A WODERFUL TIME IN SYDNEY - FIRST FULL DAY
Jennifer, Gui, Andre and Emma met us at our hotel before dinner last evening. Lots of hugging.
Andre has grown quite a bit since we last saw him the end of June of last year. He recently began first grade. If he was still home he would be in Kindergarten.
Emma's vocabulary has increased significantly since we last saw her in June. She just began pre-school which she attends twice a week on Thursday and Friday.
We gave the grandchildren and Gui a tour of the hotel before we all walked to an Italian Restaurant for dinner which we had spotted earlier in the day while on our walk with Jennifer. Jennifer thought Emma and Andre would enjoy pizza which they did. The pizza was very well prepared with a thin crust, and oil on top of it similar to what you might find in New York City.
Lots of people were out and about between the locals and the tourists. After all it was Friday night in Sydney.
Everyone seemed happy with the food.
We still felt pretty good given the long travel day and once back at the hotel we stayed up additional time to get onto the time zone. We did make a stop to the club floor lounge and couldn't believe that the place was packed. It might be the food or maybe because wine/beer/spirits are served between 6:00 PM and 8:00 PM each evening.
After a good night sleep we enjoyed our first breakfast in Sydney and at the hotel. While having breakfast we enjoyed the beautiful views from the club lounge and also saw the arrival of a Holland American ocean vessel.
We made use of Uber to get a car from the hotel over to the apartment where the family lives.
They enjoy beautiful views from the apartment and are just a ten minute walk from a beach.
After getting a tour of the apartment Jennifer drove Anne Marie, Emma and Andre over to the Taronga Zoo and Keith and Gui took a 2 mile walk over there where we all met. We then spent several hours touring the zoo. We also enjoyed a picnic lunch that Jennifer made for us. We returned back to Jennifer and Gui’s home the same way we got to the zoo. We then enjoyed a wonderful meal that Jennifer and Gui made for all of us.
We had a wonderful day.
Anne Marie & Keith