HA! yet another cliche Americans think about Aussies. One small problem, Australians call shrimps prawns, but Americans do have the barbie part right. We are really trying to embrace the local culture.
Since we have no backyard, a normal Southern American tradition, we have been looking for new, city traditions. A BBQ at the park with church people, sounded like a good start. We got together with some people after church on Sunday for a BBQ in New Farm Park.
The problem with not having a car though is you do not have anywhere to put all that "stuff" you would haul to a picnic. This was our "stuff" we hauled in our backpacks to church then New Farm.
The funny thing is no one brought things to BBQ. All the parks have grills you can use for free throughout the park. One of my expat friends, Courtney mentioned seven layer dip the other day. I had been wanting it ever since. I brought all the things and we made it on our quilt.