Thursday, December 01, 2005

Greetings from Australia

Impolitical is in Australia for a brief visit with the Impolitical husband. Business, speeches and other interesting goings on taking place. In Melbourne now. Will be travelling on to Sydney and Adelaide. First visit beyond the shores of North America.

Experienced terrible, absolutely terrible turbulence taking off from Toronto on the way to LA. Never experienced anything like it in my life. Not a big fan of flying and that didn't help! The flight from LA to Melbourne, 14.5 hours was actually not bad considering the length. Fly Qantas airlines people, business class, and you're set. Tons of room and lots to keep you occupied. Pretty comfortable "pod" like compartments contain the seats and give you lots of privacy. Enough though of my Qantas ad for now...haven't seen much of Melbourne yet, need to catch up on sleep after the loss of a day - maybe some touring around tomorrow.

Thankfully, I'll be able to keep up with the blog via laptop and hi-speed in the hotel. So I'll be watching you , even from down under. Not much in the way of North American news, just the CNN International channel and the big news of the day appeared to be that the French successfully carried out a surgical face plant. That and Bush speaking about Iraq. Ho hum, the mmore things change, the more they stay the same?

G'day from Australia everyone! Time to catch up on that lack of sleep...!