Monday, August 31, 2009

Two days of Amazing sights

Ok. We have been so busy over the last two days!

Yesterday started out really early with an incredible view of the Sydney harbour bridge out of our bedroom window. After a quick shower we walked down to the rocks which is an old, European section of Sydney right beside the bridge. We had.breakfast at a really cute little place called pancakes on the rocks which consisted of some greasy, tasty comfort food. After breakfast we picked up a few souvenirs (yes Taylor, got you your boomerang) and went for a quick walk down to the water only to find that we were in the perfect spot in between the bridge and the opera house.

After a few pictures we made our way to the bridge to walk up one of the bridge pylons. They are huge stone towers on either side of the bridge and after walking to the top we were about two thirds of the way up the bridge. Tge bridge was completed in 1932 and sixteen men died during its construction. The view was so overwhelmingly beautiful.

After the bridge we went to darling harbour which is a super tredy boardwalk area. We took a walk through the Sydney aquarium where we were able to see dugongs and sharks through underwater tunnels. We finished up and went to one of the restaurants overlooking the water to sit in lounge chairs and have a beer and some bruchetta. The area was so beautiful and it was the perfect afternoon.

We took a walk back to our flat through downtown and made a few stops at some shops that were WAY out of our price range. When we finally arrived home I put together a nice dinner and we spent the rest of the night relaxing.

This morning we woke up early and walked down to the opera house to check it out and pick up our tickets for tonights ben folds five show and Friday nights bengarra dance show. The building it blindingly white and actually looks as though it is covered in scales when you get up close to it. The inside of the roof is covered I'm beams that make it almost look like a rib cage.

After picking up the tickets we walked down to the ward and caught the ferry to the tongara zoo. It is built into the bush in the side of the hill overlooking the water. We spent all day there and managed to see kangaroos, koalas, meerkats, wallabies, giraffes, chimpanzees and hundreds more. We just took the ferry back and walked the rest of the way home and now we are making dinner and getting ready for our big night at the opera house... Yay!!!

Sorry about the long post... More tomorrow! We are headed to bondi beach in the morning!

Talk to you soon!


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sunset Over Sydney Harbour

I have yet to figure out how to post pictures to the blog using the iPod but... When I do tonights images will be the first to go up. We had a wonderful dinner with the Fewchuks which included some fantastic BBQ and an amazing tradditional australian desert that Sue made called Pavlova (it's basically a giant baked merengue with homemade whipped cream and fresh cut fruit on top... So good!) which we had with tea. After dinner we hopped back into the ute for another ride back into town. After passing over a few absolutely incredible bridges we had to make a stop to get a picture of the Sydney harbour bridge and the opera house accross the harbour at sunset. It was one of the most spectacular things I have ever seen and I cannot wait to see it again in the morning. We are just unpacking quickly and then it is off to go on a short walk to explore the area.

Talk soon!


Saturday, August 29, 2009

Longest Flight Ever!

We are officially here! It was hands down the longest flight ever... It was a grand total of fourteen hours and forty five minutes and it felt like an eternity. We were given three meals. Dinner at the beginning of the flight, a sandwich midway through and breakfast two hours before landing. We were so sore when we got off of the plane. Muscles start to cramp up so fast when you are sitting for that long! Both David and I slept spuratically throughout the flight and we are exhausted. I can't speak for David but I think I may have only slept about four hours total. That's a lot of movie watching time...

Steph speaks for herself I got 7.5 hours and still had time to watch 3 movies. Met with michael and I quickly remembered that they drive backwards here. Still have not seen a toilet run backwards though!

We had the most amazing ride in! One of Dave's relatives Michael Fewchuck picked us up on his Ute (definition-pick up truck) and we drove through the city, past the opera house and over the Sydney harbour bridge to an out of town suburb where The Fewchuks live. It was incredible!

We are at the Fewchucks for an early BBQ dinner right now and then it is back to Sydney city centre to get the keys to our flat and settle in!

More from us soon!


Friday, August 28, 2009

Yay! We are on the way!

David and I have safely landed in Vancouver and we could not be more excited! We will miss you all so much over the next two months but we will also be having so much fun! For now it is off to the bar for a goodbye Canada drink and then we are off to convince some ladies at our gate that we are way too important to fly economy. Let the butt kissing begin!

Talk to you soon!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Packing and practicing

Ok. So I am testing out our new ipod touch while Dave finishes his packing. While we are away we will be using our iPod as our main Internet connection. From here we can also check and reply to our email and post pictures and videos from our adventures. Hopefully
It works.

Leaving Tomorrow

The Adventure starts tomorrow! Our house is officially a massive disaster as a result of the wedding and packing for Australia. We leave tomorrow night! The excitement is almost too much! It has been an exciting and emotional week. On Saturday we had the most amazing wedding and we are so happy to be Mr. and Mrs. Eliuk. Our friends and family were amazing at the wedding and there were more than a few tears shed.

Now it is all about packing and preparing. We will have more information on our trip soon but for now it's back to the preparations!