We have some very special friends who introduced us to the RV'ing lifestyle and how to travel inexpensively. Glen and Steve are originally from the UK, but have RV'd all over the world, usually buying a small motorhome or campervan and spending months exploring interesting places. They have done this all over Canada, the U.S., and Mexico as well as Europe, New Zealand, South Africa...and of course Australia.
Steve and Glen
Out of all their travels, they say that Australia was, and is, their favorite place to explore with a campervan. Unfortunately, despite being only in their mid 50's, Steve has recently been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia and they are now sidelined in Britain for the foreseeable future while Steve undergoes treatment, probably for the next couple of years, if not for the rest of his life. It is possible they won't ever make it back to Australia, and they would like nothing more than to see us exploring it for them.
The next reason is our daughter. Her best friend is living and working in Australia. This contest supplies $12,000 that can ONLY be used towards airfare, hotels, and tours. But we can spend as we wish towards any of those items, even if it means spending the whole thing on airfare to bring extra people. Pretty sure our daughter and her young family would enjoy coming to Australia with us.
Once we got there, we would buy a small campervan and spend months exploring and living exactly the way we do here in North America. And you would see it all through daily updates right here. So really, we are only using this contest to fly there and back and I guarantee that if we won, Australia would get more exposure through our eyes than if any other entry took first place.
Yesterday was another good day for votes, putting us up another 158 votes. We should break the 2,000 mark before the weekend!
You can vote for us daily at http://aussieexperiences.com/contest/entry/red-centre-kevin-read/
Very simple, just visit the link once every 24 hours and click on the "Vote" button. Only takes 5 seconds of your time! Thanks!
On another note, it would have been Whiskey's 16th birthday today. She was a good dog and we sure do miss having her around.
We miss you Whiskey.