Monthly Archives: June 2011


On my second visit to Australia, we flew up to Cairns to see the Great Barrier Reef.  After just a couple days in Sydney, we took the train to the airport. Barely.  Somewhere on the train a fight broke out.  … Continue reading

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Just exactly what, some may wonder, is pavlova?  Anyone who has ever tasted it quite likely would say a very light and airy tasting dessert made of meringue and fruit.  Very popular in Australia, hardly heard of in America.  The … Continue reading

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Sydney Harbour Cruise

Sydney Harbour encompasses quite a large area.  It includes many nooks and crannies that go by names such as Darling Harbour and Circular Quay.  Everything from city scapes to mulit-million dollar homes to nature preserves dot its shores.  Miles of … Continue reading

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A Saddle Goes to Sea

“You can have one if you pay for it yourself.” So my mother said many years ago when asked if I could have a horse.  Much later I found out that really meant no, as she thought that would never … Continue reading

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