That about describes it. And I’m not being cheeky here.
I was expecting good things when my friends Dieter and Lorraine blew in from Flinders Park, Australia, by way of California, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Montreal, Quebec, and Philadelphia. But then they arrived, with their brilliant accents and their gorgeous dispositions, and I am pleased as pavlova (I made that one up, sorry) to have been with them.
- Remarkably mood-free
- Accepting of anything and everyone
- Generous—so generous
- Just about the most pleasant, most easy-going people ever (did I mention that yet?)
My experiences with my long distance friends make me want to eat Vegemite and master the rules of the unbelievably intricate game that is cricket. Thanks to my friends, I can dream of kangaroos while eating the Tim Tams and Crown mints they toted across an ocean and from sea to shining sea. That’s no substitute for packing myself up in their suitcases, but it’ll have to suffice.
I’m thankful today for a wonderful visit, wonderful friends, the Internet (and my husband’s super-fandom for the musical group Out of the Grey) that made our relationship possible, and the Australian attitude toward holidays and travel that made a 3-week excursion to the States possible.
Now back to normal life. Crikey.