From "down under" to "buried under"

From "down under" to "buried under"

Post by Alice in P » Mon, 08 Feb 2010 03:18:01



Hi everyone,
Returned from Australia and New Zealand trip Thursday night, just in time to
prepare for the snow storm.  Bought groceries and unpacked almost everything
yesterday and continue to do laundry.  We have about 24 to 30 inches of snow
here, and it's blowing around like crazy!

The trip was wonderful.  We had fairly good weather.  Lots of great meals.
Met many wonderful people and saw so many things.  I hope to have pictures
on my webshots page soon.

Hope I haven't missed too much here....will try to catch up.  Being
housebound has its advantages!

As a TV announcer said this morning...he has milk, bread and eggs.  It's
either a snowstorm, or he's making french toast!!

--
Alice in PA
http://community.webshots.com/user/twosonsatpsu

 
 
 

From "down under" to "buried under"

Post by Bronni » Mon, 08 Feb 2010 05:16:35



Quote:
> Hi everyone,
> Returned from Australia and New Zealand trip Thursday night, just in time to
> prepare for the snow storm. ?Bought groceries and unpacked almost everything
> yesterday and continue to do laundry. ?We have about 24 to 30 inches of snow
> here, and it's blowing around like crazy!

> The trip was wonderful. ?We had fairly good weather. ?Lots of great meals.
> Met many wonderful people and saw so many things. ?I hope to have pictures
> on my webshots page soon.

> Hope I haven't missed too much here....will try to catch up. ?Being
> housebound has its advantages!

> As a TV announcer said this morning...he has milk, bread and eggs. ?It's
> either a snowstorm, or he's making french toast!!

> --
> Alice in PAhttp://community.webshots.com/user/twosonsatpsu

You didn't visit me!! Where were you??  Glad you had a great trip.
Look forward to seeing your pix.
Cheers
Bronnie

 
 
 

From "down under" to "buried under"

Post by Polly Esthe » Mon, 08 Feb 2010 05:58:08


Welcome home, Alice.  Eager to hear about your trip.  Love your weatherman.
Polly
 
 
 

From "down under" to "buried under"

Post by Dee in O » Mon, 08 Feb 2010 07:12:33


Good to see you back Alice. Do we get a short trip report ? I know some
roads were closed around Alice Springs so hope you were able to get there.

Dee in Oz



Quote:
> Hi everyone,
> Returned from Australia and New Zealand trip Thursday night, just in time
> to prepare for the snow storm.  Bought groceries and unpacked almost
> everything yesterday and continue to do laundry.  We have about 24 to 30
> inches of snow here, and it's blowing around like crazy!

> The trip was wonderful.  We had fairly good weather.  Lots of great meals.
> Met many wonderful people and saw so many things.  I hope to have pictures
> on my webshots page soon.

> Hope I haven't missed too much here....will try to catch up.  Being
> housebound has its advantages!

> As a TV announcer said this morning...he has milk, bread and eggs.  It's
> either a snowstorm, or he's making french toast!!

> --
> Alice in PA
> http://community.webshots.com/user/twosonsatpsu

 
 
 

From "down under" to "buried under"

Post by Pat in Virgini » Tue, 09 Feb 2010 03:22:48


Welcome home, Alice.
PAT



Quote:
> Hi everyone,
> Returned from Australia and New Zealand trip Thursday night,

 
 
 

From "down under" to "buried under"

Post by Alice in P » Tue, 09 Feb 2010 10:44:19


Thanks all.

We flew to Aukland....nine*** hours in airplanes!  Spent 3 days there doing
the city tour, visiting the tower, climbing a volcano, and taking  a very
interesting tour to the rain forest, waterfalls, black sand beach, etc.
Then on to Tauranga, Christchurch, and Dunedin  by ship (the Diamond
Princess) with various tours in each place.  We had a cabin with a balcony
which we enjoyed immensely.  One port had coal being shipped in and out.
Another had logs.  Everyone was so friendly.

We then sailed through the Fjordland Park on the west coast of NZ which was
awesome!  Tall, snow-capped mountains rising out of the water!  From there
it took two ROUGH days at sea to get to Hobart, Tazmania.  At one point the
captain slowed the ship so much to avoid the rough ride, that the engines
weren't moving us, just keeping us headed into the 30 foot waves!  It was a
bumpy, lurching motion rather than a sea-sick causing motion....so DH and I
never missed a meal!!

We had some great tours in Tazmania,  and Melbourne, and then arrived in
Sydney, where we were wisked off to the airport to fly to Cairnes.  This
land portion of the tour was by plane and bus and we were accompanied by a
guide.  We stayed in the best hotels available in each city, and I'm spoiled
for life!  We snorkled on the Great Barrier Reef, had champagne while
watching the sunset at Ayer's Rock (Uluru), drove for hours through the
Outback, met Aborigines and toured a fascinating wild life park.  Yes, I
petted a kangaroo and a koala!  Then, back to Sydney, where much to our
amazement, our hotel room overlooked the harbor and the Opera House!!  I
have photos of the Opera House from every angle, inside and out!  We took a
city tour there and a harbor tour.  Each night we were on our own to explore
and find a place to eat.  We ended up staying one extra day near Chinatown,
and then headed for the airport for the long trip home.  I promise I'll have
pics on my Webshots soon.  This is just a brief history of what we did.

And now we're stting here looking at 24 inches of snow!

--
Alice in PA
http://www.FoundCollection.com/


Quote:
> Welcome home, Alice.
> PAT



>> Hi everyone,
>> Returned from Australia and New Zealand trip Thursday night,

 
 
 

From "down under" to "buried under"

Post by Donna in Idah » Tue, 09 Feb 2010 12:23:19


Alice, that sounds like an amazing trip.  I'm very envious!
Donna in SW Idaho

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