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The Halfway Point, in Numbers

Today marked the halfway point of our adventure down under! We spent the day exploring Mornington Peninsula, south of Melbourne, and adding more laugh lines with new friends! Great wine tasting (and an impromptu haircut in a vineyard!)

So, here is our journey in NUMBERS, thus far:

11 Weeks
77 Days
7 Home exchanges
1 Monohull sailboat
22 Different beds
6 Flights
8 Ferries
3 Boat cruises
7 Cars
2.5 Countries – AU, NZ. some count Republic of Whangamomona
1 Scraped knee
1 Allergic reaction to black mold
2 Unhappy lungs
2 Doctor visits
200 Doses of steroids
1 Round of antibiotics
Dozens of kangaroos and wallabies
4 Koalas
18 Winery visits
5 x 18 Holes of golf
1 Authentic Aussie barbie and paddock bashing
15 Guests enjoying our home in Colorado
2 Awesome neighbors caring for our home
4 stories posted on RTG
1,000s of photos
20 Very happy toes
1 Birthday
1 lost pair of Rx eyeglasses
1 Grateful, tired, excited couple who still like each other and have a huge new love for Australia and New Zealand

Uncountable beaches, waterfalls, crashing waves, sunsets, ducks, cockatoos, kookaburras, white swans, black swans, and seashells
Kilometers/miles TBD
New friendships that we cherish

THANK YOU for following along with us! ?

Stories from this adventure, so far:

New Zealand, Australia & Fiji plans! (If YOU have suggestions for the rest of our trip, please comment!)

Tips to Organize Multiple Home Exchanges

7 Things we LOVED about Sydney (and 5 things that surprised us)

Tongariro Crossing – 12 miles, 7 hours, 1 life experience OR All Doom, no gloom

Bay of Fires Sizzles! (Tasmania)

Devils, Kangaroos and Tessellation on Tasman Peninsula

Journey stories published on HomeExchange.com: Down Under Odyssey


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