Monday, November 30, 2009

Sydney and Blue Mountains

Danny, his brother Frank and I drove to Sydney and spent 5 days at their cousin Phil's gorgeous house, along with Phil's wife Jenny and sons Jason and Stephen.  Frank's wife Janette and daughters Heather and Laura joined us for a couple of days. 

Tours around Sydney included Sydney Harbour, Manly Beach, Darling Harbour, Sydney city centre, Sydney Zoo, and outside of Sydney we visited the spectacular Blue Mountains.  Temps ranged from about 18C (64F) to 41C (105F).  Several of our trips included ferries around the harbours which were quite scenic. 

Sydney Tourism

Photos are in my album:
Sydney and Blue Mtns. Pics

Photos below:  Darling Harbour, 3 sisters peaks in the Blue Mountains, sisters Heather and Laura at the Chinese Gardens in Sydney

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Melbourne - Great Ocean Road

We arrived in Melbourne after very long flights - about 24 hours on planes in total.  After spending a few days with Danny's brother Frank, his wife Janette, and daughter Heather and Laura, Danny and I headed to the Great Ocean Road.  Port Campbell is only a short distance from the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Bay and other interesting structures along the coastline.  We spent 3 nights in Sea Foam Villas in Port Campbell and took day trips to the nearby areas.  Spectacular!!!!