One of the most exciting aspects of our trip to Australia was we already had friends in Melbourne! Well Beth did at least… She had the amazing opportunity to student teach for a semester in Melbourne three years ago. It was an amazing experience for her and I have to admit I was jealous. I was stuck back in Indiana finishing up my undergrad. We had been dating for two years when she visited. Anyway, now I know why she had such a great experience. All the people she stayed with and met were so welcoming and fun! Now I have some Australian friends too!
One of the families was even nice enough to let us stay with them. Thank you Margot and Wayne! It was a really great experience to get a local view of the area and extremely fun chatting with them. I learned a lot of things that I would have not on a typical vacation, like inside scoop on the city, politics, daily life, and so much more. They even made me a fan of Australian Rules Football, (footy). It is a fun sport to watch and I will have to figure out a way to watch it back in the USA.