Category Archives: Sydney Opera House

Australia Here We Come…

Never ones to sit on our laurels, we decide to take our collective Peek family show on the road.  We’re also into very advanced planning so we’ve booked our plane tickets now for a trip to be taken over Christmas 2011.  Why Australia?  It’s SUMMER there when it’s winter here for starters…

We should be able to cover this in 3 weeks!

Mike says that his part is done…which is the plane tickets.  Now it’s my turn…

I’m not sure that’s really fair since he’s already been to Sydney (which took not one but two posts to cover – why not use that experience?  But, I’m starting our list anyway…

Bondi Beach…summer…’nuf said

And that’s just a start…I’m sure we’ll be packing all the adventure in we possibly can (including getting that driving thing down…)!


Flashback: September 2010…Straight to Sydney (Part II)

I’m baaaacccckkkkk with Part II of the Australian adventure!  Let’s just jump right in…

Sydney Opera House – who hasn’t seen pictures of one of the most famous pieces of architecture in the world? And who thinks that the new Kauffman Center in Kansas City looks quite a bit like it? This pic is one of Mike’s favorites…it’s of more than just the Opera House, but who needs more of just that? This one definitely scores more points!

The Opera House (and Sydney) at night

Sydney Harbor Bridge is the world’s largest (but not the longest) steel arch bridge with the top of the bridge standing 134 metres above the harbour. Construction started in 1924 and took 1,400 men eight years to build at a cost of £4.2 million. Six million hand driven rivets and 53,000 tonnes of steel were used in its construction. (I’m seeing a theme with how long it takes projects to get done in Australia…) But the BEST part about the is…Bridge Climbs! I seriously want to go! (You can get me a gift certificate here…)

Sydney Harbor Bridge…and a bird

Sorry to say that we didn’t a family pick in our souvenir T-shirts (yes, we all got one and no, they do NOT match) to round out this flashback…maybe next time!


P.S. – While I find it hard to believe this would happen, if you missed Part I, you can find it right before this one.  But I’m sure you already knew that!