We greatly enjoyed meeting up with Bill and Sue, dear Australian friends whom we came to meet seven years ago through attending Oz Fests.
A year or so back Bill directed an Australian flyer friend our way for advice and suggestions about restaurants in Vancouver. We were happy to oblige. Completely out of the blue, he and his wife offered the four of us the use of their vacant Perth apartment while we attended Oz Fest here.
We arrived yesterday afternoon to discover it is a magnificent 1 1/2 story penthouse apartment, at least as large as our own house,complete with a huge wrap-around deck featuring views of the Perth Harbor. It's an incredible place, and a wonderful spot for us to stay. Who knew that our simple and modest assistance would be repaid so generously?
Today we're heading with Bill, Sue, and several others for an overnight wine-tasting tour of the Margaret River area, another well known Australian wine center.
The weather is lovely here - apparently it gets quite hot in the Australian summer - and we're looking forward to the trip and to meeting up with a number of our Flyertalk friends over the next several days. We're enjoying watch the sun rise...