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Last Day in Broome

Tuesday, October 10th, 2006
Well the time has come to say goodbye to the small shire of Broome. I leave tomorrow morning with a group of seven backpackers to travel down the coast. We are going to take about a week or two to get down the coast to Perth stopping to see the sights like Monkey Mia, Coral Bay, Shark Bay etc… should be good. I am sad to be leaving Broome I have made some amazing friends and working at Zanders has been wonderful. Last night they took me out for dinner and drinks which was very nice and they gave me a going away present - pearl earrings!!! I am now a classy backpacker cause I have pearl earrings. So today I am just shopping for tent, getting over my hangover and heading to Cable beach for one last soak in the sun (cant go in the water anymore as there are too many jellyfish). I am going to try and get some pictures posted soon. Time is just flying by in a month I will be reunited with Casey in Melbourne getting ready for our New Zealand adventure! Take care
Love Susan

Small World

Saturday, September 30th, 2006

I was working today and a group of four people walked in. The one man was fully decked out in Canada gear, the hat and a shirt about how Northern Canada rocks. So I sat them in my section and got them some water, asked them how long they were on holidays for and what part of Canada they were from. Turns out they live out by Sports World and are in Broome on a cruise. The one man owns the construction company that does all the construction for the University - Small world eh. At the end of there meal they asked for a picture with me, very lovely people. I am leaving Broome in a week and heading down to Perth (the big city), leaving the small shire of Broome. It’s been a great experience here working as a manager at Zanders and I have meet some wonderful friends, and lets not forget its always sunny here so I have a great tan going on.

Miss you all
Love Susan


Wednesday, September 6th, 2006
So this is the plan, I am heading down the West Coast the middle of October and will end up in Melbourne. November 20th Casey and I are going to fly to New Zealand do to some much needed camp/tramping and extreme sports. I will then fly from New Zealand to Sydney on the 14th of December to stay with Martha for Christmas and New Years - Sydney is suppose to awesome for New Years. Then the exciting trip home starts on Jan 5th, Martha and I are flying from Sydney to Singapore, then traveling through Malaysia and Thailand. Back to Singapore on the 19th and arrive back in Toronto on the 20th/21st of January
Time sure does fly
See ya’ll soon

Stories from Broome

Friday, September 1st, 2006

Well, Sue hasn’t sent an update in a while, but I talk to her on the phone quite often and will share a few of her stories with you now.

As you know from her last post, Sue is now a manager at a bar and grill in Broome. It was the Cable Beach Bar & Grill, but they’ve recently changed their name to Xanders. To be more klassy. Sue says it sounds more like a strip club now.

Well, Sue lied on her resume to get this job, saying she had waitressing experience. I guess the rest of the staff has a lot of fun laughing at her mess-ups behind her back. One of her first: she was serving two people ice cream sundays, and accidentally dropped one ice cream sunday on top of the other, destroying the sundays and getting ice cream all over this one lady. She went back to get more, and by the time she got back with the new ones the man she was serving was so impatient and angry that he ripped the ice cream sunday out of Susan’s hands and started wolfing it down as fast as he could. The lady beside him actually jumped in her seat and backed up, he was eating so violently! The lady who had ordered the other ice cream sunday insisted that Sue not worry about it, she could eat the destroyed sunday, and then did. So Sue ended up with her own ice cream sunday out of this whole debacle.

My favourite mess-up of hers was when she was serving a guy some pancakes. She picked up the pancakes and a bottle of syrup and put them at his table. He put some syrup on the pancakes and started eating, then called her back saying that they were awful. Turns out she had given the guy malt vinegar instead of syrup! So she had to get him some more pancakes, and real syrup.

Since Sue’s been stationary in Broome for a while now, she’s made some friends. A girl from work and her went out and got ridiculously drunk the other night, falling over drunk. Another night her and a few people from work went out to a bush party. The guy driving didn’t even leave for the party until 1am, and they got stuck in a bog on the way and had to push the car out, so I don’t think they even arrived at the party until 3am. Sue and one of the other girls were exhausted after a few hours, so the guy drove them home around 6:30am, then turned around and went back to the party! And he was working at noon the next day! Or rather, later that day. Sue was working at 2 in the afternoon, and they were both wrecked. And that day there were several surprise quits - one of the cooks, one of the washers, and someone else, all quit that day, so it was a lot of work for the people left (who hadn’t slept the night before). Wrecked!

Other things Sue’s been up to: fishing. Some of the guys she works with go out fishing a lot, and apparently last time they caught a shark! They threw it back in, but yeah. A five-foot long Lemon Shark. I looked up Lemon Sharks after Sue told me this, and they don’t appear to live anywhere around Australia. All around the west Atlantic and Carribbean, and off the west coast of Central America, but nothing in Australia. But anyways. They caught one apparently.

So that’s most of the interesting news from Sue. Laters!

The Broome Cam

Monday, August 21st, 2006

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Saturday, August 5th, 2006

I have been working in Broome now for about a week and the job is going well, I really have no clue what I am doing since I have never worked in the restaurant business. I did get a promotion the other day which is kinda big since they offered me full time and to do some managing on a salary of 37,000.00 dollars a year haha. Of course I took the job and then asked what does that work out to be per-hour cause they know I will only be working for a couple months. I also get a free meal which only managers get, I kinda feel bad cause other people have been their longer but they are also backpackers and will be leaving sooner then me, but as you know my plans change daily so who knows. So I have a place to live which is working out well, there is a horse that lives across the street and about 15 camels that live next door - I was wondering why it kinda smells like a barn out side and now I know. Broome is a very small town mainly a tourist place for cotton-tops, the guy who lives next to me took me around to show me the town, took only like 20. The next day I was wondering why I never saw Chinatown? well apparently I did see Chinatown it just there are no Chinese people or Chinese food- hmmmmmm. Casey is coming to visit in September so that should be good fun, can’t wait. That’s about it for now my life is work and sitting on the beach, what a life - i love oz.