|Wombats, penguins, kangaroos, peacocks, oh my!|
Patrick and I signed up for an all day trip that took us outside the city up into the mountains. We went to the wildlife park first and saw my favorites, the little penguins. It was a little surprising to see some full fledged mating rituals going on with them, but don't worry, I'll spare you that video that Patrick took (you only hear stuff, but still awkward!!). All the other penguins not involved looked scared as well as they were all huddling together (I felt the same way, little guys!!).
|Koala, wombats, kangaroos, and peacocks|
We ate lunch at a "country club" which was a little rundown, but it had some nice views and the chips were good as well as the desserts! After lunch, we drove up further into the Blue mountains into Katoomba where we danced with some Aboriginal men and got to see some amazing art they have created. From there, we drove down to the Katoomba scenic railway. We took the cable car down to the rainforest and it was pretty amazing as at one point, you are pointed straight down!! It was a little crazy! We took the railway train back up and I'm glad that we didn't take that down because that sucker goes down at a 90 degree angle like a freaking roller coaster and it was scary enough having to go back up the mountain in it as you were not strapped in and it was only covered by a mesh fence on two of the three sides!
|Coal mine in the forest and cherry blossoms|
|Pretty trees (actually the first is a fern!!)|
|Olympic torch (now a fountain) and stadiums|
|Condos in Olympic Village|
|Map of Olympic Village|
|Coming back by ferry into Sydney (through a really dirty window)|