Final Thoughts From Australia

We are going to board a plane soon and head back home. As is always the case on these year end adventures we take, we are all ready to get home. Travel, hotels, meals out, constant on the go wears you down. But it’s been great. If you haven’t been to australia (as was the case for everyone in our family), you really should try to get down here.

We spent the final days of our trip up north in Queensland sampling the beauty of the great barrier reef.

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The highlight of this part of the trip, as you’d imagine, was the day we spent out on the reef. The Gotham Gal has a full rundown of that day along with some cool underwater pictures she took with her Canon digital and a underwater casing.

My favorite photo of that day is this one, showing her and two of our kids checking out the sights down below.

Snorkeling

But when I think back on this trip, it’s not the outdoors stuff we did that will stick in my brain (as much fun as all of it was).

It’s the cities of Sydney and Melbourne that really impressed me. I am an urban person. I live in a large city and I love cities. And Australia has two of the best I’ve been in. They are full of life and energy, but also very laid back and mellow at the same time. This photo, taken in the Fitzroy section of Melbourne kind of sums it up for me.

Fitzroy

Great country – Australia. We’ll be back. Hopefully soon.