned and our flight didn't leave until after dinner. Mark and I participated in the 5.7k challenge and completed it faster than I thought we would. Mark would have done way better but was a good sport and ran... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at travel
Today we headed to DreamWorld. We got there nice and early which got the kids on a ride with no line. They picked the Buzz Saw. As Nathan, Cole and I waited we ran into one of the families from Nathan's soccer team. Pretty funny how small the world is... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at travel
Today was a "down" day. The kids have been troopers all week but they needed to just relax for a day. Emma slept in until 11 which made her so happy! While Emma slept the rest of us were a little more productive. Adam, Mark and I ran in shifts... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at travel
Adam and I woke up early to check out the sunrise. The beach was only a block away and it was well worth getting up for. There were already people out surfing when we got to the beach. Great way to start our day! We had to leave early to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at travel
Today was a great day. We headed to Sea World for the entire day. It started out with a sea lion show. Their show was positively hilarious. The actors did a great job but the animals were even better. I thought Cole and Nathan were going to fall off their... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at travel
Unfortunately I've only been able to upload pictures from my phone on our blog as I didn't bring my computer to access photos from our "good" camera. So this means I have no photos to share on this post about our trip to Byron Bay. After Tropical Fruit World we... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2014 at travel
This might be one of my favorite days in Australia. We got up early and drove to tropical fruit world. What an amazing oasis in the middle of nowhere:) this is a family fun spot to head to. It's more than a fruit farm although this of course is their... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at travel
After dinner we headed back to Movie world. We went to their evening parade festivities called Carnival. This was a big hit! It was probably just as busy as it was during the day there were so many things to see and do some rides it did not seem as... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at travel
For a first day in Queensland we decided to head to movie world. We got off to a little later start than we had anticipated. This meant there was a huge line when we got there. I will say they did not do a very good job of handling the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at travel
On Saturday we began the first of two weeks of holidays. It started off as a great day as Nathan had an amazing soccer game. Our original flight was to leave at two but we got a notification around 11 saying our flight has been canceled. At the same time... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2014 at travel
Cole and I have been doing a fair number of science experiments lately. Cole really has NO interest in writing, or drawing, or colouring unless we come up with a creative purpose. SO, we've been doing science experiments and then he has to "write" about them so we can share... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at travel
I forgot to finish the story about Nathan's soccer game last weekend. After his match, we went into the local town called Glenorie. It's a sweet little town, a community similar to a Lambeth - grocery store, some shops, a school and a few parks. There was a sign at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2014 at travel
Just a quick chicken update! We have our first egg. Cole found it this morning. It was pretty sweet as I asked him if he wanted it for lunch. He looked at me quite dumbfounded and said we don't eat chicken eggs. We only eat eggs from the grocery store.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2014 at travel
We have chickens! This is something that both the kids and I have been wanting for quite some time. Our neighbor, Andrew, offered to let us use his chicken coop in his backyard. His mom had three chickens so we adopted the chickens and we now have a morning responsibility.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2014 at travel
Well Saturday was another successful soccer game for Nathan. He asked me if I posted (and when I said no, he said, "you're going to, right?") So, here we are. Nathan had a great soccer match on Saturday and had a really good game. The game was 30 minutes away,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at travel
I keep threatening the family with wanting to open a bakery. I love to bake and have been having a ton of fun baking here (as I have the time and the world's best helper, Cole!) I will admit, I've also been sampling.... or devouring! I wish I could bake... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2014 at travel
I LOVE that Emma, Mark and Nathan ask to have friends over. I truly love to entertain and I love it even more when they are asking to socialize! It's such an important part of growing up, being face to face and just having fun. It makes me happy they... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2014 at travel
Emma and I were invited out to a "girls" dinner and I didn't want to go empty handed. It was a Mexican themed dinner party (details will be on our travel blog if you're interested:) but I didn't have any... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at Stamp with Heather
Coming to Australia of course is an overwhelming experience but we've been so lucky to be welcomed by so many. I thought today I'd post about our amazing neighbours! Andrew and Margaret have been nothing but wonderful since we arrived. As soon as we met them, we called them the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at travel
WOW!!!! That's a great way to start off the post. This was quite the experience for me. I haven't actually been to many live sporting events (AFL games, NHL games and some baseball....but not CFL or NFL - yet) so I don't have much to compare this to, BUT last... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2014 at travel