Monday, April 28, 2008

back in oz

Hello friends and family

well after the journey of a lifetime we are back in freezing melbourne. We had the most incredible trip. The contest was amazing. Despite harrys alimemts it was amazing. Piper carried Aussie flag for cermony. She was the Face of Australia!!! Australian team came second. The aussie team members were great to go away with, the surf fantastic, peru amzing. After the contest finished we head to Cuzco and Manchu Picchu. This was incredible. We were at 3500-4200 metres. The alitude really affected the adults kids were great. So Lloydy came with the harrisons. We toured the Sacred Valley and ruins around cuzco which which mindless. We then caught the train through amzing jungle and mountains to Machu Picchu. This just left you speechless. See the pics. Then back to cuzco then back to lima where we had a great time with Patty dartys peruian friend. After a fab time there we flew to Los angeles. We flew over night and drove straight from LA to San Francisco. Spent Harry Birthday the San Fran. The drove on down the coast to LA, which is awesome through monterray and carmel. On arrival back to LA we did Disneyland which the kids loved big and small. 13 hour day, every ride. A then didnt wast a minute and head down to San Diego. Harry was surfing La Jolla 1 km away from where the guy was fatally taken by white pointer. Off to seaworld. Killer whales were great. We all got to hand feed and pat dolphins which was incredible. Spent last day in Newport beach with Juju then flew at midnight home. We have not waste a minute. It was crazy but fantastic. The kids were awesome, loved it all, soaked the experience up like a sponge. Missing you all and thinking of you often. Fly back to perth on Thursady and resume our around australia trip, just for something different. We are living the year of our life!! LOve to you all.

Melis, Harry, Piper and Marlon XXXX

Monday, April 14, 2008


Hola amingos from South America.

well the trip continues its amzing journey. The contest finished about 9 days ago. It was fantastic. Our Ausssie team came 2nd overall and harry 10th after doing his back in the middle of the contest. We then head to the Mountains of Cuzco at 3500m with Lloydy. Amazing place. Went up to machu Picchu and were completely blown away, the whole country just knocks your socks off with contrasts. Mountains, Jungles to desert. Machu pichu was just incredible, better than I could have imagined. Kids have had a blast. Loving all the ruins, climbing and spanish. They are travelling amaing. really lapping up the experinece. Both are speaking spanish. marlon introduces himself as Nombre (name) Marlon, Hola (hello), Gracias (thanks). Amazing really. Weather is very warm we packed too many warm clothes. Heading back south to the beaches for a couple of days before flying to LA on Friday night. Caught up with Dartys friend patty which has been great. Missing everyone heaps, feels like we have been away forever. Thansk for the emails.

Love and hugs to everyone

Melis, harry, Piper and Marlon xxxx