Monday, December 8, 2008

Pre-trip...

Well, it's about 6 weeks prior to my departure and I know I have a TON of stuff that I need to do, yet I can't seem to figure out what it is!! LOL
I have backpacked before, but it was about 4 years ago, and I seem to have forgotten what is involved!  PLUS, Christmas is just around the corner....TOO much to do.  But it always gets done, right!

So for those interested, this is my plan for the 2009 year.
I'll be in Melbourne Jan 23, I have tickets to go see the Australian Open, then I head to Adelaide with a friend for a week, after which I'll be heading to Launceston, Tasmania, on Feb 8th for a 12 week work contract with the Launceston General Hospital.  I plan on working enough to save money for my travels, then hit the road and see Australia and surrounding areas.  Tassie will be the most I work in one place, after that I will be doing 4-6 week contracts throughout the East coast, taking time off in between to see the country.  I also want to hit New Zealand and Fiji.....maybe I'll be there for next Christmas!

I figure this blog will be a great way to keep track of all my adventures and a way to express how they are going!  Which I am sure most will be exhilarating

So for now, I have to get through the Christmas holidays, finish up work (last shift Jan 4th!! Yay!), then start packing......ugh...  



1 comment:

Anne said...

Hey Amanda it's me ANNE D glad to hear you made it safe and sound to Australia and a man all ready bonus hope it's good. Las Vegas was a big surprise my sister and husband and cousin Marg and Shawn friends Les and Brenda came they wore wigs and had wakie takie followed us then surprised me at casino Rick didn't even know they were coming lots to tell but have to go now