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Second Evening Of Summer In Nelson, Vic

Dropped in at a Camp Karnkendi committee meeting early this evening.

Summer hasn’t quite arrived in Nelson, but the hospitality, as always, was warm.


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Evening Commute

Full day of meetings concluded.

Train trip and then a shortish drive, and then sleep.

Longer drive to visit family tomorrow.

Then dinner with friends.


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Home From GAA

After a QLD detour for standing committee meetings and family visits I am now home.

Ten days through five airports (including Melbourne airport in transit today) in four different states, suburban train rides in Sydney and Brisbane; car rides; a drive to Maryborough and back on Sunday (thanks Carolyn for the loan of the 86); a couple of ubers; maybe 5000 klms in total covered; hospitality where I always feel at home in two wonderful homes, six nights at a Novotel in Sydney; one four/five day GAA where I tried to be useful and six standing committee meetings on seven of those days; lodged a couple of administrative petitions with a neighboring state assembly that meets next month (thanks John Wilson), and had more encouraging conversations with friends, family and colleagues than I can count, and now I’m home.

Yes.

I’m having a break.

Starting tomorrow.

I have some movies to watch.


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Base Of Operations

Checked into our accommodation in Sydney.

Heading from the city to Hurstville for breakfast tomorrow. Probably after my morning walk.

We’re over the road from the ABC headquarters.


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When Sermon Illustrations Come To Life…

So, I mentioned yesterday that God’s will is known to be certain only in hindsight and volunteered that I was traveling to Brisbane and I’d know it was God’s will that I go there when I arrived.

I took this photo of Rundle Mall on my morning walk today intending to contrast it with, perhaps, the Queen St Mall in Brisbane.

Instead, I’ll include this photo of Melbourne.

Our direct flight was cancelled and we’ve been transferred on a two-step flight with an arrival time five hours or so later than intended. We’ll go (hopefully, if it’s God’s will) directly from the airport to the opening service of assembly.

Such is the stuff sermon illustrations are made of.

By the way, this is why I travel qantas when I get the choice, replacement booking, food voucher, help in other ways. Their customer service is outstanding.

Anyway, later there’ll be photos from Brisbane.

I hope.