Off to Melbourne and Auckland

Well today is the big day of travel! I love Melbourne, a very young vibrant city with cool coffee shops, art galleries and an impressive amount of non-chain stores still up and running. I look forward to walking along the streets and perhaps glimpsing the Yarra river..It will be nice to finally meet a bunch of people I have been working with but never met and of course to see the Aussie and NZ fans again...New Zealand is also absolutely gorgeous and I wish I had more time to stay but my trip was cut short by a week due to work obligations so I will be returning home the 24th of October, I do hope the fans in NZ know that I will be leaving after the Sunday autograph session!
This year has been a great year of traveling; Italy, Germany, Luxembourg, NYC, England and now this trip! I have met some wonderful people along the way and have been able to spend time with people I hold dear. This Holiday season I intend to stay close to home and do the one thing I have not done in 6 years...have a Christmas tree! yay!I cannot wait to have holiday parties and hike in Griffith Park and catch up on all of the great books I want to read. I hope it rains a lot so we can light fires and wear sweaters....:)