Sunday, April 8, 2012

Another Australian Adventure

Aussie Journey Vessel

We leave TOMORROW!    Packed and ready for the zillion hour flight to Melbourne.  We have been trying to visit Victoria annually...while we are still able.  I almost said "able bodied", but let's just leave it at "able".

This year we have pushed our trip further into the year, primarily so that we could get to the Bungle Bungles.  Last year, because of a long Wet Season, aircraft were not visiting this incredible World Heritage Listed National Park until later in the year.  We are not "able" enough to go the 4WD, camping expedition on our own.  

The other REALLY serendipitous bit is, that by delaying our trip into April, I can attend the Australasian Quilt Convention in Melbourne!!!

I am really excited with this opportunity.  I will, hopefully, get to meet (and re-meet) some of my favorite artists.  We usually plan on making our first week a hotel stay in Melbourne.  There is much to see and do there, without hiring a car and trying to drive on the left whilst battling jet lag.  At the end of the week, refreshed and inspired by galleries, museums, shops, alley-ways, and great food, we get a car and head off to our other haunts.  This year we will fly to the Top End for our adventure on our way home, stopping in Sydney for a few days too.

Hopefully I'll be able to blog along the way.


  1. You will have an amazing trip Diane.

  2. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy -- this sounds absolutely fabulous.