Monday, September 13, 2010

Headed Down Under

Australia here I come. 

Well, the day has finally arrived. I am headed to Australia. I have been waiting for this day for years - literally. When Canada hosted the World Simmental Congress in 2006 it opened a lot of doors for my family. We exported a group of embryos from these three donors, click here, here and here, to Australia during that following year. When I found out that Australia would be hosting the the World Simmental Congress in 2010 I knew there was no way I  was going to miss it.

So, I am off on a month long journey - Sydney to Melbourne, to Adelaide, to Brisbane and back down the Gold Coast. Goals for the trip include seeing a kangaroo and koala bear, having a better appreciation for Australian agriculture, getting my feet wet in the ocean, and having a little fun. Oh and answering the one question that I keep on receiving from all my friends. Does the toliet water really flow the opposite direction?

I am hoping to keep you all updated via my blog. I Ccn't wait to share the stories.


  1. Have a WONDERFUL time! I'm looking forward to your updates!

  2. How I would LOVE someday to visit Australia! Have a great trip and I'm looking forward to your updates! Amazing:)

  3. Crystal, I've only just started to follow your blog, and here you come to our sunburnt country.
    Have a wonderful trip. The weather's warming up beautifully, and you'll undoubtedly see kangaroos. I can see some out my window as I type. I hope you enjoy our beautiful country.

  4. I hope you have an awesome time in our awesome country. If you wanna see a dryland broadacre farm in Aus roughly halfway between Melb & Adelaide, then get in touch via Twitter. (dyerjonathan)

    You should be able to achieve all of those goals while here. BTW the koala is not related to a bears in Asia or North America & technically isn't a bear. (I can't remember why)

  5. Have a great time! I worked at a cattle station in Northern Queensland just after I graduated from college and had sooo much fun! I'm sure I will be re-living those days thru your upcoming blog posts. Just remember "knocked up" has a whole other meaning down under than it does in the states!!! :)

  6. Thanks for all the well wishes! And I am so excited to have some Australians following! So far your country has treated me well.

  7. Have FUN!! Looking forward to the updates!


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