Life At Korthuis Manor

Life At Korthuis Manor
Captain Randy and his First Mate!

Monday, January 12, 2009

We're in Austrailia!

Hello Mate!

We arrived here in Sydney, Sunday morning at 10am. The flight was over 15 hours long and wasn't as torturing as I had imagined. We were able to sleep almost the first 7 hours, and our seats had their own individual tv with movies, music and tv shows.

We are here with our friends Doug and Lori and are staying at their friends house here in Sydney. The weather is beautiful and we have experienced much already. The first day we went down by the beaches, and yesterday there were shark attacks there! WOW! We hadn't actually gone in the water, but we had been where it happened.

Yesterday we went up to the Blue Mountains - incredible (or brilliant as they say here)! We had just seen Blue Mountains in a book as one of the 1,000 places you should see before you die! The San Juan islands were also on the list, so we figure 2 down.............998 to go!

Today, we go down to the harbor to get on Rhapsody of the Seas with Royal Carribbean. The ship doesn't actually leave port until Wed. pm so we will be sightseeing in Sydney today and tomorrow.

Keep checking back for updates and I will see if I can get pictures downloaded on this site while I'm on the ship.

I will use this instead of trying to email everyone, so there might be some personal notes in this, like...........Nathan, Brandon, and Emily, we love you and miss you! Raskes, and Jansens, we had lamb on the barbeque last night at a news reporters house - it was awesome! Mom - I miss you too! You can all leave comments on the blog if you want to get a note to me!!!

Later mate......................


Tanya said...

I can't believe that you are down under... and I can't wait to teach you to scrapbook all those amazing pictures DIGITALLY! Have "Brilliant" time!

Musicmom-Amy said...

Enjoy that Brillant summer weather over there. You're missing all the drizzly fog, lucky you!! Can't wait to see your pictures.

Family Scraps With Grace said...

Have a great time. I'm looking forward to seeing your pics. Bring some sun home PLEASE!!!

The Scheib Family said...

Sounds like you are already having an amazing time! I can't wait to see pictures...take lots!! The kiddos say, "HI UNCLE RANDY AND AUNT JAN!"

Marla Raske said...

So glad you made it safely down under. Miss you like crazy. Did you say the lamb was good? Does the water really circle the drain the other way?