06.06.2009 - 06.06.2009
On the home stretch – not looking forward to the air trip with Jan’s bad neck and back. Bought a head comfort/support pillow at the airport which proved a great help.
Had to spend 4 hours at Perth airport on the way – getting from the International terminal to the Domestic terminal was interesting, with not very good Qantas help or advice. Went by bus right around the boundary of the whole airport – and quite slowly. We think they need to either learn to drive like Greeks (including the Greek pilots) or from places like Los Angeles where there doesn’t seem to be much of an issue about driving across the airport and not around it, but then we guess Perth airport has to be a lot busier and more dangerous than LA airport?! But it filled in some time for us, but was a bit stressful for some of the other passengers with closer connecting flight times.
We’re not feeling too sad about the trip finishing – it’s been a fabulous, rich and long and rewarding holiday, and what more could we have wanted or expected? (And Jan says she’s not sick of living with Dave full-time and non-stop for 8 weeks!) There were a few things we may have done differently in retrospect, but nothing major. Often on shorter hols you come back feeling that you wanted and needed more, but this feels satisfying and fulfilling, and it will be great to be back home again with family and friends. And work we can cope with.
Cheers for now – til the next trip!