Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Bryce gave me the scenic tour of Brisbane yesterday. We walked around the lovely City Botanic Gardens, which included an actual mangrove, and drove up into the hills of Mt. Coot-tha, the highest point in the city. After taking in the panoramic view, we navigated toward a large scholastic-gothic building we had seen on a hill. It was private school, and seemed extremely upper-crust. As we pulled up to the main buildings and stopped to take pictures, a security guard came by and informed us that this was private property and suggested that we move along. From there Bryce drove to an old cemetery, located along hillsides with spectacular views.

We ended our perambulations downtown at the Anglican Cathedral, which has the distinction of being a brand-new gothic style church. The spires were just completed this year, in fact.

There were several sets of fireworks planned for bringing in the New Year, but I was feeling hot, tired, and sticky, and so we stayed home. Bryce fired up his grill and cooked lamb steaks, eggplant, sweet potato, and summer squash. Everything was delicious and we washed it down with yet more shiraz (regular and sparkling). I fell asleep around 10pm watching a replay of Aussie Rules Football. Guess I'm getting old. Happy 2009!

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