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Last Day in Sydney

Adventures of Sarah and Rachael

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So for our last full day in Sydney the group split up and did different things. Dave, Tracey and Jason went on a self guided tour of downtown Sydney; Joel, Emery, Zachary and Harper went to Bondi Beach and several parks, and Sarah and Rachael tested out mattresses.

As I am Sarah, I pictures from Rachael and I testing mattress and strolling over the Sydney Harbour bridge, a few from Joel's adventures and at the time of writing this none for Dave's adventures. But I plan to post another entry or two after this with miscellaneous pictures that didn't get in earlier so hopefully there will be some of their adventures then.

But for Rachael and I we first started out by testing some latex mattress (we really know how to sight see!).
This is us in our Uber, hoping we've given the driver the correct address - you can see how concerned we are.

It only gets sillier from here on out :)

Then we went to lunch at a nice little courtyard eatery

From there we decided to walk back to downtown Sydney and cross over the bridge
But first we enjoyed a few funny Aussie signs - to start things off it was the Stuffed Beaver

Followed by...
Flaky Tart is Rachael's code name!

this is my impression of one of the walking symbols

On our way to find the pedestrian bridge crossing our GPS kept telling us to go down dark alleys but we followed them anyways. We joked that instead of the GPS we were in an app for where to get mugged.
See how frightened we look!

We managed to find the bridge over the harbour

We got one normal picture in

and then the silliness really picked up
The last few are our attempts to take one of those great pictures of a person mid air - nearly nailed it (I blame the laughing)

Finally made it to the other side of the bridge!
Why did 2 Americans cross the Sydney Harbour bridge? To find a pub!

We were so thirsty from our travels so we ordered a schooner each (Flaky Tart switched to mulled wine later). I enjoyed a hard apple cider - Cheers

We were having a great time so Rachael pushed back her departure time for the bus and we ordered another round and what turned out to be DELICIOUS nachos! The food happened to arrive while Rachael was seeing a man about a wallaby so I may have started without her.
You can see the remorse in my eyes if you look closely. ;)

Round 2 - the bartenders just loved us! Also, at some point around this time we may have done a live FB post. My apologies to all who happened to witness that silliness.

We had been noticing how unique the pub we were at was and so then we turned up the silliness while exploring. We found out that it was also a hotel when we snuck upstairs and snooped around.

Rachael found a couple of friends to hang out with for a bit

And here is our attempt at a kangaroo expression. Comment below whose a better kangaroo! :)

The pub was a historic bar from the 1900s when it was illegal for men and when to drink in the same room so there was a bar for the women and a bar for the men.Here are our best parlor expressions (it soon gets far worse...they could probably hear us giggling upstairs)

Just enjoying my hard cider in the lady's parlor where there are pictures of naked women
i wonder who was in charge of the decor choices...LOL
Luckily we did not get kicked out and managed to Uber ourselves home, where Rachael pushed back her bus departure once again and we went out for some tacos and ice skating. :)

Ice skating in Sydney with a view of Bondi Beach

On the way there we got to see a few flying foxes in the trees!

Taco place was yummy and Rachael couldn't get over the amazing smoked-something-or-other salsa in her taco. IMG_3413.jpg

But then it was time to say good-bye (no more pushing back the departure time anymore she was on the last bus to Canberra). We had such a fun last day and can't wait to see her again!

Posted by spbjohnson 15:27 Archived in Australia Tagged sydney bridge adventures ice_skating tacos rachael bondi_beach schooner parlor flaky_tart hard_apple_cider latex_mattress

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