Saturday, April 2, 2016

Opera House Tour & Royal Botanic Gardens- Sydney Day 2

We completed a day in Hunter valley & another day in the Blue Mountains. This was our final full day in Sydney. Last night The Blairs went to an opera at the Opera House-Barber of Seville. Today we are going to tour the Opera house. Later the Blairs are climbing the bridge. We climbed last time so we are just going to meander around the city.
The Barnhills stayed at the same hotel. They are heading out to the Blu Mountains (this was actually taken on the day we went to Hunter Valley)



Aw, poor monkey boy. No climbing in the Royal Botanic Gardens


The trees were massive

Finally we caged them


The art was angry in contrast to the pretty park





See- bones?




Romantic spot

Flocks of white cockatoos


Eating magnolia buds

And berries






The ladies in teal are gearing up for a 50 mile walk for charity
A plover




It was the 200th anniversary of the Royal Gardens




I think this wedding couple was my favorite-




A Blair sighting


Onto the Opera house tour





I think my favorite picture of Ken

Diana Krall is coming to town

So is Simply Red

Someone had a late night


Jim is ordering our food. We got a thing called tour & tasting plate. We weren't sure what to expect but it was quite nice....and a lot of food!



Food arrived

1 per couple

Gulls were very annoying, but Dan fed them wasabi as behavior modification

Tomorrow starts Chinese New year

Blairs went to climb the bridge & we went for more city tours

A barrister


Sunscreen man!






Back to Bondi because we can!



Loved the green space created on this high rise

Monkey boy outside our hotel
Monkey boy is being watched by bridge climbers

Off to meet the Blairs for dinner

No we didn't eat any but what art!



I didn't realize Capt. Cook was a Nurse! (Joke)

We stole the Osters table!
Cool place in the Rocks where we grilled our own food

Or you ate what they cooked- Pork w/ cracklin


Vacation is over (sad face)

Monkey boy doesn't want to make the 30 hour journey home.....

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