The last leg of our journey took us to Brisbane, where we were re-united with Jai and Srini Srinivasan, friends from our days in Switzerland. They did visit us briefly in Hawaii a few years ago. Jai's mother is living with them and is now 88. She was still in her fifties when we met her in Switzerland. Jai's father, whom we met then, is no longer alive. Time marches on, for sure.
Jai and Srini's house and yard are, well, perfect. She had art works and her art ceramics and works of other ceramicists everywhere. She also has two fine cats, which pleased Terry very much, especially. Here is Jai with her big yellow tomcat.
And here is the smaller female. Both cats appear to have a somewhat critical expression, as if to say, "Who are you and what is it you want?" I got the feeling we would not be able to join their staff without some training.
Srini is a scientist at the University, very specialized in his field, which is studying the optics of honeybee eyes. Here he is in his lab.
Jai and me in her studio.
On one of our bus excursions we met this man. He said to take a picture of him to show people what a real Australian looked like. He was trying to sell something, but I couldn't make out what it was.
On Sunday we are making our annual pilgrimage to the art studios of Volcano Village, Hawaii. More next week on the Brisbane visit. Nice weekend, everyone!