Our first order of business when we landed: a run.We were super jet lagged but thought some fresh air and exercise might help stretch out our legs and get our brains in the right time zone. BTW the Brisbane hills are no joke. These inclines combined with heat and jet lag might have slowed us down just a tad…Despite our slow pace, this was a fantastic run because this lovely collection of street furniture was waiting for me within the first mile. Brisbane must have known I was coming.Other than our morning runs, most of our time here has been spent hanging out with Anthony’s fam. Including this cute bunch!
Anthony’s mom and sister have cooked up a series of feasts over the past two days, too. We are in the full swing of summer here — so many fresh fruits and veggies!Other fun Australian sights: a number of colorful, chatty birds. These cockatoos were just chilling on the side of the road during our run yesterday. Still haven’t spotted a kangaroo or brush turkey, but I’ll keep an eye out for you guys
For Christmas yesterday, we headed over to my sister-in-law’s place for games and presents. It’s so warm here that we even went swimming during the day. #AustralianChristmas
And today we went for a warm summer run!The paths and bike ways around downtown Brisbane are awesome — so wide and organized! I love running down by the river whenever we visit.Anthony and I started our run at 6 a.m. and made it a couple of miles before hitting the main path. Then we wove up and around the bridge…And back along the water one more time. The sun was coming on strong by 7 a.m. or so — next time we need to leave earlier!We ended up covering a little over nine miles. Finally feeling a little back to normal here in our new time zone.
Speaking of time — we’re running short on it! Off to dinner and scheduling this post to publish when my US readers are eating breakfast
- Have you ever traveled to Australia? (this is my third trip!)
- On a scale of 1-10, how bad do you get jet lag? (I’m probably a 4 — I can sleep anywhere anytime)
- Did you have a summery Christmas?! I hear it is 60-70 degrees in the south & east coast