For the new year, we decided we wanted to put a new stamp in our passports from a place none of us had ever visited. And, can you believe, we’d never been to Australia! We had heard incredible things about Melbourne and decided that would be our spot. Ross needed a great place for the rest of his marathon training and we wanted to be pretty close to the city center. We were lucky and landed on a great little apartment just a block from the Botanic Gardens. The location could not have been better. We met some amazing friends, spent loads of time outdoors, and thoroughly enjoyed every minute – even when it was 45+ C (115+ F) outside. What a beautiful way to jump start the summer!