Friday, August 10, 2007

date night

last night we had a lovely evening in the city with sandy and narelle.  in the morning the four of us traveled across to the far east to bcv (bible college of victoria) for us to speak at a global update mission seminar.  sandy and narelle had lunch with close friends.  geoff and i returned to the city via the train for the afternoon so he could meet up with an old friend and mentor, dave fuller.  while they spent time together, i shopped around melbourne central and read a book at handsome cafe at the state library called mr tulk.


we went down to south bank for a beer (our very favorite being little creatures, a brew out of perth) and a meal at the blue train.  we sat on the balcony and looked out over the yarra river as the city lit up and changed from day to night.  melbourne has a stunning skyline.  after an hour in traffic, sandy and narelle joined us for dinner.  the food was very good (geoff was glad to be eating again).  we finished up quickly and enjoyed the walk to the mcg to see the pies play richmond.  the pies lost and so they should have.  they played an embarrassing round of footy.  being at the match was worth it because rel and i got to talk for a few hours about everything from papua new guinea's government to raising kids.

the evening is a treasured memory for the four of us who, over seven years, haven't had much time together.  and, it was a final night of enjoying this outstanding city we love.

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