Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Down Under

We have been threatening to go to Australia with Hubby for several years now.
This summer it finally worked out.
We left August 3rd, flew to Sydney, then over to Auckland, drove to Wellington, then flew back and up to Cairns Australia, then back to Sydney.
I just finished making a book about it on Shutterfly, they were having a sale so I rapidly wrapped up the book I had started several weeks ago.  Of course after I finished I realized there were other pictures I should have included from my phone, or from Red, who is a pretty good photographer, but I didn't.  And now it's ordered.  I guess nothing is perfect.
But it is finished.

Instead of taking the tram back up, our family opted to climb up the stairs, which was something like 920 steps.  We were glad we did, as the views were amazing.
What you might not be able to see is the little white specs in the back ground are cockatoos flying across the gorge.  It was amazing!

This is all from just the first tour we went on, around Sydney.  I can see I am going to have to be even more selective

We flew to New Zealand, and saw Hobbiton, which was one of the highlights of the trip!

We went to Rotorua, and walked along the suspended pathways of a redwood forest

 We saw the hotspots - a lot like Yellowstone

 Near the hot pots there were some soaking pools that we relaxed in

Hmmmm... I need to be even more selective...  That was only a couple of days into the trip.

Have to add more later.