Exciting day. After practice at Club Mermaid, the team drove over to Broadbeach Bowls Club to watch some of the finals of the Australian Open. Playing the women’s Gold Medal match were Natasha Scott and Tiffany Brodie. Natasha won. But get this. She also won $10,000! And a
medal, too? They really know how to put on a tournament down here in the down under.
The match was televised, too.
Which, by the way, reminds me. Down here in the down under, the light switches go down for on and up for off … perhaps the electrician installed all of them incorrectly, but I digress.
The clubhouse was amazing -- full of spectators viewing the games on the televisions inside and the grandstands were full of spectators lining the rink of play. How neat is that?
Oh. And the toilet bowl is square. What! But it is comfortable. TMI?
Scott Roberts, Aaron Zangl, and Phil Luth arrived around 11 o’clock. They’re settled into their lodging, which is not too far from us. So all 10 of us on Team USA are here. Yay!
Anne and Alice are sitting out by the pool. Janice is upstairs. Jackie and Alexis are sitting at the dining table, both doing something on their laptops (an iPad for Jackie; a Samsung tablet for Alex). I’m sitting at the breakfast bar, writing this piece.
Guess where we’re going for dinner. Outback, of course. But we’re NOT driving. Thank goodness it’s within walking distance. BTW. Parallel parking is out of the question. We’re not even going there.
G’night, mates. OMG. I’m starting to speak Australian.
Here’s Alexis’s (Alex, as she prefers to be called) take on the day.
We practiced. We ate.
We played a practice game. I asked Jackie "did Mel and I win?". "No" she said. I briefly wondered if she should have the privilege of riding back to the house with Mel & me --especially with my somewhat improved driving skills.
Well, maybe Jackie would consider herself lucky:
Alexis’s skill Video – How to Back Out into Traffic