So I made it off the plane and my siblings were there to welcome me. It's always wonderful to see familiar faces after 15 hours!! We headed to our little flat (small apartment) that Danielle rented for the week. Australia and especially Melbourne has great public transportation. It reminds alot of Europe. There are trains and buses and you can easily get around without a car. Which we have done. Of course the australia definition of a walk is a lot longer then the American version.
We walk a mile each way to the tennis stadium each day so it's 2 miles easy a day. No complaints cause the walk is really pretty although mostly uphill :(. Seeing the tennis live is amazing. I was surprised to find out how absolutely quite it is between the tennis points and everylittle sound can be heard. So if you're watching the Australian open and you hear a baby crying..it's likely it's Caden. I had to dash out several times cause doesn't he know you can't cry during the rallys!!
Aussie are huge into sun protection and saving water. Danielle informed me that australia is one of the driest continents and they are in a drought. there's tons of advertisements to cut back, reduce reuse, recycle (thanks Jack Johnson). Another thing that is cute in Australia is they have coffee houses or cafe right alot the street and you can sit and grap something to eat or drink really quick.
Everyone says Caden is soo cute and he has been such a trooper. The first few nights were really real hard with him not falling asleep an less he was was being held. He's adjusted by now to the time difference just in time for us to go back....