Queenstown, NZ! So lovely!I've decided that I am going to up the frequency of my blog posts. It's a lot more fun when done more often and I find a better "share" flow comes about, as far as subject matter is concerned.
I am suffering from severe lag of the jet today. We woke up just after midnight which is about 5 pm Australia time (it's sort of like waking up from a nap). Argh. I was peppy yesterday but I amVERY draggy and distracted today. Okay. Okay. I guess I must acknowledge that it takes a while to recover from so many time zones.
This is the view from the coffee shop we stopped at after our walk around the lake. I used the blanket for our knees! Cold.
More water in Sydney (just outside - Pearl Beach). This was such a feast for my water-hungry self. The weekend weather was unseasonably warm. I sat on a big bean bag and absorbed the incredible beauty.
We drove up and down and around winding roads for a fish and chip lunch. Look who was having lunch with the people! The pelican brigade! Our friend told us that he had heard on the radio that a pelican scooped up someone's chihuahua one day. What a sad way to lose your pet, right?
This the lakeside coffee shop. Built for King George, I guess. I like the crown and the red lolly on the serving spoon. They have lovely lollies down under. Their gummy candy is delicious, although hard on my digestive system. Boo.
We had breakfast with a young youth worker the morning we left. This place was called Gather on the Green. My poached egg on a mushroom was scrumptious. I really like Sydney. Our friends there are so hospitable. This is the third opportunity I've had to visit with them. Bill goes regularly.
The local Young Life area (raising money for camp scholarships) flamingo-ed our house. Jeff had to pick them all up before mowing our lawn and he took one home for James the Beak Biter.
Here's my new Facebook profile picture. I used Waterlogue (so fun!) I like the way the app gave me ruby lips and blue, blue, blue eyes. You can't really tell from this picture but I was having a seriously good hair day.
I read The Rosie Project today. WHAT an entertaining book. It takes place in Australia so it was a fitting way to overcome (or nurture) my jet lag. I give it 5 stars.
We have little girl guests coming for the weekend. I must plan some fun. I am longing to see our Ft. Collins grands. I am going to Washington next week for my August annual family visit, but after that I must sort out a Granny Camp adventure.
I hope I feel more like myself tomorrow. I think I might be recovering from all the fish and chips meals and the lolly consumption.
I'm craving cabbage, so it's an Asian salad for dinner (and meat on the BBQ).
Summer is a lovely waltz. It's warm and it slows me down (not that I'm an amazing bundle of energy normally). I love the way the veggies I planted from seed are thriving. We did find two or three zucchini yesterday and Jenny put them in her vegetable soup.
Take care, sweet reader. Thank you for popping around!