Memories … Ein Rückblick.

posted in: Australia 2009 2

Unglaublich, aber wahr! Wir sind schon seit 3 Wochen wieder zu Hause im winterlichen (= regnerischen) Kalifornien und vom Alltag fast komplett verschluckt! Aber so ein großartiger Urlaub kann nicht ohne Resüme als abgeschlossen gelten! Daher kommt jetzt & hier mein Schlußkommentar … Und weil die meisten Leser in den USA sitzen: auf Englisch. As Kirk and I were planning the details of our Australia trip (which really were not as many details as you’d think if you know me and have travelled … Read More

Australia 2009 Photo Gallery: Day 16

posted in: Australia 2009 1

Today is not over… It’s a long one.  We traveled back in time and arrived in SFO before we left SYD.  So today will be 19 hours longer than a normal day for us.  But one thing is for sure. We’re home and we’re done with our trip.  When we saw the rain during our decent, we knew our summer was over. With that being the case, this is our last batch of pictures.  See them after the break.

Track our Flight Back to San Francisco

posted in: Australia 2009 0

Do you have nothing better to do but track our flight back home? I knew it. Great! Just go to either of these links. We’re on Qantas Flight 73. Or for the fancy Google Earth 3D way, download this KML courtesy of (geR1716783.kml) Hopefully that works. See you soon.

Last Day …

posted in: Australia 2009 1

Can it really be that today, Day 16 of our trip, is already our last day? The one when we are leaving Sydney, and Australia? I guess it is so. After city sightseeing, mountain hiking, Outback driving, coast exploring, animal feeding, reef snorkeling and shark diving, rain forest sky-railing and finally gift shopping, we have seen & done it all. At least all that we had planned for. So today, we have 3 more things on the list: eat breakfast, … Read More

Packing & Heading Home

posted in: Australia 2009 0

Well, this is it.  We’re packing up our gear and about to head out to the airport soon.  Our trip is about over… our summer Christmas is about to end.  Andrea and I both had a great time and hope you guys enjoyed following along with us on our trip.  It was fun updating our trip on Andrea’s fancy new web site. All we have left is to eat breakfast, pack, and head to the airport.  Then we’re on out … Read More


posted in: Australia 2009 0

Finally, on Day 15, we got to do one of the most important things: souvenir shopping! 😉 With high expectations on our trip, Christmas just outside our door step and usual gift shop addictions, we had to go out and spend some $$. After a really slow start in the day (we almost missed our free breakfast in the executive lounge!), we decided to check out Sydney’s Chinatown, just a few blocks from the hotel. Starting with lunch (just, a … Read More

A Walk in the Woods

posted in: Australia 2009 1

I’m stealing the title for today’s post (Day 14) from a book of one of my most favorite authors: Bill Bryson. And a walk in the woods we went on yesterday! Leaving Cairns in the morning, we headed just about 15 minutes to the north, to catch the SkyRail Rainforest Cableway to a lofty ride over the rain forest tree tops. With 2 stations in the middle of the rain forest, visitors get to enjoy the walkways laid out through … Read More

1 2 3 4 6