Another trip West to Australia and New Zealand.
Shayla and Stephen at the National Gallery of Victoria
Shay organized me a going away party for my last night in Melbourne, Australia. It was a great time and a beautiful send off to see a lot of people one last time before I go (for now).
Standing in front of Flinder’s station in Melbourne, Australia.
I met Deb today in Melbourne for a walk around town taking photos and catching up, after getting my camera looked at and fixed and some errands in. Was good to finally meet up and chat in person.
So, I have this kid and it’s his birthday today on *this* side of the planet (I’m currently in Melbourne, Australia again). He’s like FOURTEEN NOW, like holy cow, 14. He’ll have a driving permit in just a year and a half, stressing about college and money soon, and wondering why girls wont talk to him anymore since he’s joined a “clan” on some Xbox game that takes all his time, but I digress.
Despite my inability to stay up late, I somehow stayed up late last night and we celebrated the new year with fireworks over the Yarra river. Shayla, Leigh, Tux, Brighly, and I had a great time with other friends.
Today we decided to go to the beach and enjoy the sunshine and the large kite sails. A beautiful day spent with Shayla, starting off the new year in a really awesome way with someone special.
Arrived safely in Melbourne and with only a few hours to get used to the time difference, we’re going out to Federation Square to bring in the new year.
Going to be here for the next three months, it’s great to be back in the future!
Not in country to celebrate Independence Day this year so we hit the town instead. A nice dinner at the Pomorra and then a fun night club called Silk Road in downtown Melbourne. Happy Birthday, America!
A view from the overlook of the Dandenongs Mountains overlooking the city of Melbourne, Australia