Thursday, February 11, 2010
My Town - Weird But Wonderful
It is a place where the tourists flock on a weekend, yet head into the national park and it's just you and the trees.
A place that is part of a big city, and you always bump into someone you know.
This is a place where interesting characters reside, such as 'The Wizard' who walks the streets looking like Jesus, with his long beard, robes and staff, but has a Facebook page with 2,000 fans.
It is a place that is fearful to many during summer, but the residents love it enough to face the bushfire threat.
This is a place from which people travel to the city for work every day, yet go for dinner in the city and are met with an astounded look at the mention of driving back home that same night.
And when you do drive home, up the road we locals call The Mad Mile, the fresh air that hits you as you wind your way up the hill makes you happy to be home.
I love it here.
Posted at 7:03 AM