Meeting up with old friends is such a Gem! The past few days have been filled with reminiscing, laughter, great meals and new memories. Ron and Tish, my 2 Aussie mates...whom I met 5 years ago in Italy, stayed with in Aus 3 years ago, and then had them visit me for Christmas last year...have been hosting me. Good times! Yet another reminder on this trip of the genuine people that you meet all over the world. Today we enjoyed a beautiful 35 degrees C (about 83 F) day at Shelly Beach, just outside of Sydney. Then had a big barbie (cookout) and enjoyed the balmy summer evening.