Saturday, June 2, 2012

Vist from Mother Dear

Henry's mom, Nancy, came out to visit for a few days and we all had a great time. She stayed with us a couple of nights, and spent a couple of nights at the Westin in the CBD (central business district). One of the days, Nancy, I, Scott, and Courtney met Henry for lunch at a place called Friends of Mine. It was delicious! Nancy wanted to get a dessert, but was really full so we decided to go back the next day. You didn't have to twist my arm. We ate a late brunch and Nancy made sure not fill her self up so she could get desert. It was wonderful!

While Henry was at work we went to the Ian Potter Centre which was the first gallery dedicated exclusively to Australian art. We took a 1 hour free tour around the gallery with a very knowledgeable tour guide. After that, she went to Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), which showcases film, television, video games, video and digital media. They offer many things that are hands-on, such as playing video games, doing a voice over, and much more. That evening we all met for dinner at Oriental Teahouse for some yummy food, and great tasting tea whether it was hot or cold.

Henry and I took her down to Brighton Beach to hang out for a few hours since it was such a nice day. Brighton Beach is a popular beach town, and one of the main tourist attractions are the 82 brightly colored bathing boxes that run along the beach. They are all same size, scale, same building materials, and they have no service amenities such as water or electricity. Basically they are your own personal beach storage unit (if you have the money to afford one). It shelters you from the sun, you can store your surfboards, chairs, change in and out of your swimsuit, whatever you can think of, stored right at the beach. No more lugging things back and forth. Boy, wouldn't that be nice!

Here we are doing a video chat with Lisa.

On the train to Brighton Beach, picture time!

Here are some of the bathing boxes.

You can see the city skyline from the beach.

Although she was only here for a short time, it was nice to spend those days with her.

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