Monday, December 05, 2011

Christmas in Oz

Hi everybody! We're in Brisbane, finally ready to settle down for a little while. We are spending Christmas with Connect 4.

They celebrate Christmas in the summer in Australia, which is kind of funny. It's really cold here! Sometimes it drops below 20 C! We'll be in Brisbane, or  Brissie, as the locals call it for a while which should be fun as there's a really nice park here and town is about a two minute walk away, not a hour long bus ride. I'm happy about getting back to civilization but also a little sad at the thought of this leg of the journey being done.

I'll miss the happy, simple island people who we spent so much time with in Fiji and Vanuatu. On the islands when anyone saw you they would stop, smile, and ask your name. Here, every one rushes by you with a frown on their face. Brisbane seems like a really nice place and I hope I'll be able to go to school here. A bunch of my friends are going to be living here on their boats which'll be cool. I'm happy to be here and I intend to make the most of it.

Merry Christmas!

3 comments:

Doug and Carla Scott said...

Hope you enjoy your Christmas in Oz and that you get to go to school. That would be perfect - except for the cold weather!

Jessica said...

Welcome down under Maia:)I hope you enjoy your Xmas here, it tends to get pretty warm up in QLD at this time of year, but its nice. Dont let the frowns get you down at this time of year.Just simle at them, you might make people feel a little happier:)

Diane, Evan and Maia said...

Thank-you Carla and Doug, and Jessica. I am having fun. I went to the art museum and saw a Christmas Parade--I'm getting excited about Christmas.