Australian Update from the Grants
Wednesday was our “off” day and we went and ‘hung’ with the kids. We took Sally and Sydney to the Sydney Aquarium, and then we all went to grab some dinner. Then we brought Sally back to the apartment and the girls went to sleep, and Andy and I ventured back out.
In fact, we were attempting to hail a cab when the person next to me handed me free theatre tickets for that moment. So we turned back and walked the 2 blocks to the theatre and enjoyed an excellent Stephen Sondheim show called “Company.”
Thursday was time for Firewalking, which was absolutely extraordinary. Read the full account here: Fire walking.
I called my mum (Nana) to check in and let her know we were all right (we were “right” as they say here down under) and when I mentioned firewalking, she laughed and said, “What’s next? Laying on a bed of nails?”
Hmmm, I hadn’t thought of that. We’ll see.
Friday was the final day of the conference – Lynne McTaggart was the speaker (from the movie “What the Bleep – Down the Rabbit Hole” and author of “The Field” and “The Intention Experiment”). She was excellent and we even participated in a live quantum physics experiment with the University of Arizona Research Center.
We also got to practice some telepathic exercises, which was quite a trip. We partnered up with someone (Andy and I happened to sit together in a way that made us partners for the exercise). First, I was to think of a simple concept, like love or peace or joy. Then we set the intention that I would send it and he would receive it, then we would see what he “got.”
For the first one, I was thinking “sticky” and he got the “hunny pot” from Winnie the Pooh.
Andy and I were spot on for all except 1, where I was thinking of bubbles and he was thinking of a wooden stick. Go figure.
Friday night was the black tie gala, which was lovely, and then Saturday (after checking out of the Intercontinental and rejoined the kids & Penny at the apartment) we got up early to go on an all-day wine tour of the Hunter Valley region. We found some great wines, and bought about 9 bottles. Yum yum, I wonder how many will actually make it back to Colorado?
Sunday we took a cab to North Sydney to attend Unity church again, and then we met up with a new associate of Andy’s (got started just the night before in Andy’s home-based business) who lives within walking distance of the church. After we had lunch with him, we headed back to the apartment for nap time.
While the kids napped, Andy and I dashed over to the Sydney Fish Market, which was a real treat – I really missed having access to heaps of ultra-fresh seafood. We bought a ton of stuff for a seafood feast dinner – mussels, barramundi (Australian fish, very yum), and huge tiger prawns. Then we took Sally to the amusement park called Luna Park.
She met a little friend there named Dakota – just about 6 months older than Sal – and they really hit it off. We stayed until the park closed, and then cabbed it back to the apartment (driven by a software engineer who was having his very first day as a cab driver. Andy suggested that he consider an alternative way to make money…and gave the guy his card.)
We did have one concern about Sally – it seemed as though she was having some regression on this trip (3 potty accidents in 1 day) but we suspect she may have a bladder infection, so we are pumping some water and cranberry juice into her to see if we can knock it out quick.
Well, I think that brings things up to speed. More to come….