23 March 2011

aussie aussie aussie

I had so much fun visiting Sam in Sydney. He was such a wonderful host and tour guide and showed us nearly every inch of the city. I'm so happy I got to see his life there - from his internship to his apartment to meeting his roommates. I feel so lucky to be able to envision him going about his day now.

The only bummer of the trip was that we didn't realize it was the wet season for the Great Barrier Reef, so we had to cancel our overnight trip, because they don't run snorkel and rain forrest excursions in the rain. However, instead we got to go to the Blue Mountains, which were really awesome, too.
Dukie at the bottom of a waterfall...
A gorgeous lookout...
Two of my favorite parts of the week were taking surf camp with Duke and going on a St. Patrick's night cruise with Sam, Duke and Ricky.

The beautiful Bondi Beach, where we took our lessons...
Waiting to get on the ship...
Although the food was less than classy, the drinks were in plastic cups, and the attire was slightly ridiculous, the Sydney skyline was spectacular. We saw unbelievable views of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. I'm still dreaming of them. 
We also saw lots of cool Didjeridoo players around the city. 
And Duke and Sam in the Botanical Gardens, climbing a tree just like the old days. Aren't they the best!?
Thanks for being a great host Sammy!

Oh, P.S. We played a game where you flipped over four random cards, and the person next to me and I had identical cards, in the same order! I took a picture because I was so amazed, and all the boys said no one would believe it. But I knew you guys would...


  1. These photos are stunning! I've only been to Australia once and I'd love to go back. It looks like you had a fantastic time!

  2. Great photos! Looks like an amazing trip. I just found your blog on Kentucky Blonde- very cute!

  3. I am dying to go to Australia, your pictures are making me want to go more now!


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