Friday, December 9, 2011

Slowly Wrapping Up Darwin

This week went by so fast! And it has hit me my time here is coming to an end. Elissa will be here in 5 days!!! Crazy :) I taught all week this week, once again, and then I got Friday off! School is going well, and I am happy next week is our last week. It will be filled with fun and spending some quality time with my students. I look forward to being more laid back around them and having more fun! They are a great group of kids, and I am glad I have gotten to know them all. They have tested me and pushed me, and I have learned a lot from them! That was what this trip was all about! Learning some great tools I can use in the classroom while experiencing an entirely new culture. I am happy it has been a successful time.

Malau hanging out in the bag, relaxing :)
Whatcha got in there??
This week I found out one of our cats, Malau, loves to sit in reusable bags! Haha. If you put him in there he just lounges and will not get out. Kaye has put him in a bag before and taken him places, and he doesn't even move! No one knows she has a cat with her then, and he can travel around with her! It is so cute :) The animals here are cracking me up and making me want an animal of my own!!! Sofia has him in the bag on the right, and you couldn't even tell!

We went out to eat at the Trailer boat club (Kaye and Rogers country club thing they are part of) this week, and saw this real news headline. There have been a few sightings of crocodiles outside of where they are expected to be. Always what I want to hear! :/ The other day a crocodile was right near the beach and it snatched a pet dog right off the beach! It was in the news, and I found out from people that they often see crocs when walking their dogs on the beach! They just stalk the animals and wait until they get the chance to grab them. It is so sad. But I guess it is common in Darwin. Today they found a crocodile in Rapid Creek which is a creek that is in a populated area slightly near where we live. It is so crazy to hear stuff like that.

This morning I went to see Kaye's class at the Water Gardens, and then I headed back home. I went for a run, and then talked with Dave on skype. After that productiveness I my day went downhill from there. Now I am just being lazy, but it is actually quite nice to relax and have a low key day before all the traveling that is coming up in a week!

 This weekend Sofia and Carlee are gone in Bali, so I am having a weekend in Darwin with my host family. Tomorrow morning we are going to Maningrida with Roger and Ron on a 6 seater airplane. It is an isolated aboriginal town, and Ron has a job there. Roger and I are tagging along for the ride because there were 2 open seats, and we are going to walk around, explore, and see the area. Roger said not really anyone can say they have been to this small town, so I am excited to see such a unique place! I am also excited for the plane ride. I have never been in such a small plane, and it flies lower to the ground, so I will be able to see the scenery! It should be a cool experience :) I will post about it Sunday!

Other than that, my weekend is empty. I am not sure what I will end up doing, but I am hoping something else will come up. It will be nice to have a laid back weekend before Elissa gets here and it gets very busy! I am so so so excited to travel and be busy with Elissa!!! We are planning to snorkel, white water raft in the jungle, go to a beach island off of Cairns, go to a Harry Potter exhibit in Sydney, go to the Taronga Zoo in Sydney, possibly do the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, etc. On Christmas we are planning on going to a beach all day! First time I can say I will spend my Christmas in a swimsuit in the sun!

I hope everyone is enjoying the weather there. I do miss the cold weather that I associate with the holidays, but I think I will get sick of it pretty quickly once I am home! haha Enjoy your weekends, and I will post on Sunday about mine!


 P.S. Below are just some gorgeous sunset shots I couldn't get enough of! Love the sunsets here :)

1 comment:

  1. Excellent! It's great to hear about your trip hannah :) It sounds like you are living a special time of your life right now. Love every day! So happy for you.