We arrived in Melbourne on Wednesday and everything went really well. We had a list of things to do like assembling the bikes, getting connected to the internet, grocery shopping etc. Everything worked out well as we got a Telstra SIM for the phone at the airports, a maxi-taxi dropped us at Josh’s house, the bikes went together fine and the shopping was easily done at the supermarket around the corner. The list of jobs seemed to disappear with ease.
On Wednesday night Josh and Lesley’s friends David and Joanne came around for dinner and we had a nice time chatting and catching up. It was a successful though very long day as we were up for 21 hours due to the early flight and late night.
On Thursday Will’s cousin James and his fiancée Merryn picked us up and we drove down to the family holiday home at Somers on the Mornington Peninsular. Cousin Alice arrived too and we celebrated with champagne then a nice lunch at the local restaurant. In the afternoon we watched the ANZAC day footy between Essendon and Collingwood (James was pleased because Essendon won), cooked, drank wine and hung out chatting. It was a fun afternoon evening and great to see the some family
Today we are relaxing and Josh, Lesley and kids will be arriving this afternoon for a couple of nights.
Sitting on the verandah, listening to the birds, surrounded by gum trees on a street called Koala Court all seems very Australian and is the perfect way to start our holiday.