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Travel Journal to Australia

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Travel Date July 16, 2007 Day 1 of my journey Starting destination: New York, New York, USA Ending destination: Sydney, NSW, Australia Activity/Site #1: JFK International Airport What did you learn? Write facts about history, culture, geography, and government you remember. * JFK is located in the southeastern section of Queens County, New York City, on Jamaica Bay. It is fifteen miles by highway from midtown Manhattan. * JFK consists of 4,930 acres, including 880 acres in the Central Terminal area. * JFK consist of eight terminals. * JFK was originally known as Idlewild Airport. The name was changed on December 24, 1963 after the death of John F. Kennedy. * JFK is the busiest international aiport in the United States. Activity/ Site #2: Boeing 747 What did you learn? Write facts about history, culture, geography, and government you remember. * The 747-400 wing weighs 95,000 pounds. * For a typical international flight, one 747 operator uses about 5.5 tons of food supplies and more than 50,000 in-flight service items. * The 747-400ER can carry more than 63,500 gallons of fuel. * The 747 fleet has flown 3.5 billion people - the equivalent of more than half of the world's population. * The 747-400 tail height is 63 feet 8 inches. Dear Journal, July 16, 2007 Today, July 16, 2007, I am leaving the United States for Australia. I am excited about going to Australia, but I will probably miss my parents. We are getting ready to board our first airplane. We leave New York for Los Angles. It is a six-hour flight. We should land at 7:25PM Pacific Time. I hope we are not delayed. Then, we leave for Sydney at 11:50PM Pacific Time. It is going to be a long two days. We finally landed in Los Angles. We were delayed in New York for three hours. We landed in Los Angles at 9:30PM Pacific Standard Time. ...read more.

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It is the eastern-most point of the continent of Australia. The Cape Byron lighthouse has the most powerful beacon in Australia. It was an amazing view! We even saw a few whales! Afterwards, we headed to Brisbane to catch the next ferry to Moreton Island. Moreton Island is home to the island resort, Tangalooma. Tangalooma known for its resort accommodation, nearby sand dunes, and snorkeling in wrecked ships. It is also known for its research on wild dolphins. When we arrived to the island, we had the opportunity to feed wild dolpins. It was so much fun! I never realized how many types of dolphins there are and that there are even more that have not been discovered yet. After the dolphin feeding, we went up to our rooms to freshen up we had dinner. Once we finished dinner, we had the opportunity have free time. Then, we went to bed. Date July 25, 2007 Day 10 of my journey Starting destination: Moreton Island, QLD, Australia Ending destination: Moreton Island, QLD, Australia Activity/Site #1: Dolphin Education What did you learn? Write facts about history, culture, geography, and government you remember. * There are many types of dolphins. * Dolphins are mammals. * The brain of a dolphin is the same size as a human brain. * There are two types of Bottled-Nosed dolphins - Open and Closed Bottled-Nosed dolphins. * Dolphins are on the endangered list. Activity/ Site #2: Snorkeling What did you learn? Write facts about history, culture, geography, and government you remember. * The wrecks we snorkeled in we real shipwrecks. * There are many different types of coral. * There are many types of fish. * There are many different types of mammals in the water. * A dugong is similar to a manatee. Dear Journal, July 25, 2007 Today, July 25, 2007, we are on Moreton Island. We began our day with a pelican feeding. ...read more.

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Date August 4, 2007 Day 20 of my journey Starting destination: Cairns, QLD, Australia Ending destination: New York, New York, USA Activity/Site #1: JFK International Airport What did you learn? Write facts about history, culture, geography, and government you remember. * JFK is located in the southeastern section of Queens County, New York City, on Jamaica Bay. It is fifteen miles by highway from midtown Manhattan. * JFK consists of 4,930 acres, including 880 acres in the Central Terminal area. * JFK consist of eight terminals. * JFK was originally known as Idlewild Airport. The name was changed on December 24, 1963 after the death of John F. Kennedy. * JFK is the busiest international aiport in the United States. Activity/ Site #2: Boeing 747 What did you learn? Write facts about history, culture, geography, and government you remember. * The 747-400 wing weighs 95,000 pounds. * For a typical international flight, one 747 operator uses about 5.5 tons of food supplies and more than 50,000 in-flight service items. * The 747-400ER can carry more than 63,500 gallons of fuel. * The 747 fleet has flown 3.5 billion people - the equivalent of more than half of the world's population. * The 747-400 tail height is 63 feet 8 inches. Dear Journal, July 16, 2007 Today, July 16, 2007, I am leaving Australia for the United States. I am excited about going back to the United States. I missed everyone back home. I am going to miss Australia and everyone a whole lot. We have four flights to take. I am exhausted. We arrive back home on August 4. We will have August 4 for 48 hours. We woke up at three, and headed onto the bus. We said our goodbyes to Dean last night. He was driving back to Sydney. Once we arrived at the airport, we checked our luggage in and said our goodbyes to Carmel. A lot of us were crying already. I would hate to imagine what it will be like in New York. We are boarding our first plane. I will miss you Australia! ...read more.

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