Saturday, June 7, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
We had mostly good flights home, only experiencing some rough turbulence on the way to LA, and we got through customs relatively easy. It was also great to be greeted by Darryl on our arrival in Brisbane.
I would like to take this time to once again thank District 5550, DG June, Myrna, our host familes, host clubs and all our wonderful new friends for such a fantastic experience. Your hospitaltiy and friendship was priceless and we all had a fantastic time - THANK YOU! I would also like to thank our district, District 9600, for giving us all this opportunity and allowing us to represent our District. I am sure from the blog that you can see we have had a brilliant time!
Although I am sure I will miss Canada (especially on Tuesday when I go back to work!!), it is nice to be home with my family and unpacking and finding all of my new goodies!
Have a great time in BC Lisa, and New York Matt! Thanks again to all of our new friends, we look forward to seeing you "Down Under" soon! Bec
Thursday, June 5, 2008
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
It was a great night and have us an opportunity to say good by to some friends!
In a few hours we will be off to the airport. Bob, Bec and Hilda are off home, Lisa is off to BC to meet Jess and I am off to New York. It's been a great time and we have made many new friends, I think we are all looking forward to the break. Though won't take long for us to want to be back in Canada!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
The Pisew falls and the other amazing natural wonders of Canada are fantastic.
Soon it will be time to leave Canada. How time flies when you are having the time of your life. To Fred and the kids I will be home soon. Nohonga kite mamao.
SI - GSE Team member
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Thought I would add a few more photos of our journey as they really do speak a thousand words and depict the wonderful time we are having. (These are much better to view than my face pulling as well! Am sure my mum will be proud of me!). How fantastic is the photo of Hilda - it's great! Sorry I haven't written any comments about the photos, I am still working out that bit of technology!!
I went and visited a mine site this morning and meet up with the head of OH&S training (Risk Management), very interesting when you are dealing with 10s of people over a km underground compared to our OH&S training were a paper cut is a serious problem! Again it was great to talk to people with similar jobs to me, and find out we are having the same challenges as back home. I then meet up with a heavy Earth machinery contracting company that crushes gravel for roads and for the local nickel mine. I was taken to a quarry and given a tour, though they wouldn’t let me near the explosives….
In responses to Bec’s critique of my dancing I thought I did a great job, considering I didn’t know what I was doing, and just trying to do it like everyone else, while Bec sat down and watched eating dessert!!!
We are getting used to very patch mobile coverage, they don’t have anything like Telstra’s Next G network (gratuitous plug) over here. So we are looking forward to Thursday when we should hit coverage, and meet up with many of the people we have meet on our journey so far!
Anyway we’ve had so much fun over here and have plenty more to come, here are some photos!
Ukrainian Catholic Chapel in Dauphin
Bec and Lisa in the Legislator building in Winnipeg-singing the National Anthem
Bob at the Cell Phone (Mobile Phone) olympics - doing his bit for Queen and country
The team at Clearwater Lake view where the ice had pilled up.
Me at the Lake!
Bob, going horse riding....
Lisa at Pisew Falls