The Route

houses2In order to get from Sydney to Perth we decided that we would forego the airports.  We decided that we’re going to drive it.  We’re going to take the highway all the way over to Perth. That is an estimated driving time of 42 hours.

42 hours is just the estimation of driving straight through.  We’re not going to do that though, we’re going to sightsee along our way.  It is a great opportunity to see different parts of our great country.

We’ll be stopping in all of the main cities, Melbourne, Adelaide, Esperance and our final destination Perth.  We plan on staying about a week in each city in order to have a full experience.  Susan has registered the kids to be home schooled this year through the NSW’s Board of Studies in order to accommodate our trip.

Once we arrive in Perth we’ll give each of the girls the opportunity to go back into public education or to finish off their education with their mom. It wouldn’t be fair for us to take Carol out of school before Year 11 and then put her back into a different school system for Year 12, so we’ll give her a choice. [Read more...]

My Family

apple bookMy birth parents gave me to the state the day I was born.  Once I was old enough I was able to read the reports and discovered that my birth mother was a drug addict and prostitute and my “father” was most likely her boyfriend of the moment.

I was adopted before I turned one to an amazing couple that were unable to have their own children.  They nurtured my natural curiosity.  If I showed a bit of interest in singing, they would give me private lessons; the same went for art and instruments.  Some may say that they spoiled me, but they just wanted me to reach my full potential.

Not only did they give me all the best lessons and clothes, they also gave me their unconditional love and support.  They made me the successful man I am today and there is no I could ever say thank you enough for all that they gave me.

Luckily they were able to meet Carol before they passed away.  They were so deeply in love that once my father died my mother died about a month later of what I like to think of as a broken heart.  It was sad losing both of my parents in such a short amount of time, but it was almost morbidly romantic. [Read more...]