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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Bugger! My Australian adventure is almost over

A little bit of Aussie Fashion Sense

I've been in Australia since September 5, and tomorrow I head back to the US. It has been a wonderful experience, filled with beautiful scenery, a truly cosmopolitan city (Sydney), a visit to villages in the Blue Mountains and best of all a wonderful visit with my son Scott and daughter-in-law Barbara. Last Sunday I gave a presentation about Writers' Tricks of the Trade to Partners in Crime, the Sydney chapter of the international mystery writers' organization Sisters in Crime. This was a great group, and I really enjoyed meeting mystery writers from another continent.
Me with my son Scott at the Government House in Circular Quay
We've taken ferries, buses, walked...walked...walked and taken in an awful lot in a short time. It is amazing how fast fifteen days passes. Luckily I was able to book a direct flight from Sydney to Los Angeles on Virgin Australia, so the trip back is just around 14 hours. I'm not sure why, but it was 15 hours from L.A. to Sydney. I found Virgin Australia to be an excellent airline and would certainly fly with them again. One of the advantages of taking a "red-eye" is that I slept a good portion of the trip. The return leaves at 10 a.m. so that may not be the case on the way back.

I will write more when I'm back on my own computer, probably Wednesday, because I'm pretty sure I'll be jet-lagged tomorrow. After all, I arrive back home before I leave Sydney due to the time difference.



Playing like BatGirl at Paddy's Market in Sydney/Hay Market

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