Just got back from Australia! My step-son Ryan graduated from the Police Academy so we went over for the ceremony – it was fabulous! They put on a show – guys jumping from helicopters, police dogs, a parade, the whole nine yards… very cool. I always have a great time in Australia. The best part is that the people are so nice and helpful. It’s funny because here in the U.S., everywhere we go people hear the accent and ask Greg “Where are you from?” and when we’re in Australia I’m the one they’re asking! One thing I really appreciate about Australia is the food – it’s GREAT! Even the food courts in the malls are fabulous. They have these big salad and sandwich bars – a whole bunch of fresh veggies and meats displayed, you pick the bread, the spreads, and then any of these many things that you want on your sandwich, then they assemble it and grill it for you so it’s totally custom and fresh and exactly what you want! What a concept! That’s what we need here. We also came across this terrific restaurant in Goulburn called Rimbolin. My mother-in-law has a gluten-free diet and they had a wide variety of gluten-free items on the menu. How refreshing! She loved it, and we did, too. Just about every restaurant we went to had soy milk as an option. In many ways, Australia is WAY ahead of the us when it comes to healthy eating. They are more environmentally conscious in general, too. It seems like everyone composts, everyone recycles, everyone uses environmentally friendly products. It’s just the way it’s done. Love it!