Tuesday, February 26, 2008

One thing I've always taken for granted...

Internet. NEVER take it for granted. Here in Tasmania it is unBELIEVABLY expensive... right now I am paying a dollar for 9 minutes of internet. AND... there is nowhere for me to upload pictures. So... unfortunately... I will not be telling you what I have been doing in Tasmania until I am at a place where I can post pictures...
because honestly, the pictures would make the post SO much better. I will tell you a bit though.

Tasmania is still beautiful. I mean, I have been traveling ALL over with this tour, and EVERYWHERE you go, there is something beautiful to look at! Mountains, rainforests, waterfalls, beaches, even the picturesque towns... it's fantastic.

The weather on the last couple of days has been MUCH better by the way. Not too hot, not too cold, it's been in the 70's (farenheit) and it is PERFECT.

Oh, and the tour I have been on has been wonderful. We've seen SO much, and I've taken SO many pictures, so you guys will have an eyeful when they are all uploaded. Also you'll have a lot to read, since I'll have to talk about 5 days of tasmania. I'm going to write down notes so hopefully I don't forget anything but man I wish I could upload the pictures now!

Anyhow, I guess I will explain the whole snake bit. Hah, it's actually funny... Karen and Cliff and Alissa and I were sitting in the grass under a tree... suddenly I felt something bite me on my back and it (of course) scared me so I may have jumped out of my skin just a BIT. Turned out, Alissa was playing with a rubber snake, and stretching it and accidetnally let go so it snapped on my back. That is the closest I have come to seeing a wild snake in Australia :( But, 2 people saw 2 different snakes on our hike yesterday! Not me though. Sigh. Now for your trivia for the day... Tasmania only has 3 varieties of snakes, and ALL of them are poisonous.

OK guys, I must be off since I am running out of time and I still have to do a bit of internet research... but I would like to welcome Elana to our little group :) She seems to have taken the place of Cheryl who doesn't seem to find it IMPORTANT to comment on my blog anymore! Cheryl, what's up? I need to feel the love of ALL my sisters. Stacy has an excuse, Vegas and Sickness, but what is yours? And don't say bunnies!


Bye for now!

11 comments:

Dad said...

Looking forward to seeing pictures and hearing more about Tasmania. Have you met any interesting people?
Glad to hear the weather has improved. Hope it stays that way for the duration of your stay.
Beware of those killer rubber snakes.

lisah0822@comcast.net said...

hahahaha!! bunnies! HA! too busy with your bunnies cheryl??

mom told me about the "snake" incident. very funny!!

have you seen any Tasmanian devils yet?? ;-)

also, have you seen any wild dingo's since you've been in oz?

can't wait to see pics from this trip.

Cheryl said...

Bah. So I don't comment for a few posts and you get all huffy?? Sorry, I'll remember to post my daily "I miss Karen!" posts. *lol* Seriously.. I just commented on your last post.. I just haven't had anything good to say! At least you GET comments. Hardly anyone but mom and lisa comment on MINE :P

PMH said...

I told Cheryl that she was supposed to reply to you, but she said she couldn't be bothered. LOL But don't worry, mom will always be here for you...Can't wait to see those pictures! Kaz told me that Tasmania was the best place to live for perfect weather, and I could deal with only 3 types of snakes (what about spiders?). But it sounds like it is more expensive...Ah well...can't have everything, huh?

And yes, dear Cheryl, I reply to your posts but do you respond? NO! And you never call me either!

reubenbri said...

NINE dollars a minute Wow. That reminds me I have some 5 terabyte Word documents on a website can you proofread them for me? :)

Lisah0822 said...

WELL, since you and cheryl have a blog, i had to get one too :-)

http://asil-mcfrazzle.blogspot.com/

stacy122982 said...

PS...Just in case you haven't been able to keep tabs with American Idol, I will inform you that hotty, Michael Johns, an australian, is in the top 20.
The result show is tonight, and he didn't do such a great job on Tuesday, so keep your fingers crossed that he will make it another round!!

PS...Did you know J Lo had her twins? A boy and a girl

Matthew said...

Bunnies are a damned good excuse btw, well that and 4 kids, 5 if you count me. Hope all is well.

Karen said...

Bunnies are NEVER an excuse! But I guess 5 kids is a good enough excuse. And the internet was actually 9 minutes for a dollar Reuben, not 9 dollars for a minute. If it was 9 dollars a minute, you guys would see the retirement of this site pretty quickly let me tell you!

Nicola said...

Holla! I was in vegas too! That was my excuse but now i am BACK!

Nicola said...

ps how do i get a cool pic like you and lisa next to my name....jealous