Monday, September 9, 2013

"He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich"

The Harvey Family Craig, Renee, Jemilla, Keegan and Tirzah visited us while they were in the States.
We met the Harveys while we lived in Hong Kong.
Renee's blog is wonderful and full of insight about Hong Kong life check it out here.

aussie aussie aussie! from outypants on Vimeo.

We tried to offer some very American experiences during their visit:
Doesn't get more American than our Independence Day. We went to a parade, had a BBQ and took in a Whitecaps baseball game.

Camping Trip to Nichols Lake

We haven't had many chances to camp as a family and the Harveys were gracious about our inexperience. Like forgetting the tents and a polite meeting with the police en route to retrieve tents. 

On the bright side, fireflies came out at twilight which was new for the Harvey kids.

The Dutch Village in Holland
This was the Sweeneys first time visiting here too.


The Getty 4 Drive In
We watched Despicable Me 2 and Monsters University

Craig's Cruisers

Bowling at Hudsonville Lanes

I found it interesting some of the observations they had:
Drive- thru banking. Renee took a photo of me while I did this. Americans are all about convenience, like having a coffee shop inside our grocery store. I made a joke that Americans can never be more than a few feet away from refreshments or food.
Cheap housing in Michigan compared to Australia
Of course the contrast to the life in Hong Kong was mentioned once or twice.

We have always enjoyed the Harveys' company and are thankful to call them friends.  I hope one day to beat them at "500" around their dining room table in Australia.  

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