Monthly Archives: February 2014

Kudos

We arrived home early on the morning of Wednesday, February 20. This was a very good trip, and I want to acknowledge some of the organizations/people who helped make it go so well. First, Crystal Symphony Crew and Staff: This … Continue reading

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Oahu

Sunday, February 16 We weren’t terribly ambitious today – didn’t wake up until 11 am (of course, that’s 6 am Cairns time.) My first goal was to do some laundry. We are staying in a condo through Hilton Grand Vacations, … Continue reading

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44 Hour Day

Saturday, February 15 We left Cairns at about 9 am, arriving in Sydney for our connection to Hawaii. After a six hour layover in Sydney, we boarded the plane to Oahu at about 10 pm. Our flight lasted about nine … Continue reading

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Happy Valentines Day!

Friday, February 14 It was another full day. We boarded the Kuranda Scenic Railway at Freshwater Station, and took a 24 mile ride through very beautiful country to the village of Kuranda. The narrow gauge railway was built between 1886-1891 … Continue reading

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Looking for Nemo

Wednesday, February 12 Arrived in Cairns around noon. Our hotel is located on the Esplanade, a boardwalk along the water. We decided to walk along the Esplanade to explore, but it soon started to rain. However, the rain was gentle … Continue reading

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It’s All Happening at the Zoo…and the Opera House…and the Gardens

Tuesday, February 11 We boarded a Hop On Hop Off Boat this morning, down at Sydney’s Circular Quay. This is a very active place, with restaurants and bars, street entertainment and people watching. Our first stop was the Sydney Zoo, … Continue reading

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Sydney

Sunday, February 9 Flew into Sydney, Australia today. Happy to say it was uneventful. We checked into the Sofitel Hotel, and had a light dinner in the hotel. We’ll be here 3 nights, and it’s nice to be able to … Continue reading

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