03.13.2010 - 03.13.2010
I arrived in Sydney on Saturday morning around 6 am Australian time; this was after a 14 hour flight from LA and 2 prior flights from GSP to Dallas and then Dallas to LA. I passed through many time zones so it was hard to keep up with the actual time verses SC time.
Now, I have to rave about the Boeing 777 that carried me to Australia. It was spacious, comfortable, and very high tech. Flat screen tv's were built into the front of each seat. I was able to choose between movies and sitcoms, video games, etc. I watched Precious, Funny People, and portions of other movies.
Jennifer had arranged for a cab to pick me up at the airport and I had to ask for help many times to find the baggage claim and the taxi area. Samuel was the cab driver and he was very interesting. He talked alot and told me all about Australia and much more. More than I would have ever thought to ask.
It was about a 45 minute drive from the airport to our hotel which is just outside of Sydney in a suberb called Castle Hill. Jennifer met me just outside the lobby. Not to sound mushy or anything but I was so glad to see her. I got acquainted with Donna and Martha who work with Jennifer. Martha is from Blue Ridge and Donna is from Easley. You will see their pictures in the photos. We made arangements with Samuel to go out later but first I had to get a few hours of sleep and a hot shower.
To be continued