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Leaving on a Thursday and arriving on a Saturday is weird...it's as if we forgot Friday. Luckily on the way back we'll get our day given back to us.
Today we were met by some good friends who picked us up at the airport. We'll be staying with them until Tuesday at their home in Cronulla, a suburb to the sourth of Sydney. They have two beautiful toddlers who have enough personality and good looks to represent all of Australia. (Russel Crowe doesn't stand a chance) After settling into their home we had a chance to walk the beachs in Cronulla and had lunch at the Nun's Pool, a great resturant just off the beach. A couple of glasses of wine in the sun made the day that much better.
Kim and I walked on the beach, getting our feet a bit wet and then checked out the local shops before returning back to the house for take-away Thai food and going to bed early (the jet lag kicked in a bit).
Australians have new words and diminutives for everything. Swimming suit is a costie (short for swimming costume I was told). Instead of 'knock on wood' it's 'touch wood' when you don't want to jinx yourself. Generally I keep up, but when they start talking fast, I will often miss some of the specific phrases. The meaning never gets lost though. Australia and the US are so similar.