I can’t believe it has been so long since we have last updated everyone, because so much has happened since Ash’s last post! Where to begin…
New Zealand was an amazing trip. We had such a great time, it is such a beautiful and fun country, we highly recommend everyone doing it if they can. We met some great people on the trip which made the traveling much better. We spent 20 days there and could have easily been there another couple months just to do and see everything. We will get some photos on the blog up soon with some of our stories.
When we got back to Melbourne, we met my cousin Stacy and her friend Kristen the next day and had a great dinner in St. Kilda. They have been traveling around Australia for the past week and a half with their last stop to see us in Melbourne. It was great to see them and some familiar faces and it sounded like they were having a great time!
In other news….we are heading home! The past couple weeks have been soooo busy, we haven’t even had a chance to let our blog readers know. The short story is Ash got a job back home and was required to start April 18th, so after doing a couple late night interviews in NZ, we booked tickets home as soon as she was offered the job. I’ll let Ash fill you more in about the job if you don’t know already in another post!
So, as you can imagine the last couple weeks have been hectic to say the least. We spent 20 days traveling NZ (the last of two in Christchurch airport due to the city still being shut done from the earthquake). We got home late, went to bed, woke up and packed, met Stacy and Kristen, and got up the next morning to leave for back home. That sounds crazy enough huh? It gets better. Due to the late booking, we had to make some sacrifices to get us home. We left early in the morning for Sydney and then on to Honolulu. We spent a very nice day at the beach, then left again that night for Salt Lake City. We just arrived in Phoenix and while Ash is taking a nap, I am using the free wifi to tell our little story. Next we are off to Cinci and then finally Fort Wayne! 6 different flights in three days, it is my turn for a map in a second!
It really has been a bittersweet ending to our trip. We have loved Australia and the traveling we were fortunate to do, but we knew it was going to end sometime. I think in this whirlwind of everything happening, it hasn’t completely hit us that we are not going back to Australia, but I know we are both excited to see our friends and family back home again.
However, I think right now we are most excited for a comfortable bed and a good nights sleep….