|Love has our back!|
But it's the connections to people that have been the richest.
We've become a family with Mark and his mother Gloria as we live under the same roof. Every morning I bring coffee to them downstairs. Then, while Dave and I do yoga or eat breakfast, Mark plays the piano.
|Joy: Living with a concert pianist.|
The other morning a violinist joined him to practice for a recording session. Dave and I were in heaven as they rehearsed Vivaldi's "Four Seasons."
Sharing meals and conversations, gazing at the fish tank together hoping the most exotic elusive fish will pop out, watching videos, taking day trips--we've been doing all the stuff that family does.
|BFFs in new hats.|
Last night, Dave and I gave Mark advice on what to wear for a date. If that's not sibling behavior, I don't know what is!
|Getting some dog love at an Airbnb host's house.|
Adding to the family vibe has been this: staying in others' homes (via Airbnb) for our trips to Noosa and Byron Bay.
|Dinner with new friends: Susan and Andy in Noosa.|
With a little help from our new friends, we've seen the wonders of Noosa, Brisbane, Byron Bay, and the wacky city of Nimbin.
|With Beci and Natalie at Byron Bay Lighthouse, |
the Eastern-most point of Australia.