Australia day 26: The long haul home, 30th October 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009 12:31:03 PM
Since I'm a total wuss, and not much of a fan of rides, I stayed and looked after Elva while Gabriel and Kirsty went on all the rides, including the Ferris Wheel, the Dodgems and, well, mainly the dodgems. They had a great time, and we got about 2 or 3 hours in there before we had to head beck to pack our stuff up. We got back to Lisa and Lach's and made our final arrangements, then we had a damn fine chat with Lisa and LAch for an hour before we had to leave.
We said our fond farewells, then got the taxi to the airport, preparing ourselves for another 24 hours of travel.
Home, bed. Bloody knackered.
Oh, the flight? Yeah, it was ok:
- I played a bunch of games on the in-flight entertainment systems, including an Arkanoid clone, which was cool
- I watched Up, GI Joe: Rise of Cobra and Transformers 2. The first two were brilliant, albeit it in different ways. Transformers 2 was shit. Painful plot, and really overly long and drawn out. I was begging for it to end by the last half an hour.
- (The GI Joe film was wicked, but it has given Gabriel nightmares for a week.)
- Like the incoming flights, I ended up walking Elva round the plane aisles for about and hour or two, to tire her out enough to to back to sleep. At one point I got her to go to sleep in my arms by singing Smiths and Wonder Stuff songs to her. Super dad! ;-)
What an amazing trip. Saw some amazing things, and made some great new friends! And thanks to Lach and Lisa for being wonderful (oh, and John, Maxine, and all the other great wds folk!) We might even share some pictures of those wonderful things soon, when we can be arsed (we have about 1000 pictures to sort through).