One of the advantages of living in Sydney is that when family comes to visit there is so much to do. As a resident of Sydney my life is mostly about home and work. However, the last two weeks have been about seeing the sights. My brother Rusty and his wife Liz have joined Kat for the end of her visit here which seems to have come so fast! Since I have been out of the shop since the quilt show I don't have much quilting info or photos to share but I do have a few special moments captured on film as we hit the cliffs and bush in the surrounding area.
On another outing we headed to the National Art Gallery and then across the Botanical Gardens to the Opera House. On the way we met some super friendly birds. Now seriously, how often does this happen?
Rusty got to enjoy a Cockatoo up close and personal. What a photo opp when these birds just started landing on our shoulders.
We've seen so many beautiful beaches that it is almost boring! This shot of Sam and Kat is at Palm Beach at the Barrenjoey Lighthouse. It was a fresh day but the view was breathtaking in every direction.
It has been heartwarming to watch the boys get to be friends with their cousin over the last two months. I have enjoyed having another woman in the house to ease the edges of life with boys.
We spent several hours in the bush on trails and by waterfalls. It all ends with a verticle climb up the cliff face on steps that, well frankly, I could only watch my feet and I don't even want to know what it looked like to the side or heaven forbid, below!
There is little else like a day of hiking to get the lungs and calves working! We had a great day and on the way home Kat suggested it would be perfect if we just could see a kangaroo...well, ask and you shall receive...
So, not only did we find a place where kangaroos were running wild but one let us get so close that we could watch it feed...and then the joey's head popped out and squeals all around! I was so excited that on the way back, skipping and laughing I went over the ledge at the side of the road and rolled in the red dirt. Best part, perfect fall with no injuries and worst part was knowing my boys were watching me and I would never live it down. However, it was pretty funny even to me!
We have fit in a lot of activities on the land and on the sea and there are a few more to come so...must hit the frog and toad to get it all in before it comes to an end and the routines of life hit hard! We have had lots of time to sit and share memories, eat good food and more but Hello soon turns to Goodbye...two words that mean so much...k