Down on the Farm near Coolalinga

Just southeast of where we live in Zuccoli lie the communities of Coolalinga and Virginia where you will find miles and miles of scenic country roads weaving around through the lush countryside. As you drive down these roads, you can occasionally catch a glimpse of a home set back in the trees, or at the back of a lush expanse of grass. These larger tracts of land are all privately owned and fenced, with various types and styles of gates blocking their entrance . One particular gate, however, was designed to contain rather than exclude. … More Down on the Farm near Coolalinga

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Katherine: A lesson on faith in Belfast; courage in worn flip-flops

Some of life’s greatest lessons come from the humblest of people ….
Saturday, October 1st started out warm and sunny. The rich blue sky was interrupted only occasionally by puffy white clouds that reminded me of piles of disheveled cottonballs. The Farrers came by our flat at 8:45 to meet us, then we headed off to the north via Stuart Highway in tandem, communicating occasionally by text. … More Katherine: A lesson on faith in Belfast; courage in worn flip-flops

Driving Through the Middle of the Australian Outback, Part 2

It’s not easy to get lost here because the only paved road for hundreds of kilometers was the one we were on! The 550 mile drive to Alice Springs seemed to go by fairly fast. The distance was similar to driving from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas, but at 62 mph instead of 80. Since the road only had one lane each way and we were pulling a trailer, we weren’t comfortable going any faster than that. … More Driving Through the Middle of the Australian Outback, Part 2