The weather here is picture perfect—-breezy, sunny and in the low 70’s. Course I know that most of you are having beautiful weather also but it is hard to imagine that this is winter.
I made my first trip to the Australian Post today!!! And I was successful in mailing a package to Aaron, bought airmail stamps and also Australian stamps so I am ready to go!!! The difference in the postal system here is that the “posties” deliver Mon-Fri and do not pick up mail from your mailbox. Did I already write about this??? This is kind of deja vu so please pardon if I did!!! You have to find post boxes to mail your letters in so it isn’t quite as easy as having someone pick it up at your house every day. I also scheduled my first hair appt….there is a little 2 chair salon right by the hotel so I stopped in and made a “booking” for Tuesday so we will see how my first haircut/highlight goes here….makes me a little nervous!!!
Lorrae was coming to pick me up to take me to her house for lunch and since our street is all closed off for the Jazz Festival this weekend I told her to just pick me up at this little parking area by the Victoria Bridge thinking she could just whip right in and pick me up just a few blocks from the apt. Well….as I was standing there waiting it hit me like a lightening bolt when I saw her car that I WAS ON THE WRONG SIDE OF THE ROAD!!!!!!!!!!! Here I thought I had it all planned out so it would be easy but I was thinking American again and thought she would be on that side of the road and she wasn’t!!! So I ran across the street as soon as I saw her and caught her at another parking lot!!! Just when I thought I was getting into the swing of things.
We had a nice lunch–one of her friends from Ingham came and we had a very nice time chatting. And I have discovered that I do like avocados…..I am learning that some of the things that I didn’t think I liked I really do like if I try them different ways. Lorrae makes a great salad with smoked chicken and avocados and I am figuring out that I really do like that combination!!!
So Chris has a meeting after work tonight and then I guess we will venture out to hear some jazz and eat some food. Should be fun. All the restaraunts have special groups coming in and then there are a couple of stages set up for concerts throughout the weekend. I think it might be a noisy weekend…we will see!!! I will keep you posted!!!