You don't see me say I was too scared to do something very often, but the other day, that's exactly what I did. I chickened out, but before you judge, look at what Josh wanted me to do.
See that rock? Josh wanted to climb it.
For the past year and a half we have been living with a lot of unknown. Yes, you have seen some great pictures and amazing adventures posted on here, but really that has just been our choice to enjoy Oz while we had the chance. Our visa is tied to Josh's job, so it really puts the stress on when the oil and gas downturn has come and stayed for so long. I know the low gas prices are good for you at the pump, but with those low prices, there are many families that have been living like us or been laid off a long time ago. When the downturn started we sat down over a glass of wine one night and made some rules for our family. We chose to not let the downturn ruin our life in Australia. We made a bucket list, talked about living each day as it might be your last, and prayed God would let us know what to do.
I look like a real surfer don't I? HA! Well the more you scroll, you still see the truth.
Around 1.5 hour drive from Darwin and through the funny named town Humpty Doo, is a beautiful, croc infested, amazing national park. Our guide told us this patch is 1500 square km of land was owned by an American family who figured out it wasn't good for a cattle farm and donated it to the Australian government with the strings attached it had to be a park where people could enjoy the beauty for free.
We asked if we could swim in the waterfalls, but were told quickly "NO, there are CROCS!"
During our trip to Darwin we took a tour on what seemed like a harmless river....
Our guide for the day Pat was raised in around the river and was very in touch with the nature side of the area.
Darwin is a city that is like a tree that has seen the test of time, some rings being larger than other as you look over the rings of its age. It has history that dates back many of years as you see Aboriginal people, the native Australians, and learn their stories, but also many stories from modern history.