I just spent my holiday in Australia. Wowzers. I never thought I'd say that! In fact Australia wasn't even on my list of place I wanted to visit, simply because I never really had any good friends to visit and it is sooooooo far from any other country. In fact it wasn't even on my list of places I didn't want to visit. It was just so far away from my mind! Ha, it's funny how life goes sometimes.
Here's how it happened:
Over Christmas a friend from my Camp Wawona days asked me to help one of her Australian friends out and show him around Yosemite for a day, to which I did my best at with the time we had. It turned out to be a quick trip from the train station in FresNO to Mariposa, the big trees (which are my absolute favorite and I love to share) to my house and back to the train station the next morning. Since I showed him around Yosemite and connected him with heaps of people in all the other places he was going he in turn offered me the same kindness if I ever came to Australia. So what other option did I have than to visit Australia? I think in the long run I might have gotten the better end of the deal as I only could show him around California for 9 hours and he showed me around Australia for 9 days. . .
It was 9 days of adventures as only we could have. Full of the open road, kangaroos, wombats, beaches and mountains. It was good. Here are a smorgasborg of pictures to tantalize your eyes with.
|The Sydney Opera House|
|Aboriginal hand prints on a cave wall. A great find because even the Australian had never been there!|
|The Yellow Deli in Katoomba, NSW. Be careful because they like to love bomb and you'll never be the same again!|
|Katoomba Falls, Blue Mountains. This place is beautiful and one of my favorite places. I could go back here.|
|Apparently I am quite the photographer because I was able to capture Martin's elusive smile that hasn't been seen in many a years.|
|The Three Sisters, Katoomba. Seriously, I loved it here.|
|Driving on the other side of the road, it takes some getting used to!|
|Best Saturday night in a long time! We saw As You Like It at the Sydney Opera House!|
|I can drive on the other side of the road, chew gum, and take a selfie all while Martin slept. Skilz.|
|Look! A wild kangaroo!|
|The ocean and my hair are goood friends.|
|IT'S A WOMBAT!! HE LOVES ME!!!|
|I swapped secrets with a wallaby.|
|Camels. I rode a camel. Dreams came true.|
|CAN I KEEP HIM???!! PLEASE!!!|
|Sunset in Katoomba.|
If you ever go to Australia let me know I'll tell you all the good places to go!