ANOTHER DAY IN DOWN UNDER
After arriving back to the hotel last evening we relaxed and then got an early night's sleep. With all of the walking it was easy to get to sleep.
We began today with coffee in our room as we enjoyed the beautiful views of the harbor area from our hotel room. The ship in the back is the Asuka II which is the former Crystal Harmony which was the first Crystal Cruises ship we sailed on in 2002.
We returned to the Club Lounge for breakfast where we also enjoyed wonderful views of the surrounding area.
After getting ready we made use of Uber for the drive out to the families apartment. We wanted to note that taking the bus is an option but have used Uber for its convenience. The drivers who have driven us back and forth have one major item in common and that is driver safety. Personalities have ranged from some who were very talkative to the one last evening who may have said two words.
After spending time at the apartment, Keith went with Jennifer, Emma and Andre by car to Andre's school. He met some of the mother's of Andre's fellow students and some of his friends plus Andre's teacher. Keith became a fan of Andre's teacher when she asked if Keith was Andre's father.
We made the next several hours Emma's morning. We took a nice long walk over to a library for story time. There must have been well over 50 children in attendance with two leaders who led the children in song and reading.
Afterwards we walked over to an area where we enjoyed a picnic lunch with another Mom that Jennifer knows and two of her three children. From there we visited a memorial for Army soldiers who have served and lost their lives in recent wars and also saw people playing cricket. We then walked over to some bakeries looking for a cake for Gui's birthday which is in a couple of days, stopped off at an amazing Italian place where you can purchase items to eat at home and/or eat there. From there we went to an area where Jennifer shops which include three different grocery stores and Jennifer picked up items from each store.
We had a terrific day with the family.
This evening Jennifer attended a parents/teacher open house so we had dinner on our own back in Sydney.
Before dinner we stopped off at some places we have visited before. This included the Strand shopping plaza and the Queen Victoria Building shopping venue. From there we made our way over to Circular Quay where we walked for awhile and then had dinner at a restaurant adjacent to this area.
The weather has been fabulous and being with our family is extra special.
Anne Marie & Keith