Thursday, September 2, 1999

Travels with SG: California to Australia

Hello everyone!!!

I know it's been a while since my last email...which was when??? We came back to CA in July for Tom and Kristin's fabulous wedding, then we hit the trail to NY, where we spent some time w/Michael's relatives on Long Island, a week in NYC w/my old college buddies Chris and MariAnn (tell Chris to get email, MariAnn!), saw my cousin Cindy for lunch, got to finally see Les Miz (after 9 years) then, we hopped on a plane to Paris for 2 days, Brussels and Bruges then off to see the Queen (UGGG!!!) in London for a week, which was fabulous!!!
We had the best weather in the history of summers in London!!! We also hooked-up with our old friends Claire and Dave and their daughters Holly and Eve, for some fantastic Indian Cuisine...(they used to live in 1/2 Moon Bay)...
Then flew back home in time for Moms 60th b-day (Aug 17th)...and hopped on a plane to Sydney Saturday Aug. 28th, arrived on the 30th and was met at the plane by Michael and Max our Aussie-S. African friend that we traveled with in Bolivia! are wondering why we are in Australia, instead of S. Africa??? Michaels old job made us an offer that we just could not refuse...He is back working for Vantive for the next 3 months, helping out the Australian Office, and we'll see where it takes us...

We are "shacked-up" in Manly Beach, just North of Sydney, a lovely beach community that reminds one of Santa Cruz, California, but without the "crunchies"...those who live or have lived there, you KNOW what I mean!!! Walking distance to everything! For those who want to visit within the next 3 months you are welcome as we are not even 1/2 block from the beach. We have 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 balconies (yes, I can watch the surfers from our balconies, and all the great waves-Andy, Chris, John, and Chad)
We are definitely hooked up!!! It's about 75F today and the surf is fantastic!!! The sand is like powder...very light tan and at night looks golden brown!

What am I doing??? Absolutely everything, and Absolutely nothing!!! Roller-blading, hiking, relaxing and keeping "house" Not going to look for a job, unless we stay w/Vantive longer than 3 months...So, those that want to play, come for a visit!!!

All for now, write and let me know what you all are doing!


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