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Adelaide

Bound for South Australia

sunny 78 °F
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We spent the day in Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, established by people with a real pioneer spirit - not convicts transported here, but folks who bought a chance to start over. They landed seven miles from the new city’s (non-existent) foundations and had to lug all their stuff and kids by hand up the river. The road has an old hotel on almost every corner today - you can almost hear echoes of “But, mom, I can’t walk one more mile...”

We went first to an aboriginal center where we heard the didgeridoo played (It's amazing and you can hear it on YouTube) and saw beautiful examples of native art. The cathedral here is famous because coverage of the game of cricket always refers to batting from the “cathedral end.” The Magdalene window celebrates the role of women in the Scriptures, the Church, and the social history of Australia, and it is absolutely stunning.

We are praying for you all as the snow storm threatens.

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Posted by HopeEakins 21:29 Archived in Australia

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