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Old 03-02-2008, 07:15 PM   #16
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Thanks everyone for your advice and input. Sorry it's taken me so long to write back. I have been reading the responses but I've got basketball playoffs for the middle school team I coach and production week for a play with my theatre troupe this week so it's been pretty crazy.

Here's what we've got in mind so fark--a tenative schedule so far.

We arrive late Thurs. March 20.

Friday--Cairns Tropical Zoo (we took the students there on our last trip in 2000 and it was so much fun. Feeding the kangaroos, holding the quoalas etc).

Saturday--Daintree Rainforest

Sunday--Skyrail to and from Kuranda (not taking the train this time. . .took forever and a day last time) and Tjapukai Aboriginal center.

Monday--Undecided. Maybe ATVs?

Tuesday--White Water rafting on the Tully (the kids are just old enough and we had a blast last time).

Wednesday--Laser Tag and Shopping.

Thursday--Undecided. Maybe jet boat?

I decided not to go out to GBR and Green Island this time. We went last time and spent a ton of money and felt like we were back home in Saipan. We have an island just like Green Island (just a little smaller) called Managaha and we can go there and snorkel etc for free. That's the thing about traveling from one tropical paradise to another. . . If I were on my own and could go diving, well that would be a different story.

I wanted to do an overnight trip out to the Undara Lava Tubes but it's just too expensive. It would cost about $2400 and that would thoroughly shoot our budget.

So what do you think?
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I'd avoid Cairns like the plague, if I were you guys. It's ok, but it's just a large town-like city type place. Same as anywhere, really.
well, not quite the same as Saipan. We are SO excited about going to Target!
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So what do you think?
I think I want to be your student, just for a few days, at least.


And sorry, Sean, I do forget that there are some places who survive quite grandly without commercial excess! I hope, if you plan a trip to town, that you all have a great time! What you've planned so far sounds exceptional. These kids are going to love it. I'm so envious you're going on the Tully! When we went up there it was only open to those with enough experience/balls to tackle it because it broke its banks and had flooded from a prior downpour. Actually, according to the touro lady, it was not their usual downpour but the remains of a cyclone or some such.

I hope you write a detailed report of this online!
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I think I want to be your student, just for a few days, at least.


And sorry, Sean, I do forget that there are some places who survive quite grandly without commercial excess! I hope, if you plan a trip to town, that you all have a great time! What you've planned so far sounds exceptional. These kids are going to love it. I'm so envious you're going on the Tully! When we went up there it was only open to those with enough experience/balls to tackle it because it broke its banks and had flooded from a prior downpour. Actually, according to the touro lady, it was not their usual downpour but the remains of a cyclone or some such.

I hope you write a detailed report of this online!
The Tully was awesome! I can't wait to do it again.

And there will be a full day by day account with pics in my blog at www.thejournalonline.blogspot.com
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Sounds good!!! And yep, where were you when I was at school! Our most exciting trips were to examine soil erosion on the banks of the Murray River
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Geez, BEG, did you go to KHS as well? We had a trip to the snowies and Questacon.
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Hey all,

I just wanted to let you know I'm back from my Australia trip and it was great! I loved every minute of it!

I'm chronicling it on my blog at www.thejournalonline.blogspot.com

Feel free to check it out--I've got pictures and such.

I'm especially interested in hearing from Australians on the forum and how accurate they felt my take on the "Australian Experience" was.
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My god, that was fascinating! Your take on Weetbix was hilarious. It's like a colonic irrigation before 9am every morning.

A lot of what you wrote is actually what we stole from England. I think they are whores for a good roundabout and they probably invented Weetabix (or whatever they're called) before we undertook the good old fibre brick (which can also build your standard house extensions) - Weetbix.

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Amazing! What a wonderful trip you provided for your students.
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Great journal, Sean! I had a good time reading it - you're very funny.

I'm going to go to either Australia or China for a month next year, so this may be helpful in my decision making.
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