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Friday, April 23, 2010

photostory friday: pictures of oz



firstly, by way of explanation, "OZ" is a kiwi way of saying 'australia'

our trip to see tara and her fam for 8 days during the recent school holidays was simply wonderful, and contained a little and a lot of everything...


an early morning start

friendship and joy






a second birthday!


beaches









did i say beaches already?

how about jumping at beaches...

and some snorkelling


then there were the wharves

the local council allows houses to build RIGHT to the water, so there are any number of private wharves, but plenty of public ones too

perfect for jumping off...




then there was our day trip to sydney

this involved a lot of ANTICIPATION
then exhaustion..


did you know there are ONE MILLION 56 THOUSAND TILES
on the roof of the sydney opera house?


and here's just one of them!

chocolates galore at the lindt cafe

our week was full of cute dogs too



and chocolate pizza

WHAT holiday is complete without chocolate pizza?



and big knickers
i almost forgot about the big knickers



did i mention the beaches already?

and more joy (for the jumping of)



sightseeing too





and ice skating
i almost forgot about the ice skating





and the scary pelicans
was there ever a FREAKIER bird?


i don't know how big their brains are, but they're smart enough to wait by the fish filleting table at the beach and wait for the leftovers to wash out
watching one pelican try to carry off the remains of an entire fish without all the other pelicans stealing it off him was entertaining.  freaky but entertaining

then it was time to say farewell
and thank goodness for skype :)





PhotoStory Friday
Hosted by Cecilyand Pam

15 comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

What a perfect vacation! I love it! I am so glad you had such a fantastically fun time in the sun : )

theUngourmet said...

I love all of these but I'm especially fond of the "JUMPY" ones! :D

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

That looks like a wonderful trip/visit. I would love to visit that country and see its beauty in person, but while that probably won't happen, I thank you for sharing!

Amy said...

what a beautiful trip.

debi9kids said...

Oh wow. That looks like a beautiful anf fun-filled vacation! The looks on the girls' faces were priceless!

mandyb said...

ohh these look just as good as they did when i saw the pics on your computer the day after you got home!!!
glad you got to see tara!!!!

Pam said...

Looks like a fabulous trip! I am wanting to go to the beach really badly now but it's a bit too chilly here for that. I also want a big bite of chocolate pizza!

Pam Emmons said...

Oh my gosh! Those beaches are amazing! How fun!

cat said...

Oh that is just an amazing and wonderful holiday! And we also talk about Oz.

auntiegwen said...

ooh looks amazing :)

Serline said...

Wonderful reminders of our holidays down under, wonder when we would return again...

A 2 Z said...

Would love to live there again. We had rented a condo right near the beach. At night we were rocked by the sound of the waves...for 2 years. From there we move to Johanesburg. At night we were frightened with the sound of gunshots...alsmost every night we heard them....

Jen said...

Love your pictures!! Especially the action shots!! They are great!

Thanks for helping me celebrate my SITS day!

Jen

hotpants™ said...

It looks so beautiful. I hope to go someday.

Thanks for stopping by on my SITS day.

Ann On and On... said...

What an amazing time! Love the photos....

I totally agree, thank God for Skype!