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.
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!
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.
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