1600 Fly to Sydney
Friday, mill around with Jess, buy tie to replace one left at home, lunch at RSL with Ryan
Friday night, learn to eat with hands, meet Ryan's family, and dog, Reggie
0400 (feels like 2am) drive to Leeton
1400 arrive Leeton, quick lunch of hamburger and chips, and off to the wedding at 4.30.
I met all
About of a dozen of us had a visit with Eileen Townsend, or as we all know her, Auntie Eileen. She is my mother's mother's sister, and all my auntie's grew up with her close all the time. We have been visiting her since before I remember, and she has watched us grow up. It is always a great pleasure to go there – she has this way of commenting on even the most unpleasant things in such as way that you tend to forget how nasty and unpleasant they are.
1630 Wedding Reception. Had a great time dancing until the wee hours. We danced like frogs in blenders, like people pretending they can ballroom dance, and like you do when you re-enact the retarded was you used to dance.
1000 Breakfast in the main street, much lamenting about the night before, the tribe of second cousins are led out and proceed to create general havoc.
1200 Visit cemetery where Nan and Pop are burried, stopping along the way to see the house that mum grew up in.
Beautiful tree at the entrance to the cemetery.
Lone flower on the grave.
1300 Quick BBQ at Michael and Lynns'
1345 Leave again for Sydney
2230 Arrive Sydney
0800 Train into downtown, walking around Circular Queue , photography, gallivanting
1400 Lunch at The Rocks
1630 Train home
1800 Dinner at Ryan's family again
0500 Catch train airport
0700 Realise that flight is “AM” not “PM”, check in anyway, and catch train back downtown
0900 Breakfast in Darling Harbour
Walk around Darling harbour, couple hours in Chinese Gardens, couple hours at “The Earth From Above” exhibit, couple hours in looking for lunch, couple hours shopping in QVB and The Strand, and train back to airport. About 8 hours of walking.
2000 Fly to Perth
Arrive Perth 2200 perth time.
2330 (perth time) bed.
Wednesday perth time,
0700 Take car in for service.
We. Are. Tired.
1 – All but 8 out of 59 relatives made it.