Monday, October 09, 2006

Canberra


We went to our nation's capital over the weekend ... no, not Sydney (or Melbourne) but Canberra. Not to worry, I didn't know that either until I moved here. It was about a 2.5 hour drive (so about the same distance as Chicago to Champaign or Vancouver to Seattle ... not too bad).

Each spring Canberra has a flower festival at a park called the Floriade. I was just OK, but I think I liked visiting the Parliament House better. I loved the modern architecture and use of space throughout the building. I posted a few of our pictures below. You can click on the image to see the other pix.

2006 10 Canberra Tip
Oct 8, 2006 - 13 Photos

The weather was perfect over the weekend and we were so blessed listening to the album "This is Your House" by the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir during the drive. There are some great songs on that double CD ... my personal favorite is the title track (This is Your House) ... it totally turned my car into a sanctuary of praise ... singing in His presence.

But it was a nice weekend getaway. It made me want to drive to more of the major cities in Australia ... but they're all so FAR away! Sorry Eric, I was even thinking about driving *a bit* further to Melbourne, but that 10-12 hour drive back wasn't very appealing to me. Maybe next time =P

Still Listening To ...
Live...This Is Your House
By Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir
This Is Your House

3 comments:

Eric Bae said...

hmm. apology accepted... well.. maybe.. :) hahaha jk. Maybe I can meet you at the half way between NSW and VIC Eddie.. I think Albury would be the middle point... about 6 hours... but.. there isn't much there~~ :) hope everything is cool! I'll catch up with you in November Eddie~ I'm there for a few days.. :)

EM-mer. said...

we miss u edddie~~ hope all goes well
and best of wishes, praying for you
^^

Eddie said...

Hey, looking forward to seeing you in November EBae! :) And I think I'll pass on the Albury thing too ... if Canberra was that small, I can't even imagine what Albury would look like ;p

And thanks EM-er. I appreciated your post and prayers :)