I think my partner Scott and I reached a new level of patriotism this year.
Firstly we turned a public holiday Thursday into a long weekend by taking the Friday off as well – doesn’t get much more Aussie than that.
We then chose to spend our self-made Australia Day long weekend in Canberra – our nations capital.
More than a few people questioned this decision - actually make that every single person I spoke to.
‘Why Canberra?’ and an incredulous look was what I got whenever I mentioned our mini-break destination of choice.
Admittedly Canberra doesn’t have a reputation of being the most exciting place on earth. It’s claims to fame are fireworks.. and ah…. porn.
Prior to beginning our trip we had hopes of seeing our Prime Minister make a speech – if we were lucky.
We never expected to actually meet her!
Meeting Australia Day ambassador Adam Gilchrist and Australian of the Year Geoffrey Rush was icing on the cake.
Australia Day 2012 was an incredible experience I know we’ll never forget.
P.S. The fireworks in Queanbeyan were awesome! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5Mw08SCjQg