Friday, April 18, 2003

Tonight I'm writing from a sheep farm west of the Blue Mountains, in a small town that isn't even on the map of New South Wales that I'm looking at. If YOU wanna look for it, it's located on the road between Lithgow and Mudgee, just north of a place called Running Stream.

My mom will be happy to know that I visited another World Heritage Site today when Jan and Brian Plain took us on a slight detour to see the Three Sisters formation in the Blue Mountains National Park. It was beautiful. More about that later in my journal, I think/hope.

Staying at Jan's parents' property, "Turonfels" tonight with the rest of the extended family. It's a big houseful and they're such wonderful, friendly people. I'm sad that I'm missing the nice dinner that my roommate, Femke, is making tonight for her friends, but this has also been a great experience to see the country.

They were telling me about the horrible mouse infestations. It gets so bad that some farmers leave out a concoction of flour and concrete powder. The mice eat it and become little mice sculptures.

Wanted to wish everyone Happy Easter. Eat lots of chocolate bunnies!

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