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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Sydney Trip

Day one of the trip to Sydney; we had decided to leave Brisbane at about 9.30am and travel some 650 km of the 1000 km trip to Sydney on day one, what happened in fact was that we left Wazza’s at 9.45am and we chose to travel the scenic route which is quite a bit further and much slower…. but a very pretty drive and well worth the effort.

This resulted in us traveling about the distance we had planned to but leaves us still nearly 600 km short of Sydney instead of 450 km, we are at Coffs Harbour, (the home of the Big Banana)

we are now thinking that we might take an extra day to get to Sydney and leave a day late for the “out of Sydney” leg of the return trip home.

It is great to be able to be flexible with our planning, one of the joys of being pretty compatible, not having to fit in with other peoples plans, and having no bookings made that must be kept, as it isn’t a peak period that we are traveling in we should be able to get away with this “laid-back” formula.

The Park we are staying at tonight can’t supply us with a wireless internet connection as they are having trouble with their ISP (isn’t everyone???) so I’m not sure when I’ll actually post this but if you are reading it I must have posted I guess.

We have been on the “coast” road for about 120 km now we still haven’t sighted the Pacific Ocean but there are a few places on tomorrows travels where there are some great ocean views so we should get some photos for the blog…. missed a perfect chance for one today which I won’t talk about in case the opportunity is repeated.

As we have traveled south from Brisbane the weather has become noticeably cooler and there is a bit of a chill in the night air tonight… hope we have catered well for the weather we will encounter.

The AFL Football has followed the expected formula so far with the teams that were expected to win being successful, the stage is set for an exciting grand final between the teams that finished 1st and 2nd after the home and away games, my preference for a winner is strongly with Geelong, in another lifetime we lived there and 3 of my 4 kids support “The Cats”, as well as this one of my grandsons (favourite daughter Vicki’s youngest son) played for them for three seasons, I mentioned in a previous post that they had not won a flag for 44 years so its well and truly time.

Update; As day three draws toward a finish I take this opportunity to change my mind on a couple of points, while it isn’t peak period (read school holidays) in NSW, where we are it is in other States so everywhere is busy as all get out and most everywhere we have tried to book into has been full to overflowing so the “laid back” approach I referred to isn’t working as well as we hoped.

We have arrived in Sydney as planned after a good run through some lovely country, we have also driven many Kms around Sydney searching for somewhere to spend a week, we have finally settled on a Motel at Engadine (for the benefit of anyone who knows Sydney) it has a nearby Railway station so we can get into the city without the bother of a car, the other thing it offers is a wireless internet connection!!!!!!!

Grand Final Tickets for sale.

I've got my hands on 3 tickets for the AFL GRAND FINAL at the MCG, Block M12, Row 1.

I'm after $50 each or $120 bucks if you buy all 3.

Seating position shown on the attached picture.
Let me know ASAP if anyone wants them?

If no-one is interested I will be sticking these on eBay...

(See attached file: pic26412.jpg)

Murphy is in a bar.

Two men were sitting next to each other at a bar.

After a while, one guy looks at the other and says, "I can't help but
think, from listening to you, that you're from Ireland."

The other guy responds proudly, "Yes, that I am!"

The first guy says, "So am I! And where about from Ireland might you be?"

The other guy answers, "I'm from Dublin, I am."

The first guy responds, "Sure and begora, and so am I!
And what street did you live on in Dublin?"

The other guy says, "A lovely little area it was, I lived on McCleary
Street in the old central part of town."

The first guy says, "Faith and it's a small world, so did I! And to
what school would you have been going?"

The other guy answers, "Well now, I went to St. Mary's, of course."

The first guy gets really excited, and says, "And so did I. Tell me,
what year did you graduate?"

The other guy answers, "Well, now, I graduated in 1964."

The first guy exclaims, "The Good Lord must be smiling down upon us! I
can hardly believe our good luck at winding up in the same bar on this
very night. Can you believe it, I graduated from St. Mary's in 1964 my
own self."

About this time, another guy walks into the bar, sits down, and orders
a beer. The bartender walks over shaking his head and mutters "It's
going to be a long night. The Murphy twins are drunk again".

Seriously Funny Quotes about Life.

It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

An autobiography is the story of how a man thinks he lived.

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win you
In spite of the cost of living, it’s still popular.

Life doesn’t imitate art, it imitates bad television.

There must be more to life than having everything.

Life is just a phase you’re going through - - you’ll get over it.

Nothing matters very much, and very few things matter at all.

You know the world is going crazy when the best rapper is white, the best golfer black, the tallest guy in the NBA is Chinese, the Swiss hold the America’s Cup, France is accusing the US of arrogance and Germany doesn’t want to go to war.

Mae of the Dae.

I only have 'yes' men around me. Who needs 'no' men?
Mae West


kenju said...

Too bad about the spam up there, Peter. I've been in Jaco, CR, and it's no paradise!!

I hope that you are enjoying your trip and I love the Murphy twins joke!

Granny said...

Spam does filter through doesn't it.

Glad you enjoyed the joke.

Cliff said...

I've had those seats before. Good price though.
Hope you have a grand time. Hi to Warren.

Jamie Dawn said...

Those are some prime seats!!!
My son just got tickets for two concerts. I surely hope his seats are better than those!!!

I'm glad you are enjoying your trip. I like the laid back idea of travelling. Too bad yours couldn't stay completely laid back, but that's the way it goes sometimes!
I've had my own internet connection woes lately.
Our internet access died, and just got fixed this evening. It's been awful without access to the internet. I fear I am addicted!!

Enjoy the rest of your trip!!!!!!

Lee said...

I meant to tell you Peter...pass it on to Wazza...they've closed the gates to Sydney...so you won't be able to get in! ;)

Pamela said...

so you didn't have reservations.. you just started on a trip and let it take you where it may??


Walker said...

If it rains thise seats would be prime. lol
Its to bad the lay back approch didn't work out but its still a holiday

Rachel said...

Just catching up with your trip Peter!

Loved your jokes!!