04.30.2007 -17 °C
We decided that the first two days there, we were going to spend with the family that lived there. This was the whole reason for the trip. Huey has 2 sisters that live in Brisbane & he wanted to see them. The coolest part of this city is the public transport system. You have the option of a bus, train or ferry to get around. The best part was that it only cost $4.00 for a ticket for the ENTIRE day and you can hop from one mode of transport to another as many times as you like!! We got our tickets and got on the train/subway. I can’t remember the name of the station that we got off at but the relatives picked us up there and drove us back to their house. The day was beautiful and we all sat outside on the patio and chatted. The barbeque was fired up and we had a BIG supper of homemade Australian food.
It was the best meal we’d had so far!! We hung out there all day. They were great! We took lots of pictures of the family all together. At the end of the evening, we all said our goodbyes, which were pretty sad then headed back to the train station to catch the train back into the city. When we got back, we decided to take a few pictures in front of the city hall, which was right across the street from our hotel. As we were taking the picture, a homeless guy came over and tried to put his arm around JD so he could be in the picture too. It was pretty gross and the guy stunk like alcohol. I’m surprised that JD kept his cool and didn’t knock the guy out! It was kind of funny thou….but don’t tell him I said that! After that, it was back to the hotel and bed!