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Wednesday, February 2

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

I can't believe I am home. We were on holiday (as the Australians and New Zealanders would say) for three weeks. Yes, three weeks. I must say I missed my Spark friends. I missed reading what everyone is up to. I had limited internet access so I couldn't do as much as I typically would do. I do want to thank McDonald's for having free WiFi at their locations in Australia and New Zealand. Bravo! Well done. I'll write more on my trip the next few days. I have so much to catch up on at home now. Until tomorrow.

PS -- I have a new adjective for myself: flatty. I am now fat and flabby. I didn't do my core exercises for the last three weeks and made bad choices for my meals.

  
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ALEXTHEHUNN 2/3/2011 8:44AM

    Glad you're back. I bet it was a marevelous adventure.

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Thursday, January 13

Thursday, January 13, 2011

We arrived in San Francisco 45 minutes early yesterday. So, we got here around 11:15 AM PST. We spent the night at The Parker House near Castro because our international connecting flight is today at 7:45 PM PST. We will arrive in Melbourne on Saturday afternoon on January 15.

We ate so well yesterday and that was to make up for no free meals on the domestic flight. I can't believe they don't serve free food on a five hour flight. You can buy meals but they were expensive!! We opted to wait until we got to SF to eat lunch. Good decision. We ate at House of Nanking for lunch and Fang for dinner. Yummy!!!

Yesterday, after lunch, we went shopping and bought a new suitcase at Macy's and lens filters for our Canon Rebel T2i camera. One of the suitcases we brought had a bummed wheel and extremely hard to pull. We wanted lens filters for protection and taking great photos. I had no idea the lens filters are so expensive. We spent over $900 for (2) uv filters; (2) polarized filters; and (1) telephoto case. We probably went to the wrong camera store in Union Square. Oh well. The camera store was near Macy's so we didn't need to go searching all over SF.

Today, we are going to our favorite dim sum restaurant in SF -- Yang Sing. I can't wait. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. We have to check out by noon today so we will leave our luggage here while we go to dim sum and explore the city.

  
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-AD-ASTRA- 1/13/2011 11:15AM

    Dang, can't believe how epensive camera stuff gets. Hope you snap some nice photos!

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Wednesday, January 12

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

This is it! Off to the airport in about an hour. Our flight is still scheduled to leave as originally planned. Woo hoo! I can't believe we are off to Australia and New Zealand for three weeks. So, my time on SP will be limited. I hope Australia and New Zealand have good free WiFi service.

Yesterday, I burned 1,500 calories, on Monday I burned 1,414 calories, and on Sunday I burned 1,460 calories. That's almost 4,000 calories for the week and my goal for the week is 3,500.

  
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ALEXTHEHUNN 1/12/2011 9:04PM

    Hope it's wonderful. Look forward to reading the details as you have time to share some.

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RAVENSTORM27 1/12/2011 10:03AM

    Have a great trip!

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Tuesday, January 11

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

One day and counting down the hours...

Today, snow is predicted. Especially for tonight. 2" to 4" is the snow advisory. That shouldn't be a problem for our travel day on Wednesday. I hope. My spouse, the ever pessimist, thinks we will not make it out tomorrow for our flight. emoticon

I'm going to the gym for the last time until we return from our trip. It will be three weeks. Wow. I know we will walk a lot in Melbourne and then we will be hiking a lot in New Zealand so I will get my cardiovascular exercises while I am on vacation.

  


Monday, January 10

Monday, January 10, 2011

Two more days...

I am mostly packed. Can you believe it? I am one of those people that must get things done in advance. I guess an overachiever. A-type personality.

Yesterday, I went to the gym and burned 1,414 calories. I also walked to the grocery store with my spouse in the afternoon. Note to self -- do not go to grocery store on Sunday afternoons! emoticon

  


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