Wednesday, December 3, 2008

We're off to Cairns tomorrow!

Just a short post tonight. I haven't been organized enough to prepare a proper post for today and its been a long day. We've spent a tiring day packing and cleaning. And, I had a fantastic visit with my piano teacher.

Tomorrow, my parents, Aaron and I will start driving up to Cairns. It is about 1700km from Brisbane and we've estimated that it will take us about three days to get there. Of course, it can be done in less time but I'm going to need to let Aaron out for lots of breaks. I have no idea how he's going to handle the trip. This is a little guy that just two months ago couldn't last more than thirty minutes in the car. I've packed Wiggles magazine, 6 new pocket sized Thomas books, 1 Harvey the crane engine and all sorts of healthy new snacks for the journey.

My brother recently moved there and we're going to stay until Christmas. Richard will be heading straight up there too as soon as he arrives in mid December. I've only been to Cairns one other time, about 15 years ago, and I remember it to be a very touristy but fun place. My dad has already announced that he will be going fishing twice a day. Supposedly, he's going to teach his 2 yr old grandson how to fish!

Anyway, I'm off to bed. My patience needs to be fully charged for the trip. I'm sure I'll get some blogging time up there but its my brother's computer so, I'm not sure if I'll be able to get daily posts in. Take care everybody!

6 comments:

Nap Warden said...

Have a safe trip!

Mike said...

ROAD TRIP! Here's hoping for good roads and good weather.

Bilbo said...

Be safe, and have a great Christmas with your family!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Have a wonderful time Amanda, it sounds like fun to me!

egan said...

Good luck with the long car drive/ride. I hope Aaron does well with it. Sounds like you've planned good ways to keep him busy.

Mike said...

When you get back make sure you go to everyone website and leave a comment so we know.