Monday, December 5, 2011

From Island to Melbourne and back again

It's a 2 1/2 hour car trip from our part of Phillip Island to inner Melbourne -- add to that two medical appointments, some shopping and lots of waiting around and I'm exhausted. Doug is too, because the concentration required to drive in heavy city traffic is considerable.

The expertise I received from my two specialist doctors was, however, worth the trip.

In between appointments, I wandered along Glenferrie Road in Malvern -- a very trendy area. I felt a bit like a fish out of water. All those 'beautiful' people; the roar of traffic; all that 'stuff'. I found myself longing for outback Queensland -- -- -.

One of the best parts of today was a conversation I had with a woman I met in the Cabrini Hospital Cafeteria. We shared many interests and spent half an hour in easy, warm conversation.

After a day in Melbourne, our arrival back on the island was like stepping into another world -- that huge expanse of bridge; all those blues and greens; and finally, a wonderful welcome home from Major, Del and Katie

Whenever we go out -- leaving the dogs at home for more than 20 minutes or so -- we give them each a huge juicy bone. Major settles on the grass to crunch and gnaw his bone, while Del sits close by guarding hers between her paws. However, Del doesn't eat her bone until we return.

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