Tucker and Alison arrived this afternoon after a long delay in Brisbane. They were supposed to land in Sydney before flying on to Melbourne but Sydney was experiencing an unusual heavy fog this morning and all flights were delayed or diverted. So they went to Brisbane and sat on the tarmac for 4 hours before flying back to Sydney and then on to Melbourne. They came through the customs/baggage claim gate shortly after 2 PM and I was so happy to see them.

After getting them settled into the apartment and feeding them, we went for a short walk along the Yarra River. Jim was home when we returned and we four were happy to be together again.


Tucker, Alison and Jim enjoying drinks and appetizers on the balcony.

It was a delightful evening here so we enjoyed beverages and an Australian cheese tray on the balcony, watching the sunset. After dinner, Tucker and Alison thought they were up for a walk so we headed out for a stroll on Chapel Street. When we returned we celebrated their birthdays which were in the past few weeks. This is when we discovered that we had no matches for the birthday candles on the cake! They were good sports and pretended to blow out the candles!


Double birthday celebration with Alison and Tucker.

It is a tough flight to get here and they managed to be sociable until about 8 PM – pretty good since they really cannot figure out when they last slept! Hopefully they won’t be up at 2 AM! Each day will get easier and we plan to keep them very busy so they cannot think about being jet lagged!

For those of you who don’t know our family, Tucker is our oldest son and Alison is his bride! As you can imagine, we having been looking forward to their visit and sharing Australia with them.

Contest update: The contest is now closed. We thank the 10 people who submitted names and we will announce the winner(s) shortly.

G’Day Mates!


8 comments on “Guests!

  1. says:

    So glad they finally made it! Such a long flight, anyway. Delays are always a drag. I know it was hard for you to wait for them to get there! I hope the jet lag passes quickly and you all have a great time together!!!

  2. Sally says:

    Nice to see you all together! Nice to have them checking out all the airports ahead of us. Have some great adventures!

  3. jeannie says:

    I saw the fog in Sydney on the news this morning–on the Today show! It REALLY must have been a BIG deal! Glad y’all are together. Have fun.

  4. Joanie says:

    Glad to hear Tucker and Alison arrived safely! Enjoy your time with them. According to the Today Show, Australia is the best place to live!

    All is well here. Carole and I have and 2 great weekends with our daughters. Two weeks ago Carole, Sharon, and I were in South Haven, and this past weekend Carole and I spent time with Kate at her townhouse in Arlington Heights and then in downtown Chicago. (You probably already knew this since she posted pictures.)

    Enjoy your time together!

  5. Carl and Nan Oster says:

    Glad for their safe arrival, and hope the jet lag doesn’t effect your plans to much. Give them our best. Love to all.

  6. Gayle horton says:

    Say hi to Alison (niece) love to all. So glad they r finally with u in the land of beauty. Love auntie Gayle & uncle geoff

    • marjirob says:

      Hi Gayle, Thanks for your comment and I passed on your “hi” to Alison. We are thrilled that she and Tucker are here and look forward to our days together. Hope all is well with you.

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