Friday, July 25, 2008

Campus Pictures/Crosswalks

"Check out some cool stuff!"

Here are a couple pictures and a video I took today. Enjoy!

^Front Gate at JCU^

^Crazy Crocodile-Submarine Thing"

Crazy Crosswalks in Australia

Pictures from the Rainforestation

"It's about time!"

Okay, I got the good pictures uploaded from the Rainforestation. Click HERE to check them out. This place is literally in the middle of a rainforest. There were Aborigines there that thought us about their culture by showing us dances, boomerangs, and didgeridoos. It was so much fun!

Here are a couple videos I took with my camera:

Henry Plays the Digeridoo

Henry Throws Several Boomerangs

Kangaroo Fight

Thursday, July 24, 2008

I'm in Townsville!

"So much to do! Where to start?"

I arrived in Townsville yesterday, and I feel like I have a list of about 50 things I need to do. One of which is update this blog with more pictures from the Rainforestation. And write a blog about my trip to the Reef. Luckily, classes don't start until after next week and I should have plenty of time to get everything done.

I just got out of an information overload orientation for AustraLearn students. They handed us a bag with approximately 2,473 brochures and "things to know." So the first thing everyone did was find the computer lab and get their Internet usage accounts set up. It was kinda funny to see everyone head straight for the same place without being told to.

Anyway, that's all I have time for right now, I hope to get some time this afternoon to update the blog with some more pictures.


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Rainforestation Nature Park

^Koala Bear^

^I got to feed a Kangaroo!^

I don't quite have enough time to write a full post and put up all the pictures from today's adventure. These two pictures should serve well as teasers for the incredible day I had today! We went to a place called the Rainforestation Nature Park. Tomorrow we are going to the Great Barrier Reef. I'll write more in my next post.


Monday, July 21, 2008

Tour of LA!

"Again.... where are all the movie stars?"

On Saturday, before my flight, I met up with Sean and he showed me the sights and sounds of LA. I still didn't see any famous people. However, I did get to see a famous person at the airport before my flight. I'll explain that a bit later.

I'm going to try a new way of posting pictures. I've created a photo album on Facebook, and you can visit it by clicking HERE. You shouldn't have a problem viewing the album, even if you don't have a Facebook account. Leave me some comments here on the blog, and let me know if you like this new way. It is actually a lot easier for me to do it this way.

Once Sean dropped me off at the airport, I had to stand in the check-in line for a very long time. Luckily I made friends fast because the folks that are part of the trip I am going on all had AustraLearn tags on their bags. So I got a head start meeting a few people who I will be hanging out with in Australia.

As I was talking with some people, they brought my attention to the mass of paparazzi coming our way. They seemed to be taking pictures of a woman holding a child. I didn't recognize who she was. And as I was trying to figure out who this woman might be, Batman walked by. Well I guess it wasn't really Batman. It was the actor Christian Bale who plays batman in the new "Dark Knight" movie. He is much shorter than I thought Batman should be. But before I realized who he was, it was too late. He was gone. So I had to go back to waiting in the long check-in line.

After I made my way through security, I met up with the rest of the group at the gate. The plane was packed! We were also 2 hours late leaving because apparently we were sharing the flight with "Dr. Death" who was being extradited back to Australia. The article about Dr. Death's trip back to Australia can be found by clicking HERE.

Anyway, that's about it for my trip to LA. I apologize for being so late getting this post up, but I've been really busy.