Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Australian Adventure!

This year our summer holiday took us back to Australia! My DH surprised me with a trip back to a land we first fell in love with in 2000.

The views around Sydney Harbour never disappoint. I never get tired of looking at the Harbour Bridge or the Opera House. We took this shot from the Manly Ferry.

We visited my dear friend Charlotte in Sydney. She took us to a cottage a few hours south of Sydney. Here we are on Culburra beach. Not bad for "winter"!!

We also explored Adelaide and South Australia this time. Here is a shot of a vineyard in the Barossa Valley! All the Shiraz I could drink. My favourite!!

We made new memories of Australia this time. I can't wait to scrap all the photos.

And on the way home, we got "stuck" in San Francisco for a night due to bad weather in the midwest preventing us from getting our connection to Chicago. So it gave us a chance to get a little taste of that wonderful city! Another iconic bridge to view!! The Golden Gate Bridge in all its glory.

We are already talking about going back to California to give San Francisco its full due. And of course the nearby Napa Valley beckons as well!

Thank you Char for such a wonderful holiday in Australia!


Avril Tanner said...

Looks like the perfect trip!

Christa Uttley said...

Wow Sharon, I am envious! You know have some Aussie photos for your pages and memories in you heart!

Joanne said...

Oh Sharon! It looks like such a wonderful trip! I have always wanted to go to Australia, but since I don't like to fly, I doubt that I will ever actually make it there! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos :)

MaryAnn said...

beautiful Photos, Sharon.
One of my dream places that when I was young I always thought I would go to live there.....but fate intervened...and a husband and 2 children.
Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

Deanna said...

Looks amazing! i am in Sydney Harbour too! Tee hee!

Dr. J said...

Ha ha Dee! I have been to "your" Sydney and it is stunning as well!