I thought I would pop back to Oz for a moment. I had the opportunity to visit Australia roughly 12 years ago now. It was a glorious two weeks spend in Sydney, Melbourne, and Canberra. During that time I got to take long evening walks in each of the three cities and spent two weekends in Sydney. I learned a lot about the magnificent country. I found that the music coming from a didgeridoo was amazing.
One of the things I found while I was in Oz, was how kind and considerate the people were. I was out walking on the first day I was there, taking pictures (some of the pictures shared today) and it was raining. I had an umbrella in my bag, but I hadn’t gotten it out yet. A person walked by and offered me his umbrella, I didn’t take, but the kindness touched me. There are parts of the US where not only wouldn’t that happen, but the person walking by might laugh at you getting wet.
I also enjoyed the food. I love Lamb and Oz is the land of Lamb. I enjoyed the many different ways they prepared the meat. My favorite was the open fire restaurant we went to one evening in Melbourne. The food was prepared on an open fire, and it was the most amazing food. I also enjoyed walking along the river in Melbourne as the giant gas (natural gas) fountains spewed flames into the air. You could feel the heat!