Saturday, July 25, 2009

Already Making Plans

Our 2011 holiday to Australia is close to two years away and isn't even close to being definite yet.

But I still have that desire to already start planning.

Who am I kidding though? I started making plans before we even LEFT Australia in February.

I'm sure I shall change my mind several times, but this is what I have in mind for now.

First of all, I'm hoping Tim can take off at least three weeks. He might not be able to. We might have only two weeks. That will be awful, but what can you do?

If possible, I'd like us to fly into Melbourne. I'm finding that I'm liking big cities a little less these days than I used to. Therefore, I don't think I want to spend tons of time there. Maybe we'll do a long weekend...four nights. I think that will give us enough time to see the major exciting attractions. I'm hoping some certain friends can meet us there and show us around. That would be awesome.

Then I'd like to explore Victoria. I've decided I like picking one Australian state per holiday and sticking to that for the most part. In our previous trips, we've done mostly New South Wales. I think this next time we'll do Victoria. Maybe in the future we'll do South Australia, Perth, or Queensland. I'd also LOVE to go back to Tasmania someday. And there's the Northern Territory. I want to do that too. I want too much...way too much.

Back to Victoria. One of my best friends lives in Ballarat. I definitely want to spend some days there. It looks fun. We can do the goldmines tourist stuff. I also love just seeing the day-to-day life of my friends.

Tim and I have this unwritten rule that each Australia holiday needs to include a beach holiday park. I'm guessing we can find something in the Great Ocean Road region; maybe something near Geelong?

If we have only two weeks, that's probably about all we can do....a few days in Melbourne, a few days in Ballarat, and a few days at the beach. If we have three or four weeks, we can add in another place or extend our stay in the above mentioned places.

Then I'm thinking we'll fly to Sydney. We'll spend a few days....visiting our friends and family. Tim will fly home, and then Jack and I can spend some extra time there.