January 26th was Australia Day. As great as this is it seems to hold a lot more meaning when you live in Australia and it entitles you to enjoy the 3-day weekend this public holiday brings. Joel and I had contemplated having our own celebrations in the confines of our own home, yes, in other words we couldn't be bothered going out. Instead, we decided on an impromptu visit to the Kangaroo & Kiwi to join in the Australia Day celebrations with fellow Australian's, some Kiwi's and more than a few Americans. It was definitely a rowdy night as one would expect from a room full of aussies and we had an absolute ball!
The owner is a true blue Aussie and had us in tears laughing at his politically incorrect jokes. They had a pie eating/beer drinking competition with the winner winning nothing, but the title itself. Later in the evening the Karaoke events began with such good ole aussie bands like Jimmy Barnes, Men at Work & Midnight Oil, just to name a few. We even sang along with John Williamson such greats (?) as Waltzing Matilda and the National Anthem. This pub has become so popular since it opened it's doors that visitors are coming from far and wide, well, not as far and wide as Australia, but Portland and Vancouver, which is far and wide to us here in Seattle. All in all, it was a brilliant evening mingling with a great bunch of people.