A Travellerspoint blog

October 2010

In the beginning....

you must be mad!

sunny 25 °C

Shorncliffe Pier Qld Australia

Shorncliffe Pier Qld Australia

First things first. For those that don't know us but have stumbled on to our blog, please allow me to introduce you to our brood. We are a family of four Mike and Patti ( Mum and Dad) and our teenage sons Brenton 17 and Matthew 14. We are a normal everyday family with the usual trials and tribulations but with a little sense of adventure. Patti and I hold down normal jobs, I am a firefighter and Patti works in the teaching field. We made the decision to travel with our sons on a grand adventure to show the boys a different side to the world they live in and hopefully a different side to themselves and their parents.
Let me just say that we are not wealthy in western terms, we did not win lotto or have been left great sums of money. The decision to travel for us was as important as the decision that some people have to drive an expensive car or live in the best neighbourhood. Don't get me wrong, we're not tree-hugging lefties or have anything against the latest BMW, it's just not our style. We decided that the "road less travelled" suited our personalities better plus I had a motza of long service leave burning a hole in my pocket. I would love to say we're on some grand discovery tour with a real sense of purpose but the real purpose is to have fun as much as possible and be up for anything and everything.

For those of you that do know us, welcome aboard!. I'm going to post heaps of blogs so I can keep track of our trip and put up photos and stuff like that. We don't leave until January 15, 2011 so for the most part it will just be about practical things like packing lists and itinery's. I'm posting them for others who may be thinking of an extended holiday with teenagers and need a starting point. I know we have appreciated the blogs of others that have bravely gone before us so just repaying the favour.

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