Now we were stuck in our seats with a stinky baby and a cup of vomit. Thankfully I packed extra clothes for Lizzy and we decided to go to the bathroom and change her, but we didn’t know what to do with the vomit. We were too embarrassed to hand it to a flight attendant…
On our last day we ditched the pram, packed our bathers, and decided to go walkabout at Bondi Beach. It was a beaut beach and looked much like our California beaches, but the water seemed clearer. We had a relaxing lunch overlooking the water and then walked along a trail at the oceans edge watching the shark biscuits.
Now, I know what you’re wondering and, yes, I already looked up 42 Wallaby Way, and no it doesn’t exist. Well, 42 Wallaby Circuit does exist AND has an orthodontist. That guy had better have an aquarium in his office.
We took the opportunity to pet wallabies one last time and we finally got to see the wombat awake who looks suspiciously like the ROUSes (rodents of unusual size) from the Princess Bride.
Once the ceremony ended I went to the front of the War Memorial to be let in. Unknowingly, I ended up getting trapped into an area where Prince Charles and Camilla were going to walk by. That would have been very exciting if the weather had been nicer, but it was awful, so I was just irritated to be stuck there.
I timidly asked, “What’s a Huntsman?” Becky answered, “They are huge! My Dad once found one in the house and he tried to catch it with a 4 liter (1 gallon) ice cream container, but the legs didn’t fit!”
They seem to regard the kangaroos as pests that get into their gardens and eat their plants. When I mentioned that I was dying to hold a koala one woman responded, “You know they smell, right?” But we also learned this week that there are no squirrels in Australia and some Australians are just as excited about squirrels as we are about kangaroos. What?!
Despite the exhaustion, these walks are a lot of fun. The stroller group also does a walk specifically for toddlers called Toddlers Toddlin’. The hike leader said, “We can guarantee that all of the toddlers will be put down to walk together, but we can’t guarantee that they will all go in the same direction.”
Oh yea, and we went out tonight to have tea (with real glass cups and saucers) and two older women just had to come over and tell me I had a beautiful “hubs and bubs.” As in, Chris and Lizzy are cute. He was holding her and playing with her at the time. They twice mentioned how cute Chris is. Slutty old ladies.
Once we arrived Chris had to figure out how to drive on the opposite side of the road. That was a harrowing experience. I had to keep exclaiming, “Stay left, stay left!” And Chris kept turning on the windshield wipers when he meant to hit the blinker. But he gets better every day.