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North America » United States » California » San Francisco September 11th 2019

Tuesday began with a slight sleep in and some washing at the local Laundrette. Come 10am and the girls were still in bed, so kym and I snuck off to Mama’s on Washington square for breakfast. We had spotted it earlier in the trip and saw queues there each day. My bacon, eggs and potatoes were superb while Kym’s crab patties looked delicious! No wonder there were queues. The girls got moving in time for us to get to pier 33 to catch the boat to Alcatraz! Alcatraz was brilliant with the highlight the cellhouse audio tour, where we heard and saw the history of the prison. Some very impressive crooks spent some time on the rock including Al ‘scarface’ Cabone. He was in for tax evasion. I suspect there were worse crimes than that but ... read more
Best breakfast ever
In the kitchen at Mamma’s - not surprised people wait hours
On our way to pier 33

North America » United States » California » Sausalito September 10th 2019

Sometimes when you’re travelling there are days you will carry forever. Today was one of them. Let’s start by rewinding to the early 1980’s when my parents were holidaying on Dunk Island. I suspect it was their first proper holiday without us kids. In all the pictures Dad still had his sideburns and moustache and, maybe I’m imagining it, but Mum was rocking an extremely cute crocheted bikini! It was on that holiday they met an American couple Bill and Connie. Well today we spent the day with Connie and heard how they first met. Connie told us they had booked the trip to Dunk Island on a working holiday at the last minute. Unfortunately they’d missed out on the snorkelling bookings and were really disappointed. They couldn’t believe it when an Aussie couple they’d just ... read more
Waiting for the ferry
But first. Coffee (and hot chocolate)
Oakland Bridge

North America » United States » California » San Francisco » North Beach September 10th 2019

Day 2 ~ We woke up at 11 so today’s blog for yesterday might be a bit short. As soon as we woke up and got dressed we walked down to Pier 39. I got a salted pretzel which took a while to get because all the America’s were pushing in line. Then we walked around the pier to see some seals. They were very noisy and they loved a good fight with each other. We then walked to the bus stop to get on the double decker bus. When we got on bus we plugged our headphones in and listened to the tour guide. After driving around for a bit we decided to get of at the Haight Ashbury District and got some lunch. We walked through the streets for a little bit and then ... read more
Golden Gate Bridge
Bella and I eating ice cream
Dad eating crab

North America » United States » California » San Francisco » North Beach September 7th 2019

Day 1 We left our house at 5:45, but before that sadly we take Luna down to Nan’s house because she could not come with us. We checked in at the airport and put our bags on the thingy. We then went to the Qantas first class lounge and had something to eat. I had a cheeseburger and Zoe had calamari. We got on the 13hour plane ride, that left at 9 o’clock (Melbourne time) it was smooth sailing except for one part where the plane hit an air pocket( turbulence). We got a lot of food. We pretty much just watched movies the hole time. we landed at 5:15 (San Francisco time), we all just wanted to get home! We got a taxi out of the airport and we arrived! My first impression was it ... read more

Europe » Spain » District of Madrid » Madrid October 4th 2017

Day 23- Tuk Tuk Rides Zoe We woke up at lunch time because we were so tired. So today's blog is going to be short. We started the afternoon going to the market to get breakfast and lunch. If you were reading our first blog you would find the market. After that we took a tuk tuk around Madrid. We had a fantastic driver called Hellen. She spoke English and showed us all the main things to see around Madrid. It was really interesting and fun to do on our last day. After the tuk tuk we came home and went out for dinner at Plaza Mayor. Which is the Plaza that we are staying at. It was a very nice dinner. We played with toys that light up when you throw them up in the ... read more
Our great Tuk Tuk tour guide Helen
Flag of Spain

Europe » Spain » District of Madrid » Madrid October 2nd 2017

Day 22: Goodbye Cartama and hello Madrid Bella We all sadly Packed up the house La Niña Chole in Cartama. We didn't want to leave but I feel ready to go back to Melbourne soon. We Drove to the train station and returned the hire car. We returned the car to We Caught the high speed train to Madrid (230 kms an hour). I sat next Zoe while mum sat with dad, we listened to music and played games on our iPads We Arrived in Madrid from our train and went to our apartment. It is cute and has double bunk beds. We are all sleeping in one room! We walked to a cute sweet shop called La Violeta.and got a lot of presents We went out to dinner with dads work friends called Toby, ... read more
Bye ducky
Our apartment in Madrid

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Cartama October 2nd 2017

Day 21- 👋Bye Josia and Micheal👋 Zoe We started our morning pretty slow. We just sat around the table playing cards until 11. At 11 it was Josia's flight so we had to say bye😭😭😢. I will miss him so much. After Josia left and dad came back from the airport, we went for a drive to Malaga. We are staying just over the border of Málaga. In Málaga we went to another Picasso museum!! There were lots of his artworks there, including his sculptures. After all, Picasso was born in Málaga. It was very interesting to see the way his paintings changed the older he got! We also went to the outside of his house that he was born in. After that we went to El Pimpi which is a restaurant the owner of the ... read more
Bye josia 😢
Picasso museum

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Ronda October 1st 2017

By Bella We woke up had breakfast and went for another walk of the property, it is beautiful. It has lots of trees. After that we we went on a drive for 1 hour to Ronda which is an old town in the north of Malaga. It is cut in two and joined by a huge bridge. We went on an adventure under the bridge in the rocks. You walked/kind of climbed across and saw a bridge. It was amazing. Then we had lunch, I had pizza. Then we drove home We went for a Swim with dad and Josia it was really fun. There was a little concert with Flamingo dancing it was really cool but it was also really long so we were all tired half way through. Scroll down to see all the ... read more
Lunch with a great view
Walking down the hill

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Málaga » Malaga September 30th 2017

Zoe This morning I woke up and got ready for Córdoba. Córdoba is the capital of Andalusia. The drive was 2 hours from our house. When we arrived we went to The Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba. It's called the Mezquita. The building was a mix of different religions and styles. It was very hot. So after our tour we needed water and lunch. We had calamari and eggplant. Then we drove home. Bella and I had a swim in the pool. Then dad went to collect Michael from the airport. Michael is bella's godfather. Josia, Kym, Bella and I walked down to the festival in Cartama. The festival was really good. There was a street parade of the ancient story of Belle and Jarife. There were stalls everywhere though the streets. Some stalls had food, candles, presents, ... read more
The Cathedral
Gold on the inside

Europe » Spain » Andalusia » Cartama September 28th 2017

Day 18 Caroline and Mike leave us: 😭 Bella We woke up and collected 4 eggs?!?! We were so excited but we went down there and they had stamps and were bought eggs from the supermarket?!?!?! We did Running training and went to a track but it was closed so went to the park and did some laps. Cause we're running the melbourne marathon. We did a Big swim and then had a Late lunch. We said Farewell to Mike and Caroline. They left a note in the pillow case of their apartment. I feel sad that they have left. We are going to send post cards and letters to them. They live in a castle in Ireland, I would like to visit them there. We had another long swim with Josia. We played Marco Polo. ... read more
Morning swim
Our house

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