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Perth: A Day with Kara and Kids

Kara is an old highschool chum of David’s. A born-again Aussie (born in OZ, moved to Canada for 15 years, then back to OZ), David and Kara were good buds in school. She just celebrated her 40th birthday, which we missed, but she wants to tell people she’s 50 so they will say she looks good for 50. She’s got two lovely boys; Milo (2½) and Sidney (9mos) and we spent the day in King’s Park in Perth. We had morning tea, which had no tea to a disappointed EZ, but great snacks looking over the city which is what King’s Park does. It is a splendid view as we snacked under four palm trees.

We went to the children’s area which had a little swimming pond, some funky treehouses, some stick tepees and wigwams that kids could play in, a cool rock climbing hill and many zigzagging paths in a sparse forest – needless to say EZ was in heaven and had a ton of fun playing with the kids.

Went to Kara’s for a great lunch of bbq chicken and salad – vegetables is something very lacking in the Aussie diet (rabbit food) – but we devoured in pure delight. The kids took their nap as well as EZ who was tuckered out and cocooned in a hammock they had in their great backyard. Kara has a fab house, all really open, really clean – shockingly with two little boys – and really comfortable. Kara is a teacher who’s taking time with her kids; her husband Carl also teaches and it was great to finally meet him after school today. We sat and chat and they took us to dinner – nice being taken care of by lovely peeps – then home again where we are now buckling down and catching up.

We are planning on being better from now on, so if you’re interested join us as we finish our OZ leg and move into our Asian leg next week; starting with Malaysia.

Cheers from OZ!
EZ and Da Hersh


Three Weeks Later…

We are not very good bloggers although we are very good travelers. We have really wanted to share things as they happen but we got a bit caught up in everything as it happened and so didn’t write about it. David was feeling a bit overwhelmed with keeping up as he is the computer guy and then things got away from him. Emmanuelle was hoping that David was keeping up but being busy herself didn’t have a chance to check up. Anyway, all excuses aside, here we are. We will start where we are and then do a bit of a catch-up tied into the present updates.