Upcoming Adventures…

Well life hasn’t been too exciting over here lately. The past two weekends it has poured alllll Friday and Saturday and without a vehicle that tends to limit our options of things to do. BUT we do have some fun things coming up on the calendar.

This weekend we are going to the horse races with another couple. My friend Emily Anne (another former teacher from the south whose husband works for Halliburton) and I spent all day today looking for the perfect race hat/fasinator so we don’t stick out like a sore thumb or a clueless American. In case you are wondering what a fasinator is (because I was) some of them look like this…


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Or this…


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Or sometimes like this…


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We really have no idea what to expect from our day at the races but we’re excited to do something different and Australian.

Another upcoming adventure we have in the books is a weekend trip to the Whitsunday Islands in a few weeks. The Whitsunday Islands are a group of 74 islands off the coast of Queensland almost 600 miles north of Brisbane (that’s close by Australia standards). Here is a map in case you are a visual learner like I am.


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My plan is to relax on the beach all weekend BUT if you know my husband there will probably be little of that. He is currently looking into scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef and any other activities we can squeeze into three days.

If you are friends with me on Instagram you probably already saw my announcement about our Christmas plans… Sorry Victoria, Texas this year the Alkeks are spending the holidays in Fiji!

I am SO excited about this trip! We leave from Brisbane Christmas Eve and will be staying here for six days…


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So… even though it’s been a slow last couple weeks we have a lot to look forward to. Hopefully I will have plenty (or heaps as the Aussies say) to report back on next week! 🙂

3 thoughts on “Upcoming Adventures…

  1. It’s funny, I never considered horse racing an Australian pastime. But I guess I do go to the races at least 5 times a year! It’s so much fun and I love getting dressed up and wearing fascinators (it’s pretty much the only time when you can), so I hope you enjoy it 🙂
    The Whitsundays are beautiful, I’m envious of your trip!

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