The Roths Down Under

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Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States

A young family having many "adventures of a lifetime!" Ed, Karen, Eddie & Heather


Friday, July 22, 2005

More Americans Down Under

Eddie and I stopped at a McDonald's this morning before heading to the train station (which we never made it to). A black family came in which is uncommon here and set next to us. AFter a few minutes I could hear that they were clearly Americans and I introduced myself. We started to chat a bit and found out that the "Dad" is the head coach of the professional basketball team here in Brisbane and he spends about 8 months a year here in Brisbane. He's played all over the world and at one point was even drafted by the Phoenix Suns after playing for the University of Texas. Check out: if you're interested. Anyway, we talked for about an hour and he and his wife invited Eddie and I over for dinner tomorrow night! We are definitely looking forward to that - just sharing initial impressions of this area was so much fun. His son goes to school back in Texas and his daughter goes to school here (at least half if not the whole year). Anyway, somebody else has signed this computer out so.... more later.


Blogger kuri & ping said...

That is so cool! Let me know how the dinner was, OK?

8:22 PM  
Blogger Jon (was) in Michigan said...

I don't follow sports but its very cool to meet folks when you are far away from home. Makes the world seem a little smaller.

1:12 AM  
Blogger kuri & ping said...

You're coming home soon! Can't wait to hear the updates on your return! Love to Karen, Eddie, and Heather!

5:10 PM  

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