We do and see a lot of incredible things on these crazy trips around the world, but one of our favorite things is visiting Tina and Wendy, the Langer sisters, in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.
If you’re not a regular JimandJamie.com reader, you may be saying, “Who the hell are the Langer sisters?”
You can find the answer to that question here and here. The story of how we reconnected after 40-some years really is amazing.
We arrived in Perth, Western Australia on Sunday morning, then caught a flight out to Kalgoorlie, an old Federation-style gold rush town about 375 miles east of Perth.
We had dinner at a beautifully-restored pub built in 1896, a lot of laughs, and even a few tears when we parted company the next morning.
Here’s wishing the best to Tina, Wendy, and Tiny (Wendy’s husband) until we meet again in 2019.
Catherine Sosa says
Cute legs Jim! Glad you got to see your friends! Maybe you should reconnect with your West Coast friends sometime. Maybe on your trip back to Texas.
Thanks for noticing. I am known for my particularly attractive legs.
A wonderful friendship that’s survived decades. A couple of newbies but it sounds like they fit in seamlessly. I love this story. It reminds me of a gripping and fun-filled journal I once read. It was penned in 1970, after the author finished college and then hitchhiked around Australia, meeting new friends and finding creative places to sleep.
In a time long ago, when dinosaurs still ruled the earth and blogs had not yet been invented, I hitchhiked around New Zealand and Australia and kept a journal that told the tales of my travels. Traci has the distinction of being one of the few people who’s ever been allowed to read it.
Missing you both already! Glad you’ve got lovely legs coz I haven’t! Have a ball in Broome and a beer for us. Tina (on Wendy’s phone.) Xxx
And we miss the Kalgoorlie girlies (Tiny, too). Jamie thinks of you as the sister she never had.
Christina and Mikaela Cook says
Jim and Jamie, thank you for taking us on a journey through our own State! Love the vastness of the open plain and the artwork within that space. Travelling is not just about places but also about faces. We are glad that our faces met over a breakfast table in Mauritius [:
So good to hear from you. Jamie was just getting ready to send you an email. Look for it soon.