GISetc (Anita & Roger Palmer) and Geological Society of America education (Gary Lewis) decided that taking educators to Australia would be a tremendous way to learn about the physical geography and geology of this far away continent. So we did! On July 18, we took off from Los Angeles at 10:00 on Saturday evening, flew for fourteen hours and crossed the International Date Line (180? longitude), and landed in Sydney at 6:30 Monday morning. After having “lost” Sunday while on the plane, nineteen educators and their family members converged on Sydney, Australia.