Friday, July 22, 2011


I am here! It has been a fun past couple of days! We arrived at the airport at 9am Thursday morning, which is 6pm for y'all. As soon as we arrived, we went through customs for about two hours and then went to baggage claims. After standing and watching all the bags go by for about 15 minutes, we discovered ours didn't make the flight. So up until last night at 11, we had been wearing the same stinky clothes. Great first way to make friends. We then decided it would be a good idea to see if we had a place to stay so we called Mike ( the CRU director of the Universities in Melbourne). He found us a place for the first couple of nights! We took a taxi to his house( on the wrong side of the road) and then he drove us to our temporary home. The two girls we are staying with are CRU interns from California. It has been such a blessing being able to stay at their apartment free and being able to get to know people through them! Since being here we have explored Melbourne by riding the tram different places and going on long walks. It has been an incredible trip so far and I know it will only get better! I will keep y'all updated on housing and the job as soon as I know anything!!

( I will have better pictures soon!!)

New Slang:
Lollies- Candy
Mackers- McDonalds
Takeaway- To Go
Scratchies- Scratch Offs
Good on you! -Good for you!
Give Way- Yield
Brekkie- Breakfast
CBD- Downtown
The also say "No worries" and "heaps" a lot!

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