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March 20, 2011

Bon Voyage! - My Adventure Down Under

So I LOVE to travel! Over winter break, I was afforded the opportunity to visit one of the place on my bucket list; Australia.  I spent over two weeks in the Sydney area with my family.  My mom and I left on Christmas Day and we were there through the New Year.

Traveling to Sydney was definitely an adventure in itself.  It takes about 24 hours to get there from the time you leave to the time you land (not including the time change).  Mom and I left around 3:00pm from the Madison airport.  We arrived in Chicago with another stop at LAX.  The plane ride to the west coast was relatively uneventful.  I sat between a little girl traveling with her family, also going to Australia although they would end up in Melbourne.  On the other side was a man from Paris! He was traveling to LA.  We watched Charlie St. Cloud, not the best movie ever.  Once we got to LA it was about 9pm Pacific, 11pm Central time.  Our plane was delayed getting out of LA but not by much.  Once on the plane, I sat in my aisle seat next to a couple from Ukraine.  They didn't talk much.  I watched a lot of movies, ate a lot, and got some quality reading in.  Not a whole lot of sleep for me though.  We landed in Sydney about 9am.  We were definitely tired from traveling and all I wanted to do was take a shower.  Dad met us at the airport to escort us to his apartment in Sydney.  It was about a 30 minute train ride into the city.  Melissa and Adam met us at the Wynyard train station, the closest to The Cove (Dad's apartment building).  And so begins our adventure down under!

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