We’ve had a pretty easy time dealing with this particular time change. We’re 8 hours ahead of home, but we adjusted by 3 of those hours in Las Vegas, and the rest of it boiled down to what our bodies interpreted as a reall, really, really long night, followed by a day during which we were just very tired, but on a relatively normal schedule.
Ever since then, it’s seemed pretty normal to be in this time zone, although we have been waking up pretty early - 5:00am or 5:30.
A coffee in the room with a shot of Jamie makes that a nice relaxing time, though. I guess we are letting Vegas mode continue on a little bit too much.
Once we were ready to roll, we head out and had some breakfast, and then walked north again, but this time through the top of St. James park, and then over to the Sydney
We had bought tickets ahead for the Opera House thing and we had plenty of time before we had to be there, so we took our time strolling along.
The Gardens are amazing (although not as wonderful as Maple Leaf Gardens), and they were especially nice, I imagine, because it is the beginning of spring here.
I wonder how feasible it would be to have spring and summer in Flusherville, and the snowbird here for six months and have spring and summer again?
Being a Junior Botanist, I was readily able to identify a number of the trees' species, (some native to the area, some not) including their latin names.
There were Old Trees, Very Old Trees, and ReallyFuckingOld Trees.
|I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It’s not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love.|
|"I don't want - anybody else.|
When I think about you, I touch myself.
Ooh, I don't want anybody else
Oh noy, oh noy, oh noy"
Innappropriate Divinyls Lyrics Foundation
Sydney has an outstanding gift in the form of this greenspace, and many’s the business person who can be seen stretched out on the grass for a nap, just a stone’s throw from the frenetic bustle of commerce.
People use the Gardens in all kinds of ways. Some are tourists, some are locals, resting, meeting friends, or engaging in an impromptu game of footie.
|Possible the best photo of pick-up Footie I've ever taken.|
We had had some great views of the Opera House from the water, and this time we saw it from the other side, where the access is. It’s just as stunning.
Shout out to B.R. for pointing out some Important Visual Information. Thanks.