Sunday, May 4, 2014

Mt Pleasant to Brisbane Australia - Sunday May 4, 2014

Cal and I are off on another adventure- May 4 to June 24.  This time to Australia & New Zealand – ‘down under’!!  The reason for going this time of year, their winter, is that we will be attending the Rotary International Convention in Sydney, June 1-4.  We have been enjoying every warm day in Iowa – which have been few, as spring has been slow to come to arrive in Iowa.

Before going to Sydney we will be joined by 3 other couples from Iowa at the Melbourne airport to be hosted by two Rotary Districts – one is north of Melbourne and the other around the area of Adelaide, for a total of 3 weeks. This is called a Friendship Exchange. We look forward to making new friends and seeing some old friends that we have hosted.  Also on this trip, Cal and I will be seeing old friends south of Melbourne, including an exchange student who attended Mt Pleasant High School in the l993-94 school year.  As some of you may remember, we spent 4 weeks in NZ in 1996.  We have hosted New Zealand Rotarians over the years and we will be stopping to see a few of them.  We will be renting a car and driving on the ‘other side of the road’. 

As I am writing this, we are in the Dallas-Ft Worth airport, waiting to board a 16 hour flight to Brisbane!!!! So as you are sleeping we will be trying to sleep in a ‘tin can’.

Iowa Farmland from the Air

Our Bird to Australia
We do not know if we will blog every day, but hopefully often.

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