My 21st birthday started right at midnight with Abby and Michelle waking me up singing Happy Birthday with cupcakes. After they woke me up I got the chance to talk to my mom on the phone it was nice to hear her voice. Then I of course had to text Emily to let her know I was 21 and her the older twin was still only 20! I think that moment made me whole birthday!! It was probably the first and only time that will ever happen! After singing and talking with my mom and Emily we headed back to bed!
The next morning Michelle and I got up and headed for a lovely breakfast at a café right near the beach. We splurged a little and had scones and pancakes and a piece of “birthday cake”. It was a lovely yummy birthday breakfast. After breakfast Michelle, Abby, her boyfriend Kyle and I piled into the car and headed for the town called Fremantle. It was a cute old town on the water with markets and fun shops. We walked through town and up to the round jail, which was up on a hill with a great view of the harbor.
We got a chance to walk through the markets too. Michelle and I loved walking through the fruit part of the market, so much fresh fruit all with taste testing!!!
On our way out of the food part of the market we stopped at a booth that was selling Kangaroo, Emu, and Crocodile so we stopped to give it a try. I mean you can’t leave Australia without trying some Kangaroo right?! The kangaroo wasn’t to bad, tasted kind of like a chewy steak I didn’t really mind it at all. The Emu was my least favorite and surprisingly enough the crocodile tasted kind of like chicken!
Our day in Fremantle was a great one completed with a sunset on the water. Although it was a very cloudy night so the sunset wasn’t as great as we had hoped it was still a great ending to the day and the place we stopped to watch the sunset had some fun cave type rocks that we had a good time walking around on.
After heading home from Fremantle and the sunset my birthday was made complete, Michelle and I packed up headed into the city and before flying home we went to see WICKED!! My all time favorite musical! We had so much fun and Michelle had never seen it so I was glad I got the one to be able be there the first time! At intermission Michelle even got me a fun fruity green drink in a fun light up cup. Overall a great birthday in Oz although I am looking forward to celebrating with my fam in just a few days!
And so ended our whirlwind trip to Perth! It was a wonderful birthday spent with great new friends who I have come to know and care about so much. Perth and the west coast was a great experience and I am grateful for a chance to see that side of Australia as well.
To top it all off my wonderful mother had sent a package of decorations to a friend here on the sunshine coast and I came home to a room full of decorations for my 21st birthday complete with signs with my mom’s handwriting. It was a great welcome home. Then a few friends from the coast took me out for a wonderful birthday dinner down by the beach with ice cream to top it all off! Thanks for all the birthday wishes and the birthday cards here on the sunshine coast! I loved getting them all!! See you all very soon!!!