Sunday, November 29, 2015

Why I haven't posted for a while....

.......because we've been on our babymoon in Australia and New Zealand the past 3 weeks.

Pretty much every pregnancy blog/website/magazine etc., etc. out there stresses the importance of taking a trip together, generally in the second trimester, before the baby is born.  This trip is commonly called the "babymoon" and is important as it is probably the last big trip and the last trip as a couple for a while.  You will be spending the next few years most likely not traveling, and then the next few years going to Disneyland, Six Flags, Mount Rushmore and other "family friendly" locations.  Don't get me wrong, there is value in the family vacation, but sucking down cocktails in exotic far away locations as an unhibited couple is not overrated.

Our journey began in Cairns, Australia where we spent a few days diving the great barrier reef, meeting the local animals, and enjoying the tropical atmosphere.

We then traveled to Sydney where we spent the next few days exploring with our Australian friends.  We ate at a 5 star restaurant (complete with Dom), climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge, sailed on an Americas Cup boat (even worked the grinders), and explored the city.

From there we traveled to Melbourne for a few days where we went winetasting, had an amazing lunch on the train, went on a ghost tour of the Melbourne jail, and spent even more quality time with the local animals.

After that we were off to the North Island of New Zealand for five days of adventure.  We went spelunking, white water rafting, horseback riding, visited a thermal park, spent the day on an active volcano island, looked for shells by the sea and even handfed some eels!


It was an amazing trip, possibly the best trip we will ever take.  We had so much fun and experienced so many new and cool things.  We are very blessed to have the ability to take such and trip and especially for having our Australian friends.  The trip would not have been possible without them and we will be forever grateful.

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