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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Monday, 6th August

Monday, 6th August, 2012

We landed on the Gold Coast. 
Jetstar are terrible, as always ! 

We dropped our bags at Phillip`s house for a while until we could 
get into the condo at 1 pm checkin. 

Above: June bought some wine and some beer - very kind of her. 
Below: Chikako was offering a treat to Jam, Phillip`s dog. 

Monday, we checked in at Currumbin Sands Resort, then we went shopping for groceries, etc.

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 On Tuesday, 7th August, 2012 we drove to Brisbane City to get June. 

Above: We went to The Gap Tavern for a wonderful 1st lunch together. 

Below: June and Sam; not the best-ever photo.  

A butcher bird happened by to say, "Hello" 

After luncheon, we took a long-overdue trip to Toowong Cemetary
to catch up with the rels. 

 Foreground are Wests I knew, background are Wests I didn`t know. 
All a little bit overgrown, I need to come and tidy things up. 

 The black wattle tree growing out of the family graves looks kinda cool, methinks.
From the dead something lives......

After that, we went to meet Geoff & Andie for a finger-food dinner. 
They are wonderful friends, Sam`s Godparents, and perfect hosts. 
Of course Andie meet Chikako in Koriyama, but it was the first time
for her and Geoffrey to meet. 
She `n Geoffrey hadn`t seen Sam and Dec for 12 years almost
Although I did stay with them in March, 2012 when I was in town. 

After that, we drove back to the Gold Coast. 
Quite an exhausting day, fun though.