I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!
- Nov 15, 2009
Sounds like a pretty easy day from there! I wouldn't have wanted beet roots on my or in my burger either!
Welcome to Australia. I think beetroot is a mandatory element in all the slop burgers here.I had fancied a burger as well, but all the burgers that sounded good to me included beetroots in some way and I don’t like those.
They are everywhere in Sydney. And the Sydneysiders consider them a bit of a pest.saw an ibis.
I did get plenty of wallaby love though in exchange.
They have something called a koala encounter, which is really a glorified photo opportunity.
Nice that the locals gave you some love.We then came past an aviary full of budgies.
There's a town at Leura?????town of Leura,
Ah. Yes.It was a typical tourist trap.
It's actually quite interesting to see you call the cockatoos exotic birds. They are relatively common for us.being able to see what for me are exotic birds so close was a real treat.
I'm actually surprised that the bus stopped in Leura and that's where you got lunch. There's a lot more option in Katoomba.we drove through Katoomba and from what little we saw, I actually preferred this to Leura. I was amused though when I spotted an Aldi in the middle of the Blue Mountains.
That pretty much describes every tourist attraction in Australia.This is another tourist trap, but one with a certain amount of charm.
If it's where I think it is, I'm not surprised.a shop with aboriginal gifts and some bars and restaurants. We had missed the show, as we would have had to go there first if we had wanted to see this. We were not bothered about this. I did however want to check out the shop. I was not overly impressed by the selection and I seriously doubted how authentic most of the things were. They just looked like mass produced goods. I did have a good look at the opal jewellery, but that was well out of my budget.
That may well have been the best immigration experience we ever had.Immigration sounded very smooth, excellent!
It was amazing.Your tour sounded fabulous!
It definitely was for me. As I got back on the bus, I did wonder if there will be anything else on that trip that I would enjoy as much.The animal park would have probably been the highlight for me. How amazing to get that close to the wallaby and koala, wow!!!
That was a real treat.Too cool about the cockatoos outside during lunch.
I am so glad that I got this opportunity.The scenery was gorgeous as well.
I came to the same conclusion.I think beetroot is a mandatory element in all the slop burgers here.
We did see them everywhere and I can imagine that in numbers they can cause trouble, but they are such amazing birds.They are everywhere in Sydney. And the Sydneysiders consider them a bit of a pest.
I was definitely spoiled in that respect.Nice that the locals gave you some love.
Well, of a fashion.There's a town at Leura?????
Here they are mainly in zoos with some people having them as pets.It's actually quite interesting to see you call the cockatoos exotic birds. They are relatively common for us.
From the little I saw of Katoomba, I would have preferred that option.I'm actually surprised that the bus stopped in Leura and that's where you got lunch. There's a lot more option in Katoomba.
It is just before the Echo Point look out.If it's where I think it is, I'm not surprised.
We did, but it was so worth it.Looks like you had a pretty full day!
This was definitely one of the highlights of the trip.What a delightful visit to the zoo!
That area is so beautiful.Great shots of the mountains as well!
It was, but worth every minute.Sounds like a very log day.
This is a really amazing place and well worth the effort of visiting from Sydney.The zoo would have been the highlight for me as well.
You may well be right about this. It just seemed a very odd choice.I would imagine that the bus company gets some benefit by stopping in that smaller town.
I did plenty of shopping the rest of the trip starting the following day.It's too bad none of the gift shops had anything that tickled your fancy. Or it was out of your price range.
I was very glad that everything worked like clockwork. Sydney is such a beautiful city and it would have been a shame to not at least get a taste.Glad you were able to see some more of Sydney before getting on the ship and then had a smooth check in process.
The colour was beautiful, but unfortunately it fell apart almost straightaway.Love your dress, beautiful color!
We were both pretty happy about this find. There is some really beautiful Victorian architecture in Sydney.What a treasure to find that beautiful Victorian arcade.
It really is. I can't wait to see some gardens in China.The oriental garden reminds me of a movie. What a lovely tranquil place.
This was the second time this happened.Strange that your stateroom host ushered you out to the drill.
Too bad they didn't keep him. Ooops! Did I say that?We found out later that US Vice President Mike Pence was in Sydney that day.
I don't even know what this means.I had handed the lady at the ticket note a 50 Dirham note that I had in my wallet rather than the $50 note.
I know you've mentioned this store before, but I'm not sure I've ever seen one here in the US.I did have a quick look at Lush, but did not buy anything.
Sounds like good timing and you got a lot of nice things done during the day.When we got to the port, our check in window was just about to open.
I think this is another thing that is lost in Translation...Graham had topside of beef, pork and mushroom casserole and potatoes for his lunch and was not overly impressed. I had pork and mushroom casserole with chips and enjoyed it.
I'm sorry that the desserts weren't good.I was brave and had some chocolate roulade and lemon roulade for dessert. The desserts were every bit as bad as I remembered.
That's odd that there was such a difference in reception on the different decks.I went in search of a signal on my phone. I had decided to pay for mobile data for the day rather than having to find Wi-Fi. I started on deck 11, which is the pool deck. As I had no luck, I went up to deck 12 and all the way forward so that i was completely out in the open. I still had no joy. I did however get some nice views of the opera house. I decided to head down to deck 4 to see if I could get reception on the helipad. In the lift between deck 5 and 4, I suddenly had perfect reception. So I found myself a seat on deck 4 and posted my blog before heading back to the cabin.
This would have annoyed me. But then again we are usually already on our way by this time because we like to get a good spot to leave early with the scooter and all.He knocked a good 10 minutes before the muster drill started to ask us to head in that direction.
I didn't know you could do that!So I went in search of our stateroom host to request some more. I
So are these like regular sushi rolls? The kind that they cut up into 8 pieces?Graham chose the spicy shrimp roll and I had the surf and turf roll.