Blog–At the End of the Driveway–Perth
The end of my driveway is a marvelous place. The sky is blue, just beautiful sky-blue as it was in Perth when I was there. Suddenly in the news, Perth is a city alive with new faces. People from around the globe are gathering there to try to solve the mystery of Flight 370.
It’s my favorite city in Australia. I loved its people, its beauty, and the feeling of welcome that I experienced there. Yes, I loved the great city, Sydney, the uniqueness of Canberra, and the wonderful city of Melbourne. The great monolith, the Barrier Reef, the rain forests, and so much more, were all incredible experiences. They continue to beckon you after you have left. You want to go back.
But Perth–that was different.
From Perth, a trip in the outback and to the Indian Ocean is to experience the vastness of the outback, the incredible beauty of thousands of species of wild flowers in their season, and the white sand of the Indian Ocean beaches. There I experienced the whitest sands I’ve ever seen.
And now the news tells me that the vast expanse of the Indian Ocean may now, and perhaps forever, hold the mysteries of Flight 370. It looked vast, mysterious, and beautiful. On the day I was there, it was pretty calm.
Yes, at the end of my driveway, I can experience the songs of my birds, the beauty of my flowers, and the solid blue of my sky. I can also close my eyes and run the film from my memory bank that allows me to walk the streets of the city of Perth, shop and dine, get in the great vehicle just made for the dunes and variety of the outback, stick my toes in the Indian Ocean, and wonder at the whiteness of the sand.
Perth, you are still my favorite city in Australia.