Erin cooked eggs for breakfast and shared them with Rose and me. She left to walk to the bus stop and is off to walk the Cape to Cape. I think she had at least an 8 hour bus ride and was still planning to start her trek as soon as she arrived at the start point for the hike. She just amazons me.
We had a very pleasant drive back to Perth. Of course we stopped for our picnic tea break and a picnic lunch break. On one of our stops we went to a wonderful garden and antique store. I so loved the Seagrass chairs. Too bad they are not in a store in Portland. They were very comfortable and would look great on my deck. Here is one of them.
We arrived back in Perth before 5:00. Rose went to Lyn’s house. Jan and I took a walk and saw a beautiful sunset. Then we ate dinner and relaxed at her house for the evening.
Today, Jan, Rose and I took the bus to the downtown area of Perth. Voting in a U.S. election has never been this complicated. I had already printed out my ballot summary and the signature pages at Lyn’s house before we left on our trip south. So all I needed to do was have it FAXed to Oregon.
We went to the Post Office and I asked the women if she could send a FAX. I told her that I needed to send my ballot. She said she could send a FAX, but her helping me depended on who I had chosen to vote for. We had a laugh and when I told her I was from Portland, Oregon, she said that she was sure Oregon would do okay.
Well after several attempts we thought about my mailing it. Then she suggested that I go to an internet cafe and have them scan the ballot so I could just email it. We walked around looking for an internet cafe and finally found a place.
With my help, the person working there was able to scan all of the pages as one document and he put it on a Scan disc. Then I had a brain fade and couldn’t remember my email password. Yikes.
So I asked him to sell me a thumb drive so I could take the scanned document back to Jan’s house and do it from my laptop. He called over the manager who helped sold me a thumb drive and helped me transfer the document.
By the way, the FAX would have been about $20. Mailing it would have been $38. Having it scanned and put on a thumb drive was only $11.
We walked to the store where I had ordered the arm sleeves that I ordered before out trip south. I will have to show them to everybody when I get home. Rose and I each purchased Sea to Summit Duffel bags to help with packing. Yes, I have too much stuff. We went to another store where Rose and I also found these great wool tank tops on sale and each purchased one. It is going to be cold on Cradle Mountain in Tasmania.
It was time to stop for the coffee break and my chocolate milk shake. I may be drinking wine now, but I still don’t have the coffee habit.
We stopped to see some paintings of Banksia and other at displays. There was information about street art and the painted silos we saw a couple of weeks ago. We walked through the city looking at other street art.
We were going to take a long walk along the ocean and the river today, but we ran out of time. We were scheduled to be at Jan’s friend, Ann’s house for tea at 2;00. So we took the train to a stop closer to Ann’s house and then tried to find the river. We only had a short walk along the river. Lyn and Ann picked us up.
We had a great time at Ann’s lovely home and took another walk along the Swan River..
Lyn drove us back to her house. Then Jan and I went shopping for dinner. We had eaten so much at Ann’s that we had a light dinner of vegetables and cheese.
Back at Jan’s house, I finally emailed my ballot. Yea!!! I wish this election was over.
I started to pack up all of my things for our trip to Tasmania, but decided to write this instead. I will have to pack tomorrow. One more day in Perth before we leave for our Cradle Mountain hike.