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Heather Summers
London Ontario Canada
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Andrew and Margaret kindly invited us up the coast for a lunch at their holiday house. So we headed up to MacMaster beach (although we were an hour late as we forgot to switch our clocks ahead with daylight saving time:) We arrived up the coast about 11 and the... Continue reading
Posted 19 hours ago at travel
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We left Pambula bright and early to head to Canberra for the day. It took about three hours to get there with a quick breakfast pitstop. We waited to feed the kids as the roads were pretty windy between Pambula and about the halfway point. Our first stop was the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at travel
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I have had fun learning how to crochet and knit while I've been here in Australia. Some of the projects were done just to "learn" and others were requests. The 10 plus hats I've made weren't probably necessary, but they were a ton of fun. Cole asked me to make... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at travel
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It was a great, relaxing day to end our visit in Pambula. We didn't have too much on the agenda beyond hanging out, getting Emma organized and spending time together. I love that Jodi and Paul suggested we pick up fish and chips and head town to Bar Beach for... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at travel
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We started off the day with a great morning walk along the beach. Jodi, Paul, Herbert and I enjoyed a beautiful morning at the beach before breakfast. I could get used to this life! After feeding the kids and checking on the chicks, we headed back to the beach for... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at travel
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It was a little crazy windy on our first day in Pambula so we opted to not head to the beach. We first went to a park for a little walk that led to some beautiful lookouts. Inside the park was this really neat tower, where we had our picnic... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at travel
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It's bittersweet! We headed to Pambula for another amazing visit with the Gilberts, but I knew we were leaving to drop off Emma for fourth term of school. I am super excited for Emma, truly, but am missing her. Anyhow, back to Pambula! We left Pennant Hills early in the... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at travel
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We decided to head into the CBD (Central Business District) to show Herbert and Matt the Harbour Bridge, Opera House and Botanical Gardens. We took advantage of the $2.50 transport tickets. Thankfully we only did the trains! When we were wandering around Circular Quay, the ferry lines were CRAZY! I... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at travel
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With all the travel and rushing around of the past week we certainly were looking forward to a relaxing down day. It was the Grand Final for AFL, Hawthorne Hawks vs Sydney Swans. We had the Harveys over for snacks and a great afternoon of time together! I will say... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at travel
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Goodbye Palm Cove! This was the house we stayed in and loved it! In the guest book there was a family from Stratford here just last year! It's a small world! Hard to believe a week had passed. We did so many different activities and went to lots diverse scenery... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at travel
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This is an excursion that my family was really looking forward to. It was on our bucket list of things to do in Australia. Adam, Herbert, Matt, Emma and Mark took a day trip out to the Great Barrier Reef from Port Douglas. Nathan, Cole and I stayed back at... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at travel
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What a FANTASTIC little town! I thank my friend Jill for recommending this stop! It was a sweet little town full of market shopping. The kids were pretty good with a day full of shopping. I think the bright colours, fun people and outdoor time helped make it more enjoyable:)... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2014 at travel
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Emma made a very big decision a few months back. She was invited to go and live with our amazing friends' The Gilberts for term four of this year. They know how much Emma LOVES the beach and offered to have her stay with them for term four and sign... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at travel
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We stayed just outside of Cairns in a town called Palm Cove. It was a great little vacation house that was right across the street from a little ravine and down the street from the ocean. Thankfully we had a pool at our house as there is a neighbourhood crocodile... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at travel
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When we were leaving Mission Beach we stopped off at their Sunday morning market. It was lots of local artists, farmers and crafters. We bought a 6 loaded elastic gun (Nathan was thrilled!), some HUGE bananas (smile!) and had a great cup of coffee and scones. We met some lovely... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at travel
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On our way out of Townsville (it was a Saturday morning) we decided to drive up Castle Hill Lookout. There were heaps of people walking up the tracks and roads. It would have been a GREAT walk (very steep). It's obvious that people use this track often and the city... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at travel
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We got up fairly early and drove down to the Strand to park. We then wandered our way up through town and got to the Museum of Tropical Queensland. It was a great hands on museum that was just preparing for the school holiday pirate theme. We didn't get to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2014 at travel
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I suppose it was a little cruel, but two days after getting off the plane from Canada, we had Matt and Herbert back on a plane to Queensland. It was significantly cheaper for us to fly to Townsville on the Thursday before the school holiday so I went with the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at travel
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Matthew's request was to see some Australian wildlife! So, we headed up to Koala Park for the day. Emma, Mark and Nathan went to school (their last day before we took off early for the holidays). And since Koala Park is right around the corner we headed there for the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at travel
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We are SO lucky! Adam's dad, Herbert, and nephew, Matthew, have come for a visit! It was a long flight for them (Toronto, LA, Sydney) and they arrived around 7:30 am. Cole and I met them at the airport! Cole was SO excited! He wondered if they would recognize him,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at travel
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Cole is loving doing science experiments with me at home. I am having fun right alongside with him (and finding some great ones to do at school with my munchkins when I get back!) This one Cole called the "bouncy egg". It started very simply. Put an egg in a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at travel
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Seems strange to be saying this now, but in Australia, Father's Day is the first Sunday in September. Adam had the joys of an Australian Father's Day (although I hope he feels the love every day from us!) Nathan made this sweet card at school for Adam and got the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2014 at travel
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This was a fun day trip from Sydney! The Jenolan Caves were about 3 hours away and a great drive through the Blue Mountains. I should rephrase this though, great until the last 15 km or so. The drive up to the caves was a little less than desirable. The... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2014 at travel
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I'm sure you'll recognize some of these views. Kiama is just a beautiful town that we love to visit! It didn't disappoint on this day with our guests. We parked a little up the coast and wandered along the coastline to the blow hole. Here's some information about the blowhole... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at travel
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After our morning at Hyams Beach, we headed to the town of Huskisson. It's a sweet little town on the coast that is a great tourist destination. There are great little shops (including a fudge shop!), restaurants and boat tours. This is where we went on the dolphin tour back... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2014 at travel