Friday, February 13, 2009

Beginning of Day 3: Awoken by the Rainforest

This morning at 8 a.m. I awoke thinking I was in the rain forest. Birds have been squawking SO loudly... so I decided to just succumb to their insistencey and wake up.
So anyway, after orientation yesterday, we ventured into the city of North Sydney. It was only about 1:00 pm and all of the bars were full of people, mostly middle-aged business people. We went to a restaurant with a super nice waitress and ordered burgers, which were a little different, but good. The coke, on the other hand, not so good. Then we got our bus/train/ferry passes for 3 months ($325 American for unlimited rides) and hopped on a bus back to our suburbs. Tyler and I live closest to each other, so we walked back together, getting minorly lost, which was kind of fun. He found a phone card that is $10 for 2,000 minutes to the US, so I think I will buy that today, but you can only call from landlines, so I will need to set up something to use the cell phone Stephanie left here for me.

When I got back to the house, I played Wii and Harry Potter Scene-It with the kids, and then got ready to go out with the boys. After I got ready though, I found out that Tyler wasn't going to be able to go, which would mean walking quite a ways by myself, in the rain, with no umbrella. So I opted out of that. Maybe we'll try again tonight. Not sure what the plan is for today, but I probably should get out of bed and get moving... now that the birds have finally stopped...

1 comment:

misagiz said...

So for the last couple days I've been wondering about you and how I could find out how things are going...and then just now I remembered this! Yay! Anyway, it sounds like you're settling in nicely. Your posts made me laugh which in turn made me miss you!! Enjoy your weekend! Or...I hope you ARE enjoying your weekend so far, because it's like 9 a.m. on Saturday there! Weird!