After dinner, we moved to the pub side of the bistro and played a few games of pool! I managed to squeeze a drink out of one of the locals! It was pretty funny.
After a drink or two at the pub, we walked over to the mexican restaurant to finish our night with a Corona, a little taste of home. By the end of the night, there were only about 8 of us left!
I slept in this morning and took a bike ride after breakfast. I took the road down to the river and followed the bike/walking trail along the river for a few kilometers and headed home. It was by far the best bike ride I've taken since I've been here. In the next few weeks, I plan to take my camera with me to take pictures of the area around where I am staying.
I came home to a nice lunch consisting of turkish bread and various lunch meats and cheeses. After lunch, I remembered that I was out of underwear and needed to do my laundry...I'm glad I remembered. After finishing two loads and hanging up my clothes, I was asked if I wanted to go for a drive.
Domenic, my host, and I walked out to the garage where he asked if I wanted to drive. Who me? On the wrong side of the road? Sure, why not! At first, it was as if I had never driven before. What the hell am I supposed to do. The thought of learning how to drive again was racing through my head. STAY ON THE LEFT, STAY ON THE LEFT, STAY ON THE LEFT. It really wasn't that hard, but I had to think about making turns, especially going right crossing over traffic.
I started off driving to the Bairnsdale Oval to watch some of the local cricket competition but unfortunately they were in the middle of tea break. We then left to go to the other oval in town to kick around the Aussie Rules football. It wasn't as easy at it looked and there was definitely a technique involved. After a while I got the hang of it. We then got out the boomerang. We weren't so successful with this. In fact we never even succeeded.
It was time to head back to the Bairnsdale Oval to watch cricket. I parked the car along the fence, facing the field and watched from the comfort of the car. Only in Australia! We were happy to see a few wickets and a couple of fours but we weren't able to see any sixes.
I'm home now for the rest of the day. I think I'm going to start some work to get up to speed for next week.