Going to Sydney is a great idea, when you have a party on down there to attend. What isn’t a great idea? Doing a drive down and back (about 12 hours each way) in the space of a weekend! It was well worth the trip, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t think I’m going to be wanting to do that trek again so quickly any time soon. I was just the passenger, and I can admit quite freely that I am rather exhausted! I don’t know how the drivers are up and functioning properly today.
There were some highlights of the drive though… a fox who decided to cross our path (though thankfully not to get run over), a stop in Scone to purchase (can you guess?) a scone… and to top it all off, at the close of what turned out to be around 13 or 14 hours of driving through excessive roadworks, small towns, and other delaying things, a traffic controller who waddled over to our car less than 30km from home to tell us that we had to stop for a while because they were sorting out some line-work on the highway. Believe it or not, that made us quite hysterical with laughter, so close as we were to our goal of bed and much needed sleep.
Was it worth it to go and see all our Sydney-based friends for a night of fun and frivolity though? You better believe it.
I very much wish there was a way to smush all of our Brisbane-based friends and Sydney-based friends into one, big, very-easy-to-access (geographically) group. Sadly, the distance is really rather a pain. Don’t you wish that teleporting and making portals to other major cities was as easy as casting a quick spell or pressing a little button? I know I do. The airline companies might not be especially happy about it, but I’m all for it. Viva-la-teleportation!
Oh, and a note about the actual picture for today. It is made in honor of a friend of mine who is hitting the big three-oh on the weekend. She likes dragons!