Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
The next day we headed further down the coast to Jervis Bay. Nothing quite prepared us for the beautiful white sand beaches, turquoise water, and amazing views at Murrays Beach. We enjoyed digging holes and making faces in the sand, John went snorkeling and we all enjoyed being there...after three very busy days in Sydney, it was nice to just relax.
Monday, December 29, 2008
y'all know it happens to you too!) As we pondered whether to stay and watch the entire performance, the guy called out to the "very American looking fellow" and asked him to join the act.
Sunday, December 28, 2008
While the kids were playing at the Darling Harbour Tumbalong Park, we engaged in some people watching and found a family that provided some serious unintended comedy. Keep in mind that it was only about 105 degrees outside with 95% relative humidity. As this family was preparing to leave, the women loaded one of their children into a "bubble boy" backpack. And in a nod to equal rights, the gentleman wrapped a cloth around himself and loaded their 4-year-old into his MANsupial pouch. We thought that a call into child protective services might be in order, but got caught up in discussion of whether the family was more likely from Queensland or Tasmania. See in Australia all of the "news of the weird" seems to come from one of these two states. John actually thinks that they should start a game show called "Queenslander or Taswegian". Contestants would score points by correctly identifying in which of these states a strange news event occurred. The US equivalent, although not quite analogous, would be "Mississippian or Northern Idahoan".
Tumbalong Park, a fantastic play area that included all things that children love: sand, water, and climbing apparatus. The kids had a great time and we didn't even mind the huge amount of sand that came home with them.