Friday, January 1, 2010

happy new year!

Hoping you had a nice Christmas and great new year's eve (happy birthday mum)! We still have a few hours left of 2009, but saw some shots on the local news from Auckland and Sydney's new years. We aren't really big on new years, so we're going to make pizza and have a couple of drinks at home.

Christmas was pretty quiet for us. We stayed in, baked ham and watched National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. We opened our presents on Christmas eve while Skyping family (on Christmas morning) in Melbourne. It was strange spending Christmas away from home and family, but still nice and very relaxed.

Jon has a few days off over Christmas/new year, so we are trying to get out and about. On Tuesday, we spent the afternoon in downtown Baton Rouge. We started off with lunch at Poor Boy Lloyd's, which is right near the Mississippi. I had a delicious shrimp po-boy, and Jon tried a hot roast beef po-boy which was pretty much dripping with beef gravy, yuuum! We had planned to visit the State Museum afterwards, but it was a nice clear day, so we walked over to the State Capitol building instead (hoping to go up to the observation deck). We spent a little while looking around the hall, and the Senate and House chambers. Unfortunately the observation deck was closed, so we didn't get to see BR from 27 floors up this time. We finished off our day with a coffee and short walk along the Mississippi.

We took a few photos over Christmas and in downtown, which I've uploaded to Flickr. I've also upgraded my account, so all our older photos can now be viewed (previously you could only see the 200 most recent photos). We had a look back at some of the pics we took in LA and during our stay in the trailer – fun times (and Jon's hair was so short)!

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