Downunder track compatition in Australia.
July 8, 2012 2:53pm CST
One week ago my daughter Grace and Heidi granddaughter flew to Australia for the international downunder Sports for Australia, New Zealand, and Hawaii for track. I can't keep track of the events she took part in but it sounds like she did pretty good. The kids that went had a chance to meet some of the kids trying out for the Olympics. One of the girls need kids to run against to get a time to turn into the committee. Heidi was allowed to run with her on the steeplechase. Two of the six girls girls dropped out at the beginning. but Heidi hung in there. If I understood her mother right She came in fourth. The girl didn't qualify.. I don't I think her mother was more excited about going than the granddaughter was since she did most of the fund raising. Heidi wasn't having much fun at first. She wouldn't fly out to the Great Barrier reef and made her mom disappointed on that. They did get to hold a koala bear and play with a kangaroo or two. They are now on their way to Hawaii, Grace is looking forward to going to visit the Arizona memorial while there. Heidi will go whether she want to or not. Some times (most of the time) She is a real little bi!!ch. Grace Did not care much for the food in Australia. She said it was very bland. She said their spaghetti tasted like spaghetti smothered with catchup. We use a good number of herbs in our cooking. I think some of it is culture shock. I hope she has a better time in Hawaii.
• United Kingdom
14 Jul 12
It is lovely to hear your daughter Grace and your granddaughter Heidi's trip to Australia for the International Down Under Sports. I think that different food can be part of a culture shock. I did self catering in Australia when I was there. I liked the food and felt happy living, traveling and working there. I had a working holiday visa for my first trip there and a tourist visa the second time that I went there. I eat a vegan diet so self catering is best for me. I found food expensive in Hawaii when I went there.