The Night Before Leaving…

It’s the night before we leave for our big Aussie escape. There’s mixed emotions tonight, the last few days have been hectic, to say the least, but it couldn’t have been any other way. We have had friends and family coming over to say goodbye. We’ve had people helping clean and prepare our house.

This is our last night in our comfortable bed and our last night in our little home for an uncertain period of time. It has been so full on the last few days, there has been no time to stop and think about how we are feeling. Tonight as we were saying goodby to some of our closest friends our trip suddenly started to feel real, it has been all talk for so long and there had been a lot of build up but now we are finally ready. Well, we think we are anyway.

This is a holiday for us but it is also a chance to find a new part of ourselves and see what else is out there. Butterflies, smiles, laughs and memories… it’s all a part of tonight. We are lucky to have the friends that we do.

I haven’t got any trip photos yet but here’s one from our trip to Vanuatu that kind of describes how we’re feeling right now… we’re walking away.

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Getting Ready

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There’s just a few days to go until we go on our trip around Australia. For those of you who don’t know us Ben is a 32 year old bricklayer who has been working hard since 16 years of age. I am Leah, a 34 year old veterinary nurse who has also been working full time since finishing school. Next week we embark on a journey to find a different part of ourselves. We are taking our Toyota Prado, our off road BlueWater Murray camper and our two dogs Brock and Chevy and we will leave our comfortable 3 bedroom home in hope of seeing and experiencing the best of what our amazing country has to offer.

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