Friday, March 23, 2012

A Couple of Driving Laughs

Driving in Australia was such an adventure.

We actually didn't have any accidents, and we made it to our destinations in a fairly timely manner, but boy, was the driving a key source of stress! I so wish we'd learned Sarah's "Roundabout Song" early on in our journey.

She didn't make up this song, but she is totally famous for singing it. She once called in and performed it on a radio show in Washington when the local citizens were having a hard time navigating the new roundabouts there, and the station played it over and over and over again. (Of course, the clockwise/counter-clockwise and left/right parts were edited.)

I hope you enjoy this as much as we did!

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Here's a little video of my first time driving on the left-hand side of the road.  (I don't expect anyone to take the time to watch it . . . I put it up mainly for my children's sake.)

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And, of course, we had Ashton and Alia in the back seat holding this great sign that reads, "Sorry! We're Americans."

They held this up to the window whenever Saren or I made a mistake with our driving.


Someday I will make a sign to hold up while Alia is driving.  Not sure what it will say yet, but I'm going to make it very good.

Oh, it's fun to laugh together.

Do you have any funny driving stories?

1 comment:

  1. Good one Sarah!! I think that was a TV commerical?? Anyway, Sarah's version is better, especially the last note!! You were brave to drive on the other side of the road. When I was in Canada, it was snowing so there was no way I was attempting a drive. I did have my Canadian friend drive on the 'Aussie' side of the road while I was there which was hilarious! I didn't tell her she was doing anything wrong, because it felt normal to me!!! She was in an unfamiliar neighbourhood, well that was her excuse anyways!! My car is an American car, its a Ford Explorer so my windscreen wipers and indicators are in the same position as American cars, so I totally get what you were doing:) I love the sign the kids had for you, maybe you could make a sign for her saying, " Her dad taught her how to drive first"!! Or something like that!!!

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