Yes, Lisa was in Oz, too. We did our tour of Australia before the convention
with a bunch of fans, thus having Little Harold only miss four days of
school. Understandable since this was a trip to Australia! So we were back
right after the con. Boy is it weird to take off at 10 pm and arrive at 3 pm
on the same day and know that it was a 12 hour flight! Let's hear it for
International Date Lines.
It was fun running into Wendell and other US fans in Australia. It was even
more fun running into some costuming people I only knew through e-mail who
were Aussies! We got to compare costumes up close for probably the only time!
I'd make you all jealous with the details, just will say that Sidney,
Cairns, Alice Springs, and Uluru (Ayers Rock) are interesting places to
visit. I'm glad I did it once. But Big Harold got sick and was less
enthusiastic. So we'll probably stick to the US for a while. It has some
gorgeous interesting scenery we haven't visited yet, too! And it is cheaper
for us to visit since we live here.
Unlike Wendell, I only bothered with the Internet Cafe at the convention,
only did it once, and only used an alternate account I use when traveling.
It's on Yahoo and you can always get to Yahoo through a web browser system
<g>. It was fun sending e-mail from a WorldCon however. Boy, did Jenevieve
At 01:01 AM 9/18/1999 EDT, WendellWag@...
>I went to Worldcon in Melbourne, and now I'm with a group of fans touring
Australia till the 26th. Lisa and I talked briefly in Melbourne. Lisa, I
see that you're back home now.