Friday, January 10, 2014

Excerpts from Australia - The outback

I never did post after my trip to Australia during the fall of 2012.  

Perhaps it was because I barely posted at all in late 2012 through mid 2013.  Don't go there...

Perhaps it was because we were exhausted covering and doing all the we did over 14 days "down under".

But that attitude is so 2012...and I've gotten some rest since the trip.

So...let's start off with baby steps.

One of the activities was to get our butts off the beach from the endless snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef and to experience the real outback.

Why do they call it "outback" anyway?

Well, that's because all the houses are near and face the ocean in Australia so the interior is out in the back yard!  Think of the country like the rings of Saturn with the sun in the middle.  You can only live comfortably on those rings; everything else is blistering hot.

I'm not going to give you the blow-by-blows of even the outback experience yet.  Instead, I'll share that we went in search of something BESIDES fish and chips, beer and burgers to eat.  Stopped in at the store and I was going to grab a yogurt...until I noticed that the expiration date was over a year ago.

Yep...it would have looked worse than this!




Apparently, in the outback, expiration dates are merely guidelines!

2 comments:

I Am Woody said...

So was anyone wearing only a sock?

VE said...

i am woody - Strangely, the sock people all seem to be in San Francisco. They'd probably get a serious sunburn doing that in the Outback. And that burn would be full body except....