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Sunday

We spent our Sunday morning lazily about Emilia's couch watching old family videos. 6 hours of wedding video à la Corinne and Ross from the lacy, mustached early nineties.

Auntie whipped up a little lunch: just some veal-filled tortellini with bolognese sauce and then some sausage and bread, and then grapes... It may be a good time to start thinking about walking farther than between the house door and the car door.

We decided to rent a car and drive from Griffith to Melbourne. It'll be an adventure! Ross and Coreene picked us up for Aussie driving 101. After 23 years of driving on auto-pilot, it will take concentration to undo. They drive on the left and they have roundabouts instead of stop lights. The town of Griffith has exactly one stop light, a new addition in February 2010.

Ross DiSalvo Driving School
Stay left. Always look right. Heed speed limits or you'll get a booking. 50 kph in town, 80-100 in between towns. Use left blinker to exit roundabout. But remember, the blinker isn't on the left, the wipers are. Blinker is on the right. Use it always to exit roundabout or you'll get a booking, but only in New South Wales; in Victoria it's not a law.

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We stopped to switch drivers and for cappuccino and wedges: an Australian delicacy of fried potato wedges with sour cream and red chili sauce dip.

Chinese for dinner. Table for 12 please. We ran into D and Dom.

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Back to Emilia's for coffee and something sweet. We swapped engagement stories while watching Mr. Bean.

Posted by LaurendeMatt 16:00 Archived in Australia Tagged griffith

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