Summer Solstice 2010, Take 2: Melbourne

[The view from our lunch today at Bondi Icebergs Surf Club.  It’s fine looking.]

Hello from rainy Sydney!  Okay, it’s not raining yet.  But it looks like it’s about to.  Now, don’t you wish I’d just left it at “from rainy Sydney?”

To say that our trip has been eventful so far would be a bit of an understatement.  Although we’re now comfortably settled into our house in Cremorne (in the Northern Suburbs of SYD), getting here was a bit more trying than any of us really would have liked.  For starters, we almost missed 2 out of 2 flights to get to Australia, for various irritating reasons that I won’t get into for the sake of your enjoyment and my blood pressure.  Suffice it to say that not being through the security line with 30 minutes to takeoff for an international flight was a little bit stressful.  Multiplied by THIRTY MILLION.

However, all of that aside, our time in Melbourne was really lovely – we stayed with some very old family friends, who put us up in their compound-like abode in Leopold, Victoria.  Having some time out in the country (it’s not totally isolated, but definitely had a country feel) was good for easing into our vacation and starting to beat our jetlag.  Also, we got to stay HERE:

[the amazing, funky new addition to the house – my hands aren’t shaky; that ceiling is slanted!  too cool. also, LOOK AT THE FLOOR!]

[this chandelier + me = happily ever after]

[Ruby, the trusted and patient hound]

[sculptures like these “whale bones” are all over the grounds]

So, that was pretty awesome.  While our adventures have certainly continued since we arrived in Sydney, this post isn’t technically supposed to include that information, so it will remain classified until next time.

Dun dun dunnnnnnnnnnn.

I am really bad at not telling stories.  I’m going to go ahead and publish this now so you don’t find out about how we-

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