For Troy's pre-deployment leave, we went to Australia. This was the trip we have been planning as the pinnacle of our time in Okinawa. It isn't necessarily cheaper to go from over here, or a shorter flight. But it was the right timing in life, so we jumped on the opportunity.
My love for Australia roots from kangaroos. I have always been enamored with those bouncy bundles of joy and the thought of seeing one in real life was mind blowing. Troy is obsessed with Australian accents and being adventurous and outdoorsy, so it was the right place for us to visit. After spending two weeks there, we were very sad to leave. It felt like Australia was right for us. I have been begging to move there since we left. :)
Our first stop was Sydney, Australia. Home of the iconic Opera House (which was actually a little underwhelming). It is such a fun, laid back, and fit place. It might seem weird to call a place "fit", but everyone is so active and outdoorsy. Sydney is a stellar mixture of water, green space, and bustling city life. Enjoy some pics from this part of our trip.
|Excited to be in Australia!|
|The Harbour Bridge. We climbed to the top!|
|Cruisin' on the Harbour.|
|Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman have an apartment in this building!|
|Giant cruise ship... we thought Papaw Don would like this photo.|
|The famous Sydney Opera House.|
|The perfect representation of Sydney: Green space, water, and the skyline.|
|Gorgeous views on the edge of the harbour.|
|The Opera House up close.|
|Ahhh.... Australian awesomeness!|