Family History

Trip Start Jul 30, 2006
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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

We were up early, because Bart wanted to get to the National Archives when they opened.  Unfortunately we didn't get there until about 10.  We couldn't find the 222 bus once we arrived in the city.  No problem we took the train and walked over.  We spent all day researching, we will be returning tomorrow, because they needed time to pull the documents for us.  I meet a few Ladies that told us to go to the new State Library of Queensland that only opened 10 days ago. 
Around 2PM, we decide there wasn't much more we could do at the Archives.  By this time we were starving.  We decided to head back to the city, but as we got closer to the train station we noticed the train pull away.  We asked someone that just got off the train if they could recommend somewhere we could eat and what does he say "McDonald's".  We had no interest in eating there, so we looked around some more.  We find a Chinese place, Thai, just we just left Thailand and need a little break from that, Pizza Hut, and finally a fish and chip place, perfect we thought.  Just the other day Sabrina said we should go and get some fish and chips.  Bart ordered a meal for $4.20 which came with a piece of fish, chips, scallops, and desert.  I ordered a piece of cod.  It was huge, but so good.  Once we had our food, we decide to head back to the train station, but wouldn't you know it we missed it again.  When we were walking for food we noticed the 222 bus that goes into Brisbane and decided we would take the bus, but when we arrived at the stop we had a 50 minute wait.    They told us they have a wonderful family history section.  I must say they are correct, we have been here for about 4 hours so far and I think they might kick us out.  After sitting around for 2 hours I asked if they had Internet to try to get caught up on the blog.  Nothing interesting today to write about.  So we just decided to wait and eat there and again headed back to the train, we caught that one and headed to the new library.
The library is located right on the river and beautiful.  For a while I sat at the window and just looked out at the city.  As I sat there a few river boats cruised down the river, just beautiful.  I couldn't wait to get out of the library and go on a cruise.  But that didn't happen.  Bart found so much information we stayed until closing 8PM.  The ladies we met earlier where correct.  From the South Brisbane station we headed back to the city to from the bus to take us back to Nadia and Luke's.  We had a wait the bus didn't leave until 9PM.  We were getting hungry and thirsty.  Nothing seemed to be open a few bars here and there, but all we did was want a store.  Finally the bus arrived, it was about a 30 minute ride, but we finally made it back home.  We were there for a few minutes talking to Luke about the past few days, because we haven't seen him and Nadia walked in the house.  She got out of work very early.  We talked for a while, then remembered we were still hungry.  Since it was getting late, I decided to make us grilled tuna fish sandwiches and had some left over yummy broccoli salad.
I called it a nice around 10:30PM, but Bart was still in research mode.  He didn't make it to bed until 12:30.

Travel Tips:
National Archives of Australia
All reference inquiries
Tel: 1300 886 881
(Overseas callers: 61 2 6212 3900)
Fax:1300 886 882
(Overseas callers: 61 2 6212 3999)
TTY: (02) 6212 3689

PO Box 7425
CANBERRA BC
ACT 2610
 
 
 
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