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Follow up: Trip to Australia from Virgin Australia Airlines
lorikb1017
#1 Posted : Sunday, November 16, 2014 8:37:35 AM(UTC)
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We recently got back from the trip I won to Australia from Virgin Australia in their #AustraliaSomeday sweep. In this sweep they gave clues and you had to pin the spot on the map.  They gave away 52 weeks and I won week 16, Which was a trip to Uluru in the Outback.  The trip was awesome!  1st we had 2 nights in Sydney, after we flew from Atlanta to LAX, to Sydney  (what an awesome airline Virgin Australia is! great, longggg flight!) We stayed in a 4 star hotel in Sydney and took the ferry from Circular Quay one day and hopped different islands.  Went to the zoo and Manly Beach. Then to the Outback for 4 nights.  We first did the base walk around Uluru.  7 1/2 miles...was great.  Saw kangaroos!  An interesting place.  We stayed at the Outback Pioneer resort.  It wasn't where they were orginally going to have us stay but we brought our son's along and this place had space for us.  It was rustic and a ton of fun!  We then flew back to Sydney and they put us up for 1 night.  We extended our stay a couple days and went to the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. Interesting seeing forests of gum trees and Cockatoo's flying in the wild. We also went on a Whale watching excursion. 


I am so humbled that I won this expierence.  Yes it cost us to add our sons but so worth it.  A family trip we will always treasure....I truly hope I get back there one day. 


Thank you Mr. Sweepy for making this site available and so easy to stay with this hobby!


Warm Regards,


Lori


PS>  I would love to add pictures but can't figure out how??

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sumo444 on 11/16/2014(UTC)
tuffie2
#2 Posted : Sunday, November 16, 2014 10:58:20 AM(UTC)
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Wow, what a trip to go to and have your sons with you as well. A lasting memory you will always treasure.. So glad you won and had a wonderful time. So glad for your whole family. Evie
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lorikb1017 on 11/16/2014(UTC)
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#3 Posted : Sunday, November 16, 2014 11:14:11 AM(UTC)
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It sounds like an amazing trip! I remember spending most of a day entering for the trips, was really hoping to win, as Australia is on my bucket list. Glad to hear that others from S.T. won some of the trips. Glad you had fun!
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lorikb1017 on 11/16/2014(UTC)
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#4 Posted : Sunday, November 16, 2014 11:21:07 AM(UTC)
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Wow, sounds like you had a wonderful time. Memories of a life time with your sons. Thanks for sharing your experience! I enjoyed reading it.
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lorikb1017 on 11/16/2014(UTC)
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#5 Posted : Sunday, November 16, 2014 11:48:56 AM(UTC)
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Congrats Lori, sounds like a fabulous family trip, memories forever!!

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lorikb1017 on 11/16/2014(UTC)
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#6 Posted : Sunday, November 16, 2014 12:40:36 PM(UTC)
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What a wonderful trip. So happy for you and the family.


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lorikb1017 on 11/16/2014(UTC)
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#7 Posted : Sunday, November 16, 2014 1:58:14 PM(UTC)
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Sounds like a trip of a lifetime! What memories...congrats, and thanks for sharing!!

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lorikb1017 on 11/17/2014(UTC)
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#8 Posted : Sunday, November 16, 2014 4:29:55 PM(UTC)
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That sounded like it was awesome! I hope some day I can win something half as cool. Thank you for sharing and congrats on the win!

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lorikb1017 on 11/17/2014(UTC)
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#9 Posted : Sunday, November 16, 2014 9:39:22 PM(UTC)
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what a great  trip, memories your family will share for a life time.

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lorikb1017 on 11/17/2014(UTC)
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#10 Posted : Monday, November 17, 2014 12:26:00 AM(UTC)
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Sounds like your family had a wonderful time, great memories! Thanks for sharing with us!!!
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lorikb1017 on 11/17/2014(UTC)
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#11 Posted : Monday, November 17, 2014 3:35:35 AM(UTC)
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Well you have some awesome family memories! Congrats on a great win. Many years ago I won a Disney Cruise for 4 people and since we're a family of 5 I decided to pay for my daughter which was a smart move because we are still talking about that trip!    Beth

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lorikb1017 on 11/17/2014(UTC)
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#12 Posted : Monday, November 17, 2014 6:05:13 AM(UTC)
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Awesome!

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lorikb1017 on 11/17/2014(UTC)
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Congrats. I like to hear happy follow-up reports.
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lorikb1017 on 11/17/2014(UTC)
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