Monday, November 7, 2011

Aussie World

Our friends Kerrilynne and Mac have finally come to live in Australia.
I met Kerri through the internet site,  Mates Up Over, while living in Tennessee.
We were two Ozzie girls married to Americans and soon became fast friends.
Kerri and Mac lived in Indiana, but they travelled to Rogersville to meet up with us.
They now live just over one hours drive away.
We met for lunch at Aussie World yesterday.
We ate at the pie shop............I love a good curry meat pie with mussy pea's on top.

The blokes, Mac and Ray.
Kerri tried her hand at trying to turn off the water.. LOL
All of us taken together by a kind stranger newly arrived from New Zealand.
The building behind us is the famous Ettamogah Pub..
The Ettamogah Pub is a cartoon pub that was once featured in an Australian magazine by cartoonist Ken Maynard.
It is the most photographed pub in Australia, and is a meeting place for many on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland.  The same pub can be seen in various other Australian locations.
I wish I had taken some photos inside. It is a hoot to see.
See the man pointing......this is what he is pointing at.
The front of the Pub....note an old truck on the roof.

As see in the cartoon.
Writing on the other side wall.
Kerri wanted us to get together before I enter hospital on the 16th Nov to have my heart fixed.
Lovely time together, Thanks Mate.

Phillipians 1:9-10
"And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ"


  1. Friendships with the bond of Christ are the sweetest. Looks like your time together was special.

  2. What a lovely time together! That place looks like a lot of fun, too. I will be praying for your upcoming procedure.

  3. Looks and sounds like a great time. What a crazy building!

    Praying for you girl!

  4. How grand your friends moved back to Australia and are fairly close by. Love the pub photos, and I pray your up coming surgery is very successful.

  5. It's definitely a good idea to have a bit of fun before you go in. I'm sure they won't want you getting out too much for quite a while after you come out. Still praying for you!

  6. Great pictures, I didn't even know these things existed! How nice your friends are close now! I didn't know you were having heart problems. What will the doctors do, and how long will you be in the hospital?

  7. What fun things have you done. I enjoy the pictures. Always fun to look further than your own country:) Friendship is so important and a gift from God. Enjoy the pictures as a reminder!

  8. I am entering a wonderful Bisbane hospital Known as 'The Wesley' My cardiologist will have me on a telemetry which is a monitor that will watch my rhythm continually. I am to have an angiogram. This is a catheter which enters the femoral artery in the groin and travels up into the heart. I will be awake through this process. Considering what the problem is, my cardiologist will rectify it with surgery. I feel confident. I know where I stand in Christ and have no fear. I do appreciate the prayers very much.

  9. O, I wish you psalm 121 in this situation, I read what your write about your problems with your heart.

    And thanks for your comment on my blog. Special for Proverbs 3:5-6 :)

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  11. Hey girl you need to take your word verification off! I keep leaving messages and then I go so fast I delete them.

    Oh well, I am glad you have a good new friend over there.


  12. Looks like a great time with good friends..Great memories will be with you forever. Saying a prayer that all goes well for you..You're in God's hands, the best place to be..Blessings and hugs..

  13. My dear sister,
    I am praying for you. I love your attitude. You truly have nothing to fear when your confidence is in Christ. He loves you, and he is faithful. May God richly bless you and comfort you as you go through this trial
    Much love, Patti

  14. Looks like you all had a great visit. I just love Aussie , would love to visit sometime..Blessings, Susie

  15. Hi Crystal Mary :)

    I am so-oo happy for you to be re-untied with your good friends. That's a super shot of the four of you together at the Ettamogah Pub.

    Always a good place to stop when I travel up from Brissy to Nambour and Gympie.

    Sending lotsa love your way and I hope you have a great day on this wonderful Spring Tuesday! (We are having such nice days with the best weather at the moment.) I think we're in for an extra hot summer though.

    Plenty of day visits to the beach... Hopefully :)


  16. Hello Crystal Mary, seems I owe you an apology. I got you and Diana mixed up, I knew you wer going to have surgery but thought you had already had it, Hmm! Sorry. I'll pray for you.
    On a lighter note, your post is great. Everything is so bright and welcoming and the four of you look so relaxed. Absolutely love it.
    God bless you my friend, Geoff.

  17. Hi Crystal Mary :o)
    Looks like tons of fun!!

    Praying for you!
    Hugs & Blessings :)

  18. Look like fun times Crystal, great pictures, thanks for sharing.

  19. Sounds like you had a wonderful visit. Loved the photos-especially the pub! Crystal, know that you will be in my prayers in a very special way when you have surgery. Many blessings!


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