This was a riot. On the day after the conference a few of us got together at Andrews place (of Rocketboots) for a BBQ. We got the main tour of his house which he designed especially for the lot, met up with his wonderul family (cool kid that Sam, pics on him below) and even managed a quick walk down to the river which he can see from the porch. The house itself is in the bush unlike Geoff’s which is in the middle of the city so we actually took a 30 minute (or so) train ride to get there from the city.
Being the first time to Australia at all anyways, seeing the "wilderness" in the suburbs was pretty cool. It reminds me a lot of the drive up along the west coast of Canada really, with the rocks and trees (trees are different though..)
Anyways, the food was awesome, the company was great and I think we all had a really good time. It sucked to have to leave actually, but we had to because it was time to catch a plane and go home.
So, here are the pics with short descriptions. Lots of fun all ’round
Even though we were having a BBQ, the first thing that EVERYBODY did was break out their laptops and take advantage of Andrew’s wifi. Email anyone?
Except for Jesse ’cause he didn’t have wireless on his laptop. ahh.. correction there, "her majesty’s" laptop. So he was pretending to be surfing and stuff like the big boys
Here we all are down on the river. I short hike down a very steep hill got us here. Since this river connects up to the ocean, supposedly every once in a while sharks will travel up it…
Here’s Pete having great fun with the guitar he stole off of Andrew’s 4 year old (Sam). I think Aral has a better picture or even a movie of Pete’s good fun.
That’s about it all in all though. Huge kudos to Andrew and his wife for the great hospitality and delicious food. Thanks guys!