Written By; Gary Wonning
The week of the trip approached, and things became chaotic. We had inadvertently decided to go during an Australian school holiday and it was extremely hard to get airline and hotel reservations. My flights were being changed daily or hourly.
Finally on Saturday about midnight, Barry Barker, the President of NIE called me and said that I would be leaving about one pm the next day from Indianapolis and that I should pick my ticket up at the airline ticket counter.
At that point in time I had nothing to go on but blind faith, my dad took me to the airport and lo and behold, after some searching, my ticket was found.
Bidding a quick good-bye to my dad, I scurried through security with my eighty rolls of film and boarded the aircraft bound for Chicago on what was the first leg of my forty hour plane ride to the land down under.
I only had a forty-five-minute layover in Chicago. The plane was twenty minutes late leaving Indianapolis, that only left twenty-five minutes to change planes. Taking into account I was flying into O’Hara that wasn’t much time. Little did I know this was only a hint of things to come, the whole trip was going to be aboutsynchronicity.
After the last couple chaotic days, I decided that the best course of action would be to just let things happen and not try to plan anything. The universe would take care of everything, it would turn out fine.
As the plane nuzzled to the gate in Chicago, I immediately left the plane and began running to my next flight bound for San Francisco. Luckily it wasn’t too far away. Believe it or not, myself and my luggage boarded with plenty of time to spare.
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The aborigines of Australia
The author has been a writer/photographer for over thirty years. Specializing in nature and landscape photography, as well as studying native cultures.
His travels have taken him to most of the United States, as well as Australia, Belize, Egypt and the Canary Islands.
He has studied the Mayan culture of Central America as well as the aborigines of Australia. Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in various parts of the world.
He has published several books about his adventures.
For more information, please consult his website,www.journeysthrulife.com.
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