Saturday, May 5, 2007

The passport lineup has been stood in.
The tickets have been bought.
We are going to Australia in the fall!
A friend is getting married and we decided to use it as an excuse to spend a stupid amount of money on a real trip.  I have never been outside North America, the farthest south I’ve been is San Francisco, the farthest east is New Brunswick.
We are hitting Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney on our 15 day trip.  I wish we could stay longer, but dogs (and cash) hinder us somewhat.  Dogs are like kids but not as expensive, sticky or loud, would you up and leave your kid with friends for a month?  I doubt it. 

While in Australia I am determined to:
a) Hug a koala somewhere
b) Hug a wombat at the Australia Zoo (I have also still never been to a real zoo, so we will be going to 2 or 3 of them)
c) Take some awesome pictures to document the fact that I have actually gone somewhere
d) Relax and have fun and not check my work email
e) Drink some wine
f) Not get strip searched by US Customs
g) Avoid sunburn and sunstroke

Any other suggestions?