Sorry I fell behind so much everyone. Here’s all the days I needed to catch up on….
Day 10 (7/6/14)
Today was a lazy day because it poured pretty much the whole time. The lady we are staying with Vel trains dogs on Sunday so we went to the park to be apart of her class. My mom used Sheeza, Vel’s dog, and I went on a run. The park was huge with amazing trails to run through. Most werr paved but there were some areas that were dirt roads surrounded by tons of trees. I took pictures but I was dumb and took them while I ran so they came out blurry.
Right at the end of class it startsd to piur and didnt stop for the remainder of the day. We went back home, took some warm showers, and had tea. After lunch we all spent the rest of the day reading or talking. It was a nice lazy day for us to catch up on laundry and start repacking since we were leaving the next day.
Day 11 (7/7/14)
We all woke up and Vel drove us around to whatever we missed in Perth. We stopped at Jackadder Lake to feed the black swans.
Then we drove to Pinnaroo Memorial Park which was a cemetary where we saw a TON of wallabies. It was a beautiful piece of land and it was very different from any cemetary I had ever seen. There were parts of land like a typical cemetary with the plots lined up next to each other except the headstones were all placks on the ground. However there were parts that were pathways in these lanscaped gardens and along the paths were the headstones. The weirdest part of all is you would see probably 10 kangaroos just laying around on top of these graves.
After our drive we went home for lunch grabbed our things and went to the airport for our flight to Sydney. It is amazing that we met Vel and Julien 10 years ago in Florence, Italy one day when we were both lost. They have become such amazing friends and it truely was a wonderful experience staying with them. If you are reading this, thank you both so much. My mom and I are so blessed to have met you.
Day 12 (7/8/14)
Because we arrived in Sydney a little late my mom and I took our time waking up in thw morning. While my mom was eating I was looking over the map the hotel gave us and noticed something about a free walking tour. We got ready and headed down to the meeting spot. If you are in Sydney I HIGHLY recommend this tour! We walked all over Sydney and they were such a plethora of knowledge. We were able to see so much and so many little alley ways and spots that I would never have found in my own. The day tour was 3 hours so when we finished my mom and I grabbed lunch then walked to the Sydney Opera House. We wanted to kill some time before their night tour of The Rocks area started (also an awesome 1 1/2 hour tour). I’m in such awe of the opera house. It is an amazing piece of architecture. The part that shocked me the most was the ceiling is white ceramic tiles. I never realized this intricate detail until seeing it up close. We got to see the sun set behind the bridge then headed to the meeting point for our second free tour. We walked all around the Rocks area through little back alleys and saw so much history. After our tour we grabbed some dinner and took the bus back to the hotel. Have to get our rest for the bridge climb tomorrow! 🙂