I got up at 6:30 and read from the Robert Fulghum book, the Bible , and Heidi. I washed my hair and showered. My next shower will be tomorrow at my hotel room in Cairns. I did one last load of laundry and packed my bags as much as possible. David was at work so I used his computer to check on everyone at home. I ate seed/nuts and watermelon.
I decided to take the bus into Brisbane to the Queen Street Mall and get the things for my knitting project. I got Patons Learn to Knit book with 19 easy projects, 4 balls of Patons Inca Yarn, bamboo knitting needles (7mm), a tape measure, and a wool & yarn needle. Grand Total: $52.05. This will give me something to do besides eating! Can you take knitting needles on a plane? It would be something to do on the 20 hour flight home in December, if they allow it.
I ate lunch at Queen Street Mall. I don't want to tell anyone what I ate. It was a horrible choice. Fish and Chips. It's like the most popular food in Australia, and I have wanted to try it ever since I got here. So I had it for lunch. The longer I am traveling the harder I am finding it to eat right.
The buses were not running right today. The bus from Capalaba to downtown runs every 30 minutes. I waited for 1 hour and 10 minutes before a bus came that told me it was going into the city. At one stop everyone got off and the driver told me I had to get off, too. So I had to catch another bus into the city. I finally got there. Coming home, everything worked like it was supposed to.
At Capalaba Central I bought toilet paper, corn on the cob, watermelon, and chocolate at The Sweet Shop for a thank you gift for David. He had mentioned earlier that he loves chocolate, so I got him a little gift box with 1/2 block of five different types of fudge.
Facebook has not been working for me because they blocked my account. They didn't recognize the device I was using to access my account (David's computer). It's unblocked now, thank goodness. Travis was getting worried about me.
Supper was raw corn on the cob and watermelon. David and I watched the movie The Last Samuri starring Tom Cruise. Then we watched a documentary about Australian Road Trains. Road trains are big semi-trucks that pull two, three, or more trailers. David is a truck driver, and he has driven a road train before. The film showed a lot about Australia from a trucker's viewpoint.
I got packed as much as possible so I'll be ready to head to Cairns tomorrow.