April 23, 2014
We’ve had so much fun catching up with family at various BBQs, breakfasts and Grandpa John’s Birthday brunch. Here are a few pics.
Alan, Papi, Dave and Auntry VJ and Grantie’s Deb and Rachel.
Trevor, Alexandra and Mrs Hunt (Jennifer’s brother, daughter and Mum).
Donna and our cousin Andrew.
Aunty VJ, Deb and Rachel (Great Aunties) Mum and Carlos.
Grandpa John and Jennifer tearing up the dance floor.
April 20, 2014
We’re having a great time in Perth however our hotel WiFi is patchy. After several attempts to post pictures we’re conceeding defeat and will update you all when we can get a better connection.
April 18, 2014
We found our first rhinoceros on the corner of Pitt St and Market.
Carlos rode one at Hyde Park.
Bright and colourful at Cockle Bay.
Another Cockle Bay rhino looked a little bit like Rainbow Dash.
We found this guy outside the Chinese Gardens.
Another one hanging out in Pitt Street.
Pitt St clearly a popular rhino hangout.
Circular Quay at the Ferry Terminal.
Abuela wanted to take this tiled mosaic home from Botanic Gardens.
And this guy at the Botanic Gardens was covered in lids!
At the Opera House.
Darling Harbour was the hangout for this darling.
And this one.
Rhino or Zebra? We thought he counted as our 15th rhino.
We spotted our last one just as we were getting into the train station on our way to the airport.
The rhinos are part of the Taronga Zoo’s Wild Rhinos to raise awareness of the plight facing rhinos through poaching and habitat loss and to raise funds for the zoo’s rhino conservation program. The herd is 125 strong and spread around streets, parks and public spaces in Sydney. They will be auctioned on May 14th.
April 15, 2014
Our trip got off to a bad start with me vomiting, Papi feeling sick and a momentary hiccup with Rafa’s Australian visa.
We had everything back on track by the time we departed Houston and had dug out things to do from our activity pack.
Flight one down, followed by 5 hours to hang at LAX. We thought the new terminal was gorgeous with its new shops and restaurants and giant digital art screens.
The kids area was super cool too. We surfed a little then played tag with some bigger kids on our flight (who Rafa had no problems tackling to the ground). We ran until our cheeks were red.
We slept for about 3/4 the 14 and a half hour flight with our new travelling blankets and pillows (Dusty and Sofia the First themed).
And for the first time I signed my own Incoming Passenger Card. A-N-A.
About 30 hours after we left home in Houston we were getting off the train in the Sydney CBD.
And happily reading books with Abuela in a Pitt St Cafe.
Mum and Papi were happy to be there too.