Down Under

In May of this year we went to Australia.  This was an amazing trip and is one of the many places that we’ve visited that I could see myself living.  It took us around 24 hours of flight time, and was completely worth it,  to get to Melbourne which the locals pronounce as “Melbun”.  We spend 3 nights there which included a side trip to the Great Ocean Road to see the Twelve Apostles.  You can’t go to Australia with out visiting the Outback so we went to “The Red Center” for 2 nights and saw 2 sunsets and 2 sunrises over Uluru and Kata Tjuta.  One of the best experiences was the Sounds of Silence dinner where we had champagne and watched the sunset then had dinner in the middle of the Outback do some star gazing including seeing the Southern Cross.  Next on the list was The Great Barrier Reef for some scuba diving.   We arrived in Cairns, pronounced “Cans”, and spent 1 near the marina and then headed to the dive boat for another night - The Reef Encounter.  We did 5 dives including on night dive which was my first.  The night dive did not really do it for me so I’m not sure if I’ll do another one.  The coral formations were AMAZING and everything you could hope for.  We saved the best for last – Sydney!!  I could spend hours sitting at the harbor overlooking the Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Opera House.  While we were in Sydney they were having a festival call Vivid Sydney were there were over 40 light up exhibits which included lights being projected on the Opera House which is the only time of the year that it’s not white.  If you have a chance to go I highly recommend it!  Too see more pictures click on Elizabeth’s Picasa Web under photography.

The Twelve Apostles

The Twelve Apostles

Sydney Harbor

Sydney Harbor

Uluru

Uluru

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