Thursday, June 11, 2015

Around Town

11 June 2015
Kristen says...

Don't let anyone tell you Canberra is boring. It's not.

We've been having lots of fun doing lots of little things around town over the past few weeks.

One of our favorite Friday night activities is visiting the Deakin Football (Soccer) Club. We don't go for the soccer, since neither of us enjoy that sport, or for the slots, even though Chris was a big winner a few weeks ago

Nope, we go for the meat raffle!

Yes, you read right, meat raffle. It's exactly what it sounds like--you buy raffle tickets, and if you number is called, you win some meat!
Case in point:


We also went a few weeks ago to cheer on some friends running in the Canberra Marathon.

 I admit I haven't watched many marathons (or competed in ANY, thank goodness) but something that really stuck out about this one was the people running along with flags saying "5 hour pace" so you knew how fast you were running. Pretty interesting.

One weekend we participated in a Murder Mystery Cruise with a 1920s theme--I was Carrie Crooner, 19-year old songstress (haha) and Chris was my bodyguard Al Capone. It was a little weird to be on the boat, but we did have a good time trying to figure out who was the murderer.

We also visited the Mount Ainslee Lookout for some amazing views of the city, including the original view drawn by the Chicago architects who designed the city.

We walked to the very top of the hill
and inspected the beacon, one of many which was built in the 1920s.
It was very beautiful!

 Oh! And on the homefront, Chris finally had "shrimp on the barbie"
Which is hilarious, because here they're called prawns. No shrimp.

They do call it the barbie, though, sometimes.



  1. You get up to interesting things as you expand your circles!

    1. yes we do! Canberra is a really fun place! :)


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