Sue
Dietrich
2001

 

H O M E
J O U R N A L
E -M A I L

The Experience

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This is an evolving 'picture journal' of our journey to Australia, and in Australia. It will be a lot of work to get it all together, and I dunno why I am even doing it! But, I am starting with most resent events because they are easiest. Today's date is Monday June 25, 2001

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Click to see larger image and diary entry July 23rd, 2001 - Shaun, Ricky, LA and I traveled to Wonthaggi Vic to explore an antique coal mine. Ricky, looking handsome as a coal miner. Click to see larger image and diary entry and movie. Click to larger image of Ricky.
Click to see larger image and diary entry After the mining trip, we stopped for 'tea' (supper) on the way home."Red Rooster" is Shaun's favourite fast food restaurant. It has broiled chicken, not fried. The kids think it is a great treat. Click for a larger image. Ricky's friend, John Majdi, from Houston, was missing Ricky one morning so I said I would take a picture of him. John saw the pic and laughed cuz it was a very familiar site to him-- Ricky looking out of the crack of the bathroom door during his 20 minute visits to the 'jon'. Click to see larger image and diary entry
Click to see movie We just bought a fairly expensive 'ladder' for Shaun to climb onto the bed :-). Click to see the movie of Shaun climbing onto the new blanket chest. He is wearing his 'woman-catching jammies' and his manly man beanie. Ricky The working man in his new glasses and uniform. Click for bigger pic and diary entry Click to see larger image and diary entry
Click to see diary entry and larger pictures Free entertainment at the Fun Shed. Ricky and Steven playing chess. Wrinkle Von Brattwurst turns 12 On AUgust 21, 2001... Click here to see movie :-) (The "yip" you hear in the movie isn't Wrinkles yelping but it is Charlie. We shut him in the bedroom for a sec while we filmed. Otherwise, Charlie would have rolled right over the wrinkles!) click here to see diary entry and larger pictures
Click to see diary entry and larger pictures The Worst Day in American History. September 11, 2001. No incident in my life time has left me more scared or more sad. SEPTEMBER 21-23, 2001 The events on September 11, 2001 changed our hearts forever but we continue to do things as a family. The US government has encouraged us to resume living life as usual. Ricky was off on his big Central Australia trip. Shaun, LA and I spent the weekend at Sovereign Hill Ballarat. Click to see diary entry and larger pictures
click here to see diary entry and larger pictures We started off the day September 28th by meeting Jane and Cecil then going off to the huge gigantic Royal Melbourne Show. SEPTEMBER 21-OCTOBER 2, 2001. Ricky and 40 of his closest friends from his school travel to Central Australia for the trip of a lifetime. click here to see diary entry and larger pictures