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July 23

Sydney Australia

-17 °C

We got up early again and all met in the lobby. Today we were just going to wander, pick up some last minute souvenirs and try to see some things that we hadn’t yet. We headed down to Darling Harbour and went through one of the malls there. We stopped for lunch at a restaurant there and Jim & Huey ordered a piece of pie and a beer. When the pie came it was the funniest thing. The meringue on the top of the pie was HUGE! Sarah snapped a picture just at the right moment because the look on their faces is sheer delight! JD and I had some spaghetti and then we continued on. We then we wanted to head over to the harbour bridge and walk across it. On the way we walked through some of the older parts of The Rocks that we hadn’t seen on the tour. There was one beautiful spot that looked very old. We spent a few minutes taking some pictures and looking around at a few of the shops that were there. You could almost feel the history coming from the area. It was really beautiful. I wish that I had taken more pictures of that area.

We headed up the street to the bridge and started the walk up. So we’re climbing the bridge and Bonnie is looking more and more uncomfortable as we’re starting to pass over the water. On top of that, I am very afraid of heights and I was feeling more and more uncomfortable as well. By the time we got to the first big pillar, I was very flustered and feeling very ill. JD, Jim Sarah & Huey decided that they wanted to climb up the stairs in the pillar to the first lookout. There was no way that I was doing that so I decided that I wanted to head back down because I didn’t like it up there much. Bonnie quickly decided that she wasn’t going to hang around up there either and wanted to head down with me. We walked down to a set of stairs that left the road that went over the bridge and sat and just chatted for about a half hour while the rest of them climbed the pillar and checked out the lookout. After that, we headed back to Sydney Harbour-front and did some more shopping, stopped at a few pretty tourist stores and just had a relaxing day together. JD and I decided to head back to the hotel a little early because I was feeling pretty tired. Jim, Bonnie, Sarah & Huey stayed to do some more wandering and JD and I headed back to pack up all our stuff and relax a bit before bed.

Posted by pixcee 13:05 Archived in Australia

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