Monthly Archives: August 2010

A Koala Hugger at Last

As you may have guessed from the web address of this blog, I wanted to hug a koala before I even got to Australia.  When we were planning her visit, Amanda and I were very excited about the prospect of … Continue reading

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Sights of the Rainforest

Sunday morning we traveled to a different nearby national park, Lamington National Park.  The scenery here was similar to Springbrook. One of the more interesting plants of the rainforest is the strangler fig. As a youngin’ in the rainforest, one … Continue reading

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Two Words

When Josh found out he’d be going to Brisbane for work and that I’d be going with him, I started to do a little research on what we could do for the weekend outside of Brisbane.  I came home from … Continue reading

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Exploring the Hinterland

So, Josh and I had the weekend to spend in Queensland.  About an hour north of Brisbane is the Gold Coast, a beach area with high rises, amusement parks, and attractions like Ripley’s Believe it or Not.  Behind the coast … Continue reading

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Beautiful Brizzy!

Last week I had the chance to go to Brisbane with Josh (he had to go for work).  Brisbane is in Queensland, on the Eastern coast of Australia.  It was a lovely city, quite a bit smaller than Melbourne but still … Continue reading

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The Dandenongs

The closest mountain range to Melbourne is called the Dandenong Range. You can see the mountains from many places around our neighborhood, and you can drive there in about 45 minutes. Josh and I have been on two hikes there … Continue reading

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Open House

The following weekend gave us an opportunity to do some more sticky-beaking, as Melbourne held their annual Open House. During this event, various downtown apartments, businesses, and historic buildings are open and free for the public come and look around. … Continue reading

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