06 August 2005

Quick note from the other side of the world

Hello, all. Heather and I arrived in Sydney on Thursday morning. We were not on the ground for two hours before we saw a confederate flag in a shop window. "It's a small world, after all..." Walked WAY down to the Harbour Bridge and Opera House Thursday afternoon. Friday we took the rail out to Bondi Beach, walked in the sand and watched some surfers. This is going to be fun.
We looked at seven or eight apartments today. Only one was acceptable. It needs some paint and cleaning, and we wouldn't have chosen the carpet, but we really like the area it is in. Heather says it is Haight and Ashbury. It is not in a complex, but above a hair salon. Of course, it is very close to the Uni, and public transportation. We can get a washer in it, but no dryer. Still one appliance better than the past three years. And it is a two bedroom, so pack your bags.
I went to a sporting goods store across from our hotel earlier to look at the rugby and cricket gear. They had a silver and blue Cowboys football in a bin. A couple local kids saw it, and I had the pleasure of seeing them ohh and ahh over it--"Dallas Cowboys!"
Heather is supposed to drop by her office on Monday, and we should learn more about the apartment then, too. One more good thing about the apartment-the "Apple Centre" is just down the street. More later,

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