It started with a phone call.  Our 23 year old daughter Jessica (Army medic stationed in Germany) called 10 days ago to tell us she wanted to come see us for Christmas.  We’re tickled pink!  Then the planning began.  If you only have a short time in the southern hemisphere, there are better places to go than Alice Springs.  So we are going to spend some time in New Zealand (north island).  See some sites, chase a few hobbits, eat too much…  We’ll let you know how it goes.

 

Hats and Horse Racing

Hats and Horse Racing

On a different note, we’re not normally big horse racing fans, but on the 1st Tuesday in November each year, the biggest race of the year (for Australians) is run in Melbourne.  It’s called the Melbourne Cup, and you might think it’s about the horses, but it’s really about the hats.  It’s become a tradition for the ladies to wear eye catching hats for the Melbourne Cup.  So, here’s a picture of Lisa and her friend Julie in their hats, about to watch the Melbourne Cup.

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