Day +252: Feels Like Home

What has become a tradition for our family is that we visit The Grove as soon as we arrive on a vacation to Los Angeles. And more specifically, we always go to 2 of my family’s favourite stores, American Girl: And Barnes & Noble: This vacation, I’ve decided to take a detour from my previous attempts […]

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Day +185: Cooma

This weekend, we went to Cooma, my wife’s hometown. In Winter, Cooma becomes a hub for skiers who pass through on the way to the Snowy Mountains. At other times of the year, it slumbers. The scenery is nice, but there’s not much there. Even the ice cream isn’t that good. This is the garden […]

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Day +160: More Blue Mountains

I don’t normally mention establishments, but Lilianfels is a great hotel. It is elegant and feels posh, but at the same time, does not feel snobbish. You don’t feel like you have to be in a suit and tie to eat at the restaurant either. Located a very short walk from the Three Sisters, the […]

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Day +159: Blue Mountains

The Blue Mountains is not an easy place to find delicious, cheap food. The Hatter’s CafĂ© was expensive, but at least the food was edible. High tea at Lilianfels was as nice as it looked. The scones were perfect, and the sandwiches very tasty. We couldn’t eat it all so we got a doggy bag…. […]

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Day +158: Molong, a little surprise

There’s a little place called Molong, which is between Dubbo and Orange. If you blink, you’ll miss it. But if you do, you’ll miss a great little photo opportunity (everybody seemed to stop here). There’s a guy here who makes metal art: The rest of the drive to the Blue Mountains was less exciting than […]

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Day +156: Dubbo Zoo on a bike

Today was day one of two days we plan to spend in Dubbo Zoo (actually, it’s called Western Plains Zoo): Some of the animals in the zoo: It was a good day for photography (just like a real-life Canon advertisement :-))   Our consensus of opinion so far is that: There really aren’t that many […]

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Day +155: Drive to Dubbo

A few days away from the office is just “what the doctor ordered”. The drive from Sydney to Dubbo is not short, and the trucks on the road were unforgiving. About 30 minutes from Dubbo, we stopped along the side of the road to photograph a canola field: Looking forward to photographing the Western Plains […]

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