Puppet Up Down Under 2014 – March 23rd, 2014 – Explore!


After checking into our hotel, we found our way to our awesome two bedroom rooms. Brian decreed that we should stay up until 11:00 PM in order to acclimate. I hardly slept on the plane, but I’m going to try my best. As I’m typing this I have three and one half hours. It can be done.

Once we freshened up a bit and checked email, Brian, Dan and I headed out to explore the streets around our hotel. We are very near Chinatown and so we had Chinese food for dinner. After, we continued to explore further. We stopped in at a Target here, which is just like our Target at home except here they put a period after the word Target.


Pretty much the same stuff on the inside. We say a huge indoor mall with a really great, cone shaped atrium, a building that looks like it’s covered in green slime, and some fantastic older buildings. The downtown area really reminds me of San Francisco and I like it a lot. It will be a lot of fun to explore the city when we get into a regular schedule here and will not be traveling.


After a few hours of walking around and seeing the sites, we came back to the hotel and then went off to meet Peggy, Patrick, Julianna, Allan and Colleen at a wine bar called Meatballs. Their specialty, besides the wine, meatballs. I didn’t have any because I was still full from the Chinese food, but they looked incredible. I did ask if they had root beer and the guy
looked at me like I was from another planet. He suggested this italian soda made of rhubarb and citrus. My first instinct was to say no, but I went for it. I should have said no. It was pretty bad.

After hanging for a bit, I headed back to the hotel to write this entry and relax. And do my darndest to stay up until 11:00 PM! I can do it!

Found out tonight we’re actually going to be on a televised event here to help kick off the Festival. That will be really cool. Also, since we are participants, we get to go see other shows for free. Sean Cullen is going to be here so I really hope I can see his show. Also there’s a wrestling comedy show that looks interesting. I’ll be checking that out as well.

So, from Australia, goodnight!


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