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Wednesday, March 18: Day 331 – Home Sweet Apartment

Last Post This is the last post concerning our trip. Thank you for going on this adventure with us. I received so much encouragement about my writing. Rob learned many skills in trip planning. He set the itinerary and I wrote about it. We felt your prayers throughout the trip and were often just ahead of trouble. Thank you for your care and concern. Even though our...

Tuesday, March 17: Day 330 – It’s a Wrap

It’s time to go home…nothing to see here…move along!!! Ha We were planning to go to New Zealand for five weeks, then spend a few days in Tahiti, and arrive home on May 1. We were informed by New Zealand that we would have to register upon entering the country and self isolate for two weeks. There was no guarantee that we would be able to join tours...

Monday, March 16: Day 329 – Good Barrier Reef

Today was a long awaited day and a pillar of our trip…to snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef. This would be the last adventure in this grand adventure so we wanted to make the most of it. Our hotel was just two blocks from the beach so yesterday we went out to the Four Mile Beach. There were a lot of people there but the lifeguard had determined that there were...

Sunday, March 15: Day 328 – Generations Church

Generations Church is a five minute sunny walk down a beautiful tropical street. Churches in resort style towns often have transient worshippers who are vacationing. Yet there will always be a core of locals. Generations Church has a healthy and often forgotten point about the WHOLE church. They take time to speak to others members outside their age group making a...

Saturday, March 14: Day 327 – Where The Rainforest Meets the Reef

For our readers: we are back safe and sound in Cincinnati and there is much going on. I will try to finish the posts of our trip in the next few days. Thanks to all for your prayers and concern. God is in control. Today we had an all day tour of the Daintree National Forest. Here is Rob waiting to be picked up at our hotel. It is quite unusual for a rainforest to be...

Friday, March 13th: Day 326 – Ripper of a Good Time

Today we slept late still recovering from our hike. Our room number is 13 and today is Friday the 13th. Good thing we aren’t superstitious. There aren’t many people in this beautiful seaside town. We are told that this is the low period for tourists…but it is likely to remain this way. Any person that we did meet would greet us with a “How ya...

Thursday, March 12: Day 325 – COVID-19 News

We are very sore from our two-day hike along the Southern Ocean. I can hardly walk down the stairs. Jono said that it was 21 miles; Rob’s fitbit says 30 miles. No matter which one it was, we feel it today!! On the plane from Melbourne to Cairns, Rob was offered a Spanish Potato Fritata. I challenged him to say that five times fast. He said that he...

Wednesday, March 11: Day 324 – Enhanced Camping

We wondered if what we are doing is considered Glamping. Jono said that he doesn’t think so. He likes to call it enhanced camping. He started us off at the trailhead and drove ahead to meet us with snacks and water. And at dark he had our dinner ready and tents with sleeping bags ready to go. Turn down service?? I can’t say that I slept that well in my...

Tuesday, March 10: Day 323: Great Ocean Walk

Rob and I had heard of the Great Ocean Walk and knew that it would be part of our travel plans. It is a five-day hike along the southeast shore of Australia. Parts of it are difficult and not well marked. I was concerned due to the fact that there might be a lot of elevation changes in which the descent is a killer on my knees. Rob contacted Jono who takes people out...

Monday, March 9: Day 322 – Celebrations

International Woman’s Day International Women’s Day was yesterday on March 8. I didn’t know that was a thing and celebrated around the world. Supporters wear purple on this day. The theme for International Women’s Day 2020 is – I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights. “When girls do better, we all do better.”...