Monday, December 20, 2010

The Twelve Months Of Travel: June 2010

Jun. 09, 2010 UA 840 W Class MEL to SYD
* 500 flight miles
Jun. 09, 2010 UA 870 W Class SYD to SFO
* 7,417 flight miles
Jun. 09, 2010 UA 6316 W Class SFO to SEA
* 678 flight miles

We spent the first few glorious days of June in Australia before flying back to enjoy some time at home with our grandkids and our yard.

What a treat to watch our second "footy match" at the MCG, the Melbourne Cricket Grounds...

We also enjoyed the beaches of Australia.

We had a lot of fun on a rare rainy Melbourne day attending a food and wine fair in the convention centre next to the hotel with our Australian friends Ross and Jenny.

Our friends Bill and Sue walked with us back to the Hilton on our final full day, which included Bill's insider tour of the RAAF Museum as a former pilot and flight instructor.

And Vikki, the friend of daughter Karen and her fellow Rotary Exchange Student in Strängnäs Sweden a couple of decades ago, changed her schedule twice to drive her four-year-old twins Sam and Jorja in for a visit before taking them to kinder.

Seeing this busy mother and her kids made us even more eager to see our own grandkids again. And a few days later we were back at home attending birthday parties and seeing our own very special grandkids as summer was beginning on our side of the big pond.

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