We initially thought that serving a mission in another English-speaking country would be a piece of cake! I got a glimpse of the fact that there might be a least few challenges soon after our mission call. I was watching a series on Netflix while exercising on the elliptical machine in our basement when a new Australian character was introduced on the show. Even after listening to him through quite a few episodes, I could hardly understand a word he spoke! … More Speaking Australian
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
No, the croc’s name is not Darwin … but check out this picture of Elder Buckner holding a young crocodile. First, note the proportionately powerful tail: no wonder they travel so far and well in water! Second, note the fact that this small croc’s mouth is taped shut – for a reason. Even at this size, they can easily chomp off a man’s finger! Cute, huh? … More Getting Acquainted with Darwin
Australians often call the Land Down Under “Oz,” and though we’ve not yet seen any Munchkins, the house that landed on the Wicked Witch of the East was definitely not built in Australia! Here are 21 things we found quite interesting – and different – about living in a home or flat in Darwin, Australia! … More There’s No Place Like Home-living in Oz
We hated to leave this fun town of 25,000 with it’s quirky Camel Cup race, Beanie Hat Festival and dry riverbed Henly-on-Todd Regatta, but it was time to push on to Darwin! … More Driving Through the Middle of the Australian Outback, Part 3
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
With the population primarily in or near the large coastal cities, nearly everyone flies rather than crossing the more desolate Australian Bush – except us! … More Driving Through the Middle of the Australian Outback, Part 1