Wednesday, September 13, 2006
6 Days Until I Leave To Australia
It's finally hitting me. I'm less than a week away from walking through downtown Sydney. I'll be down in Australia for just under 3 weeks. My now 7 year old daughter Kalyssa, whom I adopted, is my little Aussie, so we take her back once a year so she will always know where she comes from. Well, that and it's a great excuse to fly down there. The only thing I hate about Australia is leaving it. I never want to leave.
This time around I'll be videotaping and photographing everything, so if there's anything you'd like to see please let me know. Also, if you have any questions about the place, feel free to send them my way.
I'll do my best to post the pictures as I go as long as I can find some wireless hotspots along the coast between Sydney and Brisbane.
The view from the hotel we usually stay in, located in 'The Rocks' section of Sydney.
Brisbane will be the second city we stay in. It's north of Sydney, along the East Coast.
Actually it's only 17 hours from Ohio, but who's counting. Quantas Airlines makes the flight go by quickly by providing free drinks and your own TV/Movie/Video Game system.
And yes, we'll be going to the Australia Zoo. Sad to know that Steve Irwin is gone, but his zoo is still the best one we've ever been to.
And of course, I'll be hitting the beaches every step of the way.
posted by El Capitan at 10:10 AM
I'm so jealous. Never been to Australia before but everyone I know who has gone absolutely loves it. Take plenty of beach pics (I'm sure you will). How is the surf this time around? Water temp? Beaches really crowded? Sharks?10:58 AM
Lindsay, you've gotta head on down there some day. The people really make the place perfect, although the weather and environment are nearly flawless.
Shark season is about due on the Central East Coast, so I've got to watch it.
As for water temps, perfect. Similar to San Diego this time of year.
The good beaches aren't too crowded at all. The touristy ones start filling up in late October, but we try to avoid those ones.
I definitely promise to take lots of beach pictures.
Sounds like a lot of fun. Hope you have a great trip.12:26 PM