Thursday, August 19, 2010


Our 4 hour drive to Melbourne was actually 7, but who was counting? Surely not the kids who asked "how much longer" 15 minutes after we left. ;)
Melbourne was a feast for the senses, with the Old English buildings mixed amongst modern skyscrapers, displays of art; fine, aboriginal, and even statement making graphity, smells of the local cafes and eucaliptus trees and even though it's Melbourne's winter, mullets were in full bloom. We splurged and stayed in an incredible suite at The Windsor Grand Hotel.

The girls felt like princesses.

After obsorbing the city we drove to Torquay. It's a quaint little town in the country that is home to the famous surf spot, Bells Beach. The waves weren't surfable (total victory at sea conditions) but we had fun hiking the beaches and checking out the town.

You can't see very well, but, in this picture the field in the background was full of kangaroos.

Stay tuned for more living


Barrett, Jeanine, and Berlin Nichole said...

Leanne - I have loved reading and through your beautiful pictures Experienced some of your adventures. Your family is so lovely in so many ways. I think and pray for you and your family often. Love to you all

nicokekeematipili said...

I'm a friend of Todd and Ashley's from NY (now living in Buenos Aires)I've been following your blog the last few weeks. You are truely inspiring to me.

Christina said...

so fun to catch up on the last few posts!! as always your photos are stunning--

our family still prays for yours--we still find ourselves thinking of you and ryan and the girls--

the love in your sweet family is so inspiring and admirable!!

Em N. said...

Love the updates Leanne! I can't wait to hear what ends up being your favorite place... will you have one? They all look amazing. Miss you and think of you always, always. xoxo

Brooke said...

I have been keeping up with your blog and enjoying all of your adventures. You and Ryan have such a wonderful family. I'm grateful for you and your example. Keep the posts coming. It's nice to be reminded how our family needs to be living life. You are always in our thoughts and prayers. Love you guys...

Kuhnology said...

These pictures on your blog are awesome! I'm so glad your family could take this trip. You are so inspiring! The things you can put into words are amazing. I think and pray for you daily! I love you!!!