Wednesday, March 26, 2014

mobile uploads

Enjoy these photos from my phone from Sydney:

on the plane, ready to go!
bird's eye view of Sydney Opera House
 waiting for the train
 this statement would turn out to be false… since, in this photo, the front of his shirt is covered in blood from smashing his face on the tray table on the flight… 
arrived in the Rocks!
 under the Harbour Bridge
 late lunch at Bar 100 (with "Mr. Lettuce" a St Patty's Day decoration the waitress kindly gave to Gunnar)
 view of the Harbour Bridge from our hotel room at Pier 1
in the underwater tunnels at the Sydney Aquarium

 Patrick really likes sawfish.

cheese face.
 he loved this "fish scale" wall, he kept saying "OOOOHHHH"

 replica of Captain Cook's ship

loves his funny face pancakes!
nap time...
 Dodgers vs. Australia (and Gunnar's first) baseball game!
the Rocks market

 Bondi Beach

luckily no shark attacks

 AZ vs. LA MLB Opening Series game

 enjoying ice cream after the game
 we had a long, fun week!


As I mentioned in the last post, I surprised Patrick with a trip to Sydney for his 30th birthday.  We set off for 5 days, and ended up staying 7.  The MLB was in town to open the 2014 season, and we had tickets to the LA Dodgers vs. Australia exhibition game because tickets were sold out for the actual opening games.  However, on our second day in the city we met 2 of the owners, and the president/CEO of the Arizona Diamondbacks (while Pat was wearing his LA hat).  We chatted, they gave us some beers, and an offer to join them for a game anytime we were in AZ.  Later we found out they were able to get us tickets to the second game of the series.  So we decided to take them up on the offer and extend our trip a few days.  It was well worth it.  Along with baseball, we did a lot of other Sydney-touristy things as well… the Rocks, the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, a cruise of the harbor, the aquarium, the zoo, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Bondi Beach.  It was an awesome week, and what a way to turn 30, right hubby?!

 this crazy peacock stole a chicken nugget right out of Gunnar's hand!