Between Trips In Perth... Again!
Trip Start Aug 20, 2008
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After what seemed like about 5 days of travel, I touched back down in Perth having travelled from Houston through Dallas Fort Worth, LAX and Sydney, crossing the international date line and having a body that is now completely confused about what time it's supposed to be!
I made it back to the house after a ridiculously long wait for baggage at the airport - over 1/2 an hour before bags even began to come through the carousel - and then a long wait for a taxi as well... Grumpy?!? Moi?!? Nah!
I got a hell of a welcome from Jasper who I was pleased to find out still recognised me and didn't think I was a burglar...
We headed off to the Oval for a nice long walk and for once in his life he didn't want to stray too far away from me. I'm sure that'll change quick enough once he's used to having me home again.
We had to wait until a bit later on before Sophie got off work for the day, but I'm pleased to say I got a great welcome from her as well! My body still wasn't sure what time it was, or where I was to be honest, but I managed to keep going until late evening before crashing out.
The week has been flying by, with lots of work to do to catch up on the time I've been away travelling, as well as arrangements for heading off to China next week (yep - no rest for the wicked!)
I've been well and truly back into the touch rugby, with games on Tuesday (UWA / Moto finals which we won!), Wednesday (Southern Touch / Beer Monsters, a narrow 7-5 loss) and Thursday (Rosalie / OAP's which we won I think 8-4) - gonna miss the UWA league as that's finished for now, but we have our traditional wrap up night out coming up on the 15th which'll be good!
The weekend was excellent, with the Def Leppard concert on Friday night and then we (Sophie, Jack, Meike and I) travelling up to Lancelin on Saturday morning for Jack and I to enjoy our presents from Sophie of 'The Hummer Experience...'
A chance to be learn about and be driven in original Hummers cars - at speeds of up to 150km/hour around the sand dunes there... Needless to say it was a real rush and lots of fun!
Because of work travel, I'm going to miss the Beer Monsters game on Wednesday, but I'll be back for the OAP's game on Thursday (as long as my body lets me after all the travel!)
The trip went really well, and despite being shattered, I made it back in time for the touch game on Wednesday night and we had a great on - winning 12-6, followed up the next night by a 12-3 win with the OAP's...
A relaxing weekend was called for and now it's just time to get ready for Ross's arrival on Wednesday into Perth! Hopefully there'll be time for touristy things in between working and drinking! Heh, heh, heh...