Thursday, December 4, 2008

Day 12 - Melbourne tour guide Luke!

Luke picked us up from the pier this morning and showed off his lovely city, which is always better with a native. We got to see the CBD (central business district), St. Paul’s Church, the beach on the river where the rowing team practiced from, the tallest building, etc....we took the tram over to see the parliament building, St. Peter’s Church, the Hotel Windsor...lots of beautiful buildings to see here. Lunch was on the beach, followed by a drive along the beach to go pick up 8 yr. old Henry after school. He was the photographer for this picture and what a cutie pie he is! I’ll upload pics when I get home to prove just how cute he is. No surprise there, since he looks just like his dad. Luke now works for the soccer team as their physical therapist, so he goes wherever they go, all over the world, but he travels less than he did with the rowing team. Hopefully he and his family will make it to the US next year, with a visit to Mayberry included so that we can meet Jade and daughter Alex (4). We were sorry to miss them.

It was a great day, and we are now underway, heading toward Sydney. Friday is a sea day, and the time for us to pack for our trip home on Saturday. We are so looking forward to that, getting home, that is...not the long flight! Yuck!!!

A big happy birthday today to Dick’s brother Bob, way up in cold NH! Hopefully we’ll see you and Lynne in FL in about a month. Life is good on the ship!


HaleyD said...

How nice to see a familiar face! I can't wait to see pictures for real, and even better, get to see you for real too. Pack up and come on home!

Anonymous said...

Looks like y'all are having a blast... YAY!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

already? man that went by fast! looks like a total success though...

smiles, bee

Sarge Charlie said...

What a trip, I envy you...

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

What a lovely trip you've had too. I've enjoyed going along with you. Thanks for sharing your ports of call so to speak.

You will love sleeping in your own bed. That's my guess anyway. Safe trip home.

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday Dear Bob,
Happy Birthday to you.

Big hug. :)