Thursday, August 21, 2008

Trip to Downtown Cairns

It is such a blessing to be here in Australia. Even so we have been feeling displaced - in between two phases of life and two countries. It's a strange time of transition.

Yesterday was a special day of fun for our family - a time to really enjoy the unique city life of Cairns. We took a bus to the city center. Along the waterfront there was a long boardwalk. There were trees full of songbirds and bright, exotic flowers. The public pool was unlike anything I've ever seen and so beautiful. The kids played at our all-time favorite playground. It was so beautiful with mosaics and colorful sculptures. Little fountains of water randomly spurt up with colored lights behind. There was an international market with a food court serving a wide variety of foods (where did our kids eat? McDonalds!)

Sunday we fly to Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea where we'll spend one night before flying to Madang to the training center. We're a little nervous - the word is that training is a cross between Survivor and The Biggest Loser! : o We really appreciate your prayers for us during this time of transition.

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