Monday, 18 February 2008
R E T R E A T 2008 "a blast"
This is it! Melbourne Retreat 2008
I can' believe that it is over, and what a fantastic time I had with theses amazing girls.
With nerves building I slept like crap the night before, so with 3 hours sleep I jumped on the red eye flight out of Hobart to Melbourne. We all meet at Melbourne airport and from there on in was laughter and heaps of chatting. When we were all together it felt as though we has all been together before, even though we has never meet face to face before.
I didn't at any time feel awkward around the girls. Even though at time Steph compared me to Kimmy off of Kath and Kim....LOL I felt I could be my true self around them.
What a jammed back weekend....My feet will never be the same again....LOL
It started with a walk into the city for some breakfast and then a tip to the markets, and then back to the hotel room for pre-dinner drinks....(hey Tracey!!...LOL)..and then out for dinner at Lygon St "Italian food here we come" It was such an enjoyable evening with the girls, Tracey and her spare rib's gave us a good old chuckle!
Saturday was the day we decided we have our photo shot, Tracey suggested the day before our tip for us all to pack a white top. I must say Tracey it was a brilliant idea your a legend!! ;)
With our white tops on we headed into the city for Starbucks coffee....Thanks Steph it was sooooo yummo and breakfast and a little bit of shopping. Then we armed ourselves with tram day passes and headed down to St Kilda beach for our photo shoot!
It was great taking the girls down there, we had our photo taken in front of Luna Park, the girls got to see the very old Palace Theater. Then it was off to the beach. Thanks to the help of some lovely locals and tourist we got many group shots of us all having a blast!
What a brilliant way to send a Saturday afternoon, on the beach with great friends on a glorious day!! We wall up St Kilda road a for a boost and then trammed it back into the city, which there we said our sad goodbye to Tegan. All afternoon, while shopping again in the city we all felt that something was missing and that was you Tegan!! It was a shame you couldn't stay all weekend. :( After another spat of shopping we headed back to the hotel for some more pre-dinner drinks and decided we got to the Crown Casino for Dinner and our first stop before that would be Eureka Towers. Well all I can say about that was WOW what an amazing view of Melbourne, I had never been there before and I suggest to who ever read this blog you have to go there...Its such an amazing way to see Melbourne! It was such a great thing to experiences while in Melbourne....Oh and I hope I didn't make myself look to much like an idiot jumping up and down in the elevator...LOL
At dinner I really got to know the girls so much better, I found it easy to talk to the girls about the lose of my brother, even though I did break down to tears talking about it with them. I could tell that the girls felt my sadness and even though they didn't know my bother or my family they expressed nothing but sympathy and care for us all. For me to come out and tell you all the tragic details was hard and only my closest of friends knew. So girls I tell you now that I do hold our friendship close to my heart and for me to share that with you all made me feel that you girls are true close friends! XXX
Well after the tears it was time for desert on the go and facials all round...I must say Julie those photo of us with facial....cracks me up every time, and its funny when my children asked me who are those people...LOL
And then we called it a night!
Sunday morning came and it was time to say good bye to Terri and Tracey as they were the first to fly out...It funny when we went to the lobby to day good bye...we knew that our fun filled weekend was almost over...I really didn't want to say good bye to these beautiful girls that I had just spent 3 wonderful days with...I could feel the sadness in my heart grow. But with a tearful goodbye they left us for the trip to the airport.
Steph, Julie and I had time to kill before our fights home, so we decided to get some breakfast and go to the markets once more. We spent the morning walking around the markets getting our last minute gifts for our family and then it was time to go back to the hotel to say goodbye to Steph and Julie. The tear came out again to say good bye...it was becoming harder and harder to let go of these beautiful ladies, know that we wound see each other for a very long time was hard to comprehend. But that was it our most brilliant weekend was over... I felt that the bonds that were made that weekend were going to be long term bonds and that our Internet friendship has become much more then that.
I miss you girls....and even though it has taken me so long to finish this post and a month has passed..there is not a day were I don't think about you all and remember the amazing weekend in Melbourne with you all....I thank you girls for letting me be who I am, and you girls for showing me who you all are....I could not of asked for any better friends then you all!! XXX
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