Wednesday, September 3, 2008

We're off again

It feels like we've only just returned from Malaysia and now we're off again. Its time for the annual trip to Australia. People wonder why I 'holiday' at the same place every year but I don't really see it as a holiday. Its just somewhere I live for a couple of months each year.

I'm grateful that Richard is so understanding about these trips. I'm also thankful that we are able to afford it. I know I'm lucky to have the life that I have and I don't take it for granted.

So tomorrow, Aaron and I will first fly to Singapore, wait around Changi Airport for about 5 hours, then get on the 7 hr flight to Brisbane. It will be my first time traveling so far with Aaron alone. I've stuffed my hand luggage with snacks, toys, books, extra clothes, a sling, extra diapers.....I think I'd better find a 'surprise' and stuff it in there too.

This is also the first time that I feel I haven't spent enough time in Palembang before leaving again. Like I said before, I finally feel at home here. The trip was booked long ago so, nothing I can do now except look forward to all the things that I can't get in Palembang.

He's old enough now for the story telling and sing-a-longs in the libraries. And of course, there will be all the wonderful parks we can visit. This time I think I'll take him for a walk through the museum too. I'm getting excited!

See you all in a few days!


Bilbo said...

Have a safe trip! We'll look forward to your adventures in Australia once you're settled.

Nap Warden said...

Well have fun!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Australia must be like a second culture to live in. Enjoy it!

Anonymous said...

See you soon Amanda! Have a great flight!

MamaGeek said...


egan said...

Safe travels to you and Aaron. This will be a good trip, granted the timing isn't when you'd like.

I look forward to learning about Brisbane while you're there. It's pronounced "briz-bin" right? We Americans like to say "briz-bain".