July 23, 2012

Cruisin' the Harbor

Friday after work I ran as fast as I could went straight to King Street Brewhouse. I did not pass go or collect anything other than two happy hour drinks at a time. We were celebrating Patrick's quarter century birthday with a few drinks and to his surprise, a cruise around the Sydney Harbour!

There was a big group of us and the theme of the cruise was Christmas in July. There was a roast dinner and two desserts! It was a perfect night and a must for anyone who visits Sydney in my opinion! It also assisted in the continuous growth of my Harbour Bridge photo collection...

July 15, 2012

Beaches and Bastille Day

So sorry for leaving you hanging last week without a weekend recap. There wasn't anything to recap except for my apple cheesecake martini

and a delicious homemade chocolate birthday cake!

So this weekend we decided we NEEDED to get back out to the beach and go for a nice walk. We headed to Bondi to check out the winter festival that was going on there. It consisted of a very small ice rink that was nearly melted. BUT it was on the beach. I had to take a few pictures. When have you ever seen an ice rink on a beach?

Once we giggled at how ridiculously small the rink was we headed over to the coastal walk fighting the Bondi crowd until we made it into the haven that is Tamarama - recently voted the most expensive place to live in Australia.

As the sun was setting we sat to enjoy the view from the other end of the walk in Coogee. It was such a nice evening temperature-wise. I hope that means spring is coming soooooon!

Once the sun was gone and the pink sky was dark we hopped on the bus back into the city, ate some food then headed to meet up with some friends to go to the Argyle to celebrate Bastille Day whose decorations can look strangely like 4th of July decorations. Other people use red, white and blue too?

July 05, 2012

Happy Fourth of July!

Luke and Alex were the best and humored me yesterday for the fourth of July. We made burgers on the BBQ and loaded them up with cheese, lettuce, tomato, beetroot and sauteed onions! They were amazing. Luke also made some skinny fries Steak n' Shake style to accompany them. We celebrated by enjoying them on the couch while watching Mission Impossible 4. Because what better way is there to celebrate America's birthday than watching Tom Cruise's inflated ego (I would have dumped him after this too). We capped off the night with my great-grandma's brownie's, ice cream, and me making pretend firework noises.

Happy Fourth of July wherever you may be!!

July 03, 2012

Watson's Bay and a Tough Hair Day

Saturday night Luke and I finally tested out a restaurant in Glebe that we have been promising ourselves we would visit - Baja Cantina. Its a Mexican Restaurant that was absolutely AMAZING. I still haven't graduated to taking photos in restaurants because 1. This isn't a food blog and 2. Its kind of embarassing to whip out my camera in a crowded restaurant. But check out the website.

I had the Tamale with mole and chicken and Luke has some sort of burrito contraption called the Enchirito that was absolutely amazing.

Now onto Sunday. We started the day right, with pastry and beef and peas at Hannah's Pies around the corner from our apartment. We had them on my birthday and have been talking about going back ever since.

Luke wanted his so badly he couldn't even wait for us to sit down before he dug into his!

After gorging ourselves on pies and peas we headed over to catch the bus to Watson's Bay. It's a beautiful part of the south eastern side of Sydney with breathtaking views back over the city. One side is the view of Sydney and the other side, the Gap, is an endless expanse of Pacific Ocean.

tough hair day indeed...

Watson's Bay is a really small beach. In fact its more of a harbor with a tiny little bit of sand. But it was a beautiful day out so we were happy to sit on the beach and enjoy the view.

On our way home we decided to get off the bus at Circular Quay and walk the long way home. As the sun was setting the light on the Opera House was incredible. Then we saw a big P&O cruiseliner go under the harbor bridge. It was so cool and we were nearly certain that it was not going to fit. Then we both agreed going on a cruise would be sooooo cool! I'll let you know when I actually do some research as to where we are taking this cruise to...

 Watching the sunset over the Sydney harbor was the perfect end to another beautiful Sunday spent exploring Sydney.