Wednesday, January 11, 2012

School Begins

Today, we made a visit to the company, Fluor. They dabble in many areas, but focus on building management and construction. We were led through a presentation explaining a project that is underway in Australia right now. Fluor is working with Santos, on an operation involving the mining of coal seam gas. This is a multi-million dollar project, and was exciting to learn about.

After our visit with Fluor, we were free to weep in misery over Alabama's 21-0 win over LSU for the title of National Championship. Once that was completed, a group of us went back to the hotel and cooked some burgers on the grill near the pool.

We then went out to explore the town, and ran into an either drunk, or crazy, man on the bus. I just thought he was a friendly foreigner at first, but nope. He was wasted, at 8 o'clock in the evening. We were able to ditch him (he was trying to follow us), and headed down to a part of town we hadn't been in to check out some local hang outs. In one, we were in the pool room and the bartender raced back, put out some cigarettes, hid all the ash trays, and then calmly went back inside to the bar area. Seconds later, 4-5 policemen casually strolled through. Apparently, it's illegal to smoke there. I'm tired of being busted by cops when I'm not doing anything! That sounds really bad, but I promise (Mom, listen up!) that I'm not breaking any laws!

Some more commentary on Australia coins... I have accumulated $28 in coins, unknowingly. They have 5 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, 50 cent, 1 dollar, and 2 dollar coins. Give me a break people!