Or should I say part one. I arrived at 1:30 A.M Wed the 23rd after collecting my luggage and getting past customs it was past 2 then off the the place I would be staying for the rest of the morning. I was not tired after sleeping a large portion of the last leg of the trip but forced myself to sleep the next few hours.
The day was pretty uneventful I got to go to a gym and do some cardio so I was happy as a girl could be and went to bed at about 3:30 local time.
I was all kinds of pumped finding out that 5 A.M the sun rises so after a good amount of sleep I was ready to start my day.
This is THE day Koala day! We went to this awesome park and you could go in the Koala exhibit and pet the Koalas and get super close...Can you see my excitement?
I got checked into my hotel to find out I got upgraded to an apartment! I was so stoked..fridge, sink, next to the pool and laundry! What more could a girl ask for??
But it was not to be..apparently my computer will not allow me to connect to the network here....WHAT THE HECK?
After a few hours I gave up and went to the lobby to use the internet. Not the worst but the main reason I brought a laptop was so that I could use it!
After all the stress of trying to make it work I gave up and turned the TV on and what do I find?
The Golden Girls!!! SCORE!
I was happy again and dozed off for the night.
Too bad it was not really night and only 4:30.
Day 3 I think
Up at 2:30 am
I found out about a crazy staircase near the hotel called Jacobs Ladder and I was determined to burn off my frustration from the previous day so around 4:30 off I went.
I only counted about 250 step but it was a good workout and I was ready to conquer the day. Too bad the NHPW event was not for another 10 hours.
The rest of the day was spent at the grocery store and in bed watching Arrested Development. I knew I would need a nap so I tried my hardest but it was not to be. As soon as I started to go my ride for the show was here. So off I went....I did manage to sleep a little on the way and after a coffee I was good to go.
The match was a mixed tag and my side managed to pick up the victory so that was pleasant.
I got to chat with some good people and had a great time!
Then back to the hotel. I could barely keep my eyes opened but I needed to do laundry so after sorting out the correct change I was on my way to freshness.
One load put me down $8! Crazy I know but laundry is my passion and clean is my obsession.
After about 5 hours of sleep I was up again and off for a run to visit the war memorial. I took my camera and got some awesome shots.....
What a beautiful area right?
Oh and if you couldn’t tell Day 4
This turned out to be my favorite day in Australia.
My big plan for the day was to go into the city and get a pedicure.
The receptionist was kind enough to find me a place and they had availability so I called to reserve my spot only to find out it would cost $80!!!! What sort of pedicure are they giving you for $80? I was not willing to find out.
I wasn’t going to let that get me down though and the day turned out great without the pampering.
I had fresh laundry and that ALWAYS equals :) I also got to talk with home, walked to a cafe and got to hang out with my ipod and my drink, read in the sun on the balcony of my room, went to the outlets and wrestled! I also scored some Subway and it was delicious! Not bad right?
I got a good nights sleep but up again at 5. No nap hopefully I will save that for the 40 hours of travel that starts this evening.
After a interval workout in my room (gotta do what you can). I decided to invest in another load of laundry. You just cant put a price on the joy that clean clothes brings.
In the afternoon I headed down to the slaughter house and home of NHPW for a training session. I tweaked my back a bit rolling so the session was not too intense and seeing the house at and her kittens was the highlight.
I was able to catch a shower and smackdown before starting the journey home. I REALLY enjoyed entire two hour program and if you missed it you missed out.
Onto the airport and the capitol of crap souvenirs. I figured the airport would be the best place for all my Perth merchandise but was so let down and picked up a big fat nothing.
Since I somewhat adjusted to the time change and my flight was at 10:30 p.m I was abe to sleep almost the entire 10 hours.
After a 3 hour layover in Dubai (one hour spent in line at security) I was settled into the “long” part of my trip home. A whopping 13 hour flight. I was excited to find the seat next to me empty and the guy with the window seat was of very small stature so I took up the extra space without guilt.
Not too much sleep this go around thanks to a crying baby and incompetent parents. Also my little friend decided to drink and knocked himself out for the last 7 hours. Fine but he snored like giant ape.
I landed in NYC annoyed with everything but prepared for a 5 hour layover. Once through customs, security and a freshening up I was on the mission for Starbucks. Starbucks did indeed make me feel better and less anxious. I do want the travel over but the edge has been taken off.
Overall I had a blast! Perth is beautiful and if you are into travel make a point to see it.
Hopefully I can catch up on my sleep and workouts before I leave for Joshimania on Friday!!!!