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20 days to go……..

Posted by lewisfamilyexploringoz on April 27, 2010

Well house has sold and Joel has given his notice at work so i can sing from the rooftops “20 DAYS TO GO!!”.  We aim to be leaving Karratha on 16th – 17th May, heading quickly down to Perth first for a few last minute items and to say our fond farewells to family and friends.  We seem to have done this trip to Perth soooo many times that we have it down pat!  The saddest part of our trip will be having to leave our beautiful dog Barney with a friend (Thanks Rosie – you’re the best!) and not seeing him for awhile.  But we thought long and hard about it and felt we would be too restricted having him with us and we hope that he doesn’t forget us ‘cos we definitely won’t forget him!


We'll miss u Barney:(

Well best get back on to the packing and sorting. I have been doing bits ‘n pieces for a few months but until you get a definite date to leave (and your husband gives his notice!!!) it’s a little hard to pack away things you still use in your daily life….but we’re getting there.  Already had the HUGE garage sale and only got a few bits ‘n pieces left to go.  I have still to organise a mail forwarding system for us but am working on that! and putting our bills onto web views and…………..oh my god there’s still so much to do!

Till next time



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Hello Everyone

Posted by lewisfamilyexploringoz on April 7, 2010

Joel, Michelle, Daniel and Wade

Joel, Michelle, Daniel and Wade

Hi Everyone,

We are Joel, Michelle, Daniel and Wade Lewis and we are planning to sell our house and travel around this great, big country of ours for a couple of years. We have talked about it for years and after losing some very close family and friends we decided to stop putting things off that we wanted to do and JUST DO IT! (Sorry for the NIKE reference:))

To all our friends and family, this will be a diary of our travels, the places we go, the people we meet and the weird and wonderful things we will get up to.  I have never blogged before but i am learning heaps and quite enjoying it.  Those that know me know how much i love technoloy, so it won’t surprise you in the slightest that i will be getting a two-way sat dish that will do tv (yeah say the kids) but will also allow us to have email and internet just about ANYWHERE!!!! 

I’ll be updating the blog as we go and also as we get closer to actually leaving on our big trip.

We have decided, after lots of researching, to home-school the boys.  I specifically didn’t want to do SIDE (school of distance education) as we didn’t want to be set to a timeframe to be at a particular place in time to be sure to get schoolwork at a pre-determined time.  So i have been off to Woolridges and picked up lots of resourses for the boys (and us) and we’ll have the internet so they will also have access to almost unlimited resources!  (See – luv technology!!)  I have a few teacher friends, who i have been hitting up for advice and probably will continue to do so as we travel. (You lucky devils!)

So until next time,


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