By Jamie Vischer

Hey Moms and Dads,

We just arrived in Cairn after a sweaty and bug-infested safari through the northern territory. We started off with a long bumpy car ride to the campsite that we made home for the next two days. We slept under the stars as a group in “swags,” which are basically canvas pods with your head exposed. Disregarding some encounters with ants at night, sleeping under the stars with no light pollution was a treat. We woke up every morning at 4:45 AM to go hike around various rocks and canyons such as Uluru and Kings Canyon. The flies were the only downside to the unbelievable experience we just had. Considering everything in Australia is poisonous, I was a little bit scared to sleep out in the bush exposed, but I enjoyed every minute of it. Now we have four days in Cairn in which we will all become SCUBA masters and hopefully not get eaten by sharks.