Wednesday, September 24, 2008

So far...

So far we have:
1. had a lovely visit with Kate and Nick, Pablo's people. We were so pleased to find that we had a LOT in common and plenty to chat about. Nick and Denis had a nice jam session as Nick has a few couple of guitars around the house and is keen to improve on his finger picking skills.
2. met the famous Pablo - he didn't want to change his aloof internet celebrity status, so he stayed a bit aloof, but we did sneak a little pat in and had some photo ops.
3. went to the street market with Nick, Kate and Christine - we did our part to support the Tasmanian economy and got some particular Tasmanian souvenirs.
4. went to morning home church with Nick, Kate, Christine and Mike. This turned out to be our only chance to get to meet Mike and I think he felt a bit there "by request", but it was great to meet him and get to visit even though it was short. We did get to spend more time with Christine since she came to pick us up at the airport, went to the market and also to church.
5. travelled North to Launceston (Hobart and Launceston are the major cities of Tassie) to meet some friends of friends. We saw emus and wallabies on the property of a friend of theirs. Many of the wallabies had joeys in their pouches and I was able to get some pictures.
6. went to Toronga Zoo with Ruth, Nixter, D, E and Ruth's mum. D and Denis became fast friends - so cute! D thinks Denis is too cool!
7. had a nice dinner interview by Ruth's boy's. They guessed things they thought were true of America and we provided verification. :o)
8. attended Bible Study led by AB - it was nice to meet some of the young people in their church.
9. Stayed overnight in downtown Sydney - we've ridden the fast ferry to the historic section of town. We also met Nixter for chocolate near her work.

Still to come: the 30 minute ferry ride to Manly beach which will get us great views of the opera house and the bridge, a day in the Blue Mountains and meeting Rodeoclown and fam, seeing the Aussie rules Football final with Scott and Nix, picnic with friends in the park and Hunter Valley overnight trip. Yay!! I'm getting some good pics. I'll be sure to get ones of people, except I totally forgot to get any pics with Mike and Christine!

14 comments:

Martha said...

Sounds like a great trip so far! How does it feel to be "in the future"?

Rachel said...

How fun! I can't wait to see some pictures!

Pablo said...

Yeah, sorry about my aloofness. What can I say? I am who I am. LOVING the feather-butt rooster, by the way. But don't believe it if Kate tells you that I'm a bit scared of the laser pointer... hope you're having fun in Syd-en-ee!

Priscilla said...

Wow! Sounds like a full itinerary.

kristina said...

How fun! Thanks for sharing. I bet time is going fast.

Nixter said...

It's been super fun. Got to show Tracy and Denis around Manly yesterday. Fish n Chips on the beach, a brief walk and then an ice-cream to top it all off ;)

Christine said...

Where are the pics? LOL glad your having fun.

Kim said...

Wow, you two are busy. Can't wait to see some pictures!

joeks said...

What a wonderful trip for you!
Ditto on looking forward to pictures!

RodeoClown said...

It was great to meet you guys.

Sorry we couldn't meet up in the Blue Mountains, but we enjoyed the park the next day.
I hope you enjoyed watching the AFL :)

Judi~Gmj said...

Wonderful report. You get an "A" + . Denis, get some rest! Hugs to yu both, be safe.

Andrew Barry said...

I have loved having you guys stay with us.

it'sjustme said...

I am so incredibly sorry and sad that I didn't get to come down and meet you. We are, finally, heading down to Sydney tomorrow. Just really terrible timing for our family to get so sick.

I can't wait to see all the photos of your trip.

Ruth said...

WE MISS YOU GUYS!!!!!!