Sunday, May 8, 2011


When we first got to Australia, one of the first things we did was head to the souvenir shops. [Are we good tourists or what?]
All over the place the have these rad coin banks that are decorated like paper notes. [$5, $10, $20, $50, and $100.]
Because they are so rad [and because we like coin banks], we had to buy one.
Australian $10 notes are pretty and blue, so we chose a bank with the $10 bill on it and brought it home.

Since basically the moment this thing was in our hands, Chris declared it his and decided to fill it with only gold coins. [He's pretty strict about the only gold coins rule.] Gold coins are worth either $1 or $2, so money adds up pretty quickly.
Now that we are poor and heading to Tasmania in a few days, we decided to open up the magic jar and count the money. [The bank only has a slot to put coins in, not for getting them out. That means we had to ruin the jar in order to get the money out. But that's ok, we can get a new one with our riches.]
So, we just finished counting the money. Guess how much there was??

That's right, $82 in coins. [Let me also add that the jar was only filled up less than an inch from the bottom.]
Ah, what a beautiful feeling.
Now we will be able to eat in Tasmania instead of just spending money on our hotel.
If nothing else, I think we've learned that coin banks are awesome. [And that we love teeny tiny $2 coins.] Thanks Australia.

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