Adelaide - The land of me childhood!
Trip Start Jan 20, 2008
53Trip End ??? ??, 2010
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i'm in Adelaide with my Mum, we are having a lovely ladies trip and are re-visiting all the places of my childhood! it's been 17 years since we left here and moved to Denver - a lot's changed, things seem way smaller and everything seems harsh - baked by the record number hot days of an uncharacteristicly long summer, yet just another dry year in a decade of drought. The city is anticipated to run out of water by 2009. Run out of water! that seems unreal, yet after seeing the pervasive dryness and faded look of everything, could be right on. Good thing i am doing my part by not showering. Just kidding. Mostly.
We spent our days walking all over this city, spotting names and places that bring the memories rushing back and reliving stories and adventures and sweet moments. Our favorites were friday evenings when Mum and my sisters and i would ride the train down the hill from our house in Blackwood and meet up with my Dad after work for dinners in the international market, and he would run us into all these asian grocery stores looking for ingredients for his famous Laksa - a delishious maylasian noodle soup with coconut and peanut broth, MMM
Mums and i took the train up the hill and spent an afternoon walking all over hilly Blackwood, back to my kindergarten and my tiny elementary school!!! Up and down the crazy hills of the infamous Melton street that we'd walk to school every day - Amy and Nancy you know what i'm talkin about! can't wait till you see the pic's!! It seemed kinda like nothing to my grown up legs. It's no wonder i was such a runner - these killer hills all over the place, and i was too impatient to walk them so i always ran every where. Stopped by 54 Gulfview Road, the house i grew up in! Then spent the evening up the street at the Fuller's with Robyn and Stan and James - i spent my entire childhood playing with Stuart and James, they were my buddies/partners in neighborhood petty crime and fortmaking. I distinctly remember sitting in the top of our fort in the pine tree and holding a giant branch out to feel the power lines. you could feel them pulse - what a Smart kid i was!! S.M.A.T SMAT! Mum and Rob were best buds, and it was so so good to see them pick right up where they left off after all this time. I can't wait to do that in 2 years with all of you my dear friends!!! AWWW AIN'T THAT SWEET!
Now i've run out of internet time, isn't that always the way!
G'day me mates!