When school starts and your kids don't go back to school.
You get to Australia and realize your kids came with you. (just kidding, really I love them, but I can probably think of a few of you I might have brought with me that would have made it a different trip.
Realize that a trip is different than a vacation.
Realize that when all the guide books said Australia was expensive they really meant it. In other words, we're not quite staying on budget. Not even close.
Did I really pack this much stuff? I'm wearing the same few things most of the time. We will be in much cooler climates and it will be fancier in Colombia so some of it will come in handy, but I definitely am feeling like I (we) overdid it.
Things I miss about Santa Cruz
My friends, of course
New Leaf and the farmer's market
Kofi's yoga class and masters swimming
The fun parts...
Train to Kuranda
We took a two hour train ride to Kuranda. Once in Kuranda, we took a 5k jungle walk (lots of whining included), visited a butterfly sanctuary, a bird sanctuary and a koala, wallaby, kangaroo and crocodile center.
Sean cuddling a Koala
Carolina cuddling the Koala.
Our repetitive breakfast. Scrambled eggs, english muffins, and papaya. Our cottage in Yungaburra is very sweet. Life will get rougher when we trade our car in for a campervan on Monday.
Not too rough, though. The places I've reserved so far aren't going to be wilderness experiences.