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Slight Delays And Such

08.21.2007

Arrived At Last

Did I step from the plane and hit my head? Did I fall from the stairs and black out? Did I pass out from the long journey and fall victim to a kangaroo on the loose?

Well, after my tale of my long flight over, no such bad luck happened. I simply found myself away from the computer enough or too busy to write during the events, so with that said, it's time to step back in time and re-live the journey Down Under...

07.27.2007

The long journey was finally over as the plane touched down in Alice Springs around 2:20pm on Friday. I began the journey on Wednesday and thanks to the International Date line July 26th only lasted about 10 hours. Too long, if you ask me. I was ready to land well before the actual time.

The airport in Alice Springs was very nice (bigger than Redmond's) and as I walked towards the terminal my heart raced. Was it to pick up my bags? Nope. I had my mind on picking up something else, or someone else, mind you. Smiles and embraces and twirling around and around, black fabric lifted up and spun and spun. Truly a moment when those around know what's up and have to give in and smile. Trust me I haven't stopped smiling.

Tired and weary travel eyes can surely come back to life when they've finally seen what they've wanted to see for far too long. Ahhhhhhhhh...

The drive from the airport was good. Since I hadn't been to country yet when the left is the right and up is down, it was an orientating moment. I was where the steering wheel usually was, but this time I was the passenger. Take me for a ride, show me, show me, show me the bed. Well, mind you, after thirty-five plus hours on the move, I found the next 6 hours to be a struggle at some times to keep my eyes open. Thankfully, I was able to keep them open up long enough to see my first sunset in Central Australia. It was truly breathtaking up on Anzac Hill, and the view was damn good as well.

The first day was mostly a blur, but a very good one at that. I had made it at last. 8,000 miles, a new country, a new continent, a new experience. Now, just for some sleep to recharge the monkey for another day down under.


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Comments

keeneye said:

Fantastic! I can't wait to hear more from the other side of Earth. Maybe tomorrow... which is actually the day after tomorrow our time.

So no pressure. If you write it the day after tomorrow, though, it will be the day AFTER the day after tomorrow for us, and well... that's just too long to wait.

;^)




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