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Comment by josh — March 23, 2009 @ 10:37 pm
Seeya Melbourne. We’re off to Perth for a few days before embarking for Asia. Beth spent a lovely year at uni in Perth (University of Western Australia), and Grandpa Moore said he would quite enjoy living there himself. I couldn’t agree more. The city was clean and easy, at just over a million people. And unlike Melbourne the weather was consistently splendid.
Comment by dadman — March 24, 2009 @ 1:22 am
Beautiful! Your pictures seem to be trailing your travels by a few days. Thanks for putting them up to enjoy.
Comment by Peg — March 24, 2009 @ 4:32 am
Nice to get a sense of Perth from your photo and descriptions. I didn’t know it was big, and I didn’t know how nice it is. Shows how much I know. Interesting about the weather and its other different feels from Melbourne. I also didn’t know Beth had been in Perth for a *year*! That’s awesome, Beth! What a way to experience a place! And nice hat-tip to Grandpa Moore, too. Love getting up to speed on your whereabouts with you! XOXOX
Comment by josh — March 24, 2009 @ 10:53 am
yeah I am a few days behind… maybe will catch up…
Perth actually felt small (not big) at 1.something million after living in Melbourne (4.something).
Comment by Peg — March 24, 2009 @ 3:59 pm
I knew that compared to Melbourne it felt small (or at least not big). I liked your decription: “clean and easy, at just over a million people.” It’s just bigger than I was thinking it would be. Guess that says something about how big Melbourne is! So . . . Perth is about the size of Detroit? I’m googling “Detroit population.” (I should know it!) I guess Detroit proper is just shy (these days) of 1M; whereas Detroit-Metro is 4.5M. Definitely, the *city* of Detroit is *not* “clean” (or maybe “easy,” either?)! Btw, when you’re traveling, do people ask about your Old English “D”? Or maybe you’re never sleeveless. Maybe in Singapore that’s a good idea! Thanks for commenting! XOXOX
Comment by josh — March 24, 2009 @ 8:11 pm
I would say Melbourne is more comparable to Detroit in size. The 4.5m population of Melbourne or whatever includes a lot of the suburbs and urban sprawl. The difference being of course that the city itself is a desirable/nice location, and not just a few blocks of it.
I haven’t worn many sleeveless shirts as of yet.
Comment by josh — March 24, 2009 @ 11:20 pm
I was sleeveless today and was complimented by a local on the D .
Comment by dadman — March 25, 2009 @ 12:30 am
Go D! Did you see our new closer gave up 4 homers in a row yesterday? We think that was an improvement on Sunday when we got no-hit. At least the WBC players are coming back this week so we can have a real team.
Comment by Peg — March 25, 2009 @ 1:27 am
COOL, Josh!!! (Must be nice weather there?)
Comment by josh — March 25, 2009 @ 11:49 pm
Wow 4 homers in a row? Maybe he’s taking lessons from Todd Jones, but he hasn’t quite perfected allowing the *almost-homer* yet.
Weather is hot and humid!
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