So on Thursday night Raelene and I began our journey to Sydney by meeting at the airport and having a lovely chat over a glass of wine. We boarded the plan and went off to Sydney, arriving around 8.30pm. We checked into our hotel at the Vibe Hotel Rushcutters, which wasn't too far from all of our events on Saturday. The hotel was okay, although I probably wouldn't stay there again considering how much we paid (but accommodation was limited as Coldplay had multiple concerts that weekend). We asked for two single beds and got given a double. We waited 30 minutes for someone to set up two single beds, yet no one came. We called again and finally someone came and made our beds up. We also had a bad nights sleep as the room was pretty bright and noisy from the traffic (my room at home is pitch black and hardly any cars drive past my house so its quiet, except for my cats crying).
We began Friday by traveling by train to Circular Quay and having a delicious breakfast of an omelette with toast and orange juice. It was delicious. Good thing we had a big breakfast as we were about to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge at 11.05am, which takes about 3.5 hours in total, so we would be starving in the end.
|Me and Raelene in our cool clothes before the climb|
|Me at the top!!!|
Later that day Kate and Tania joined us in Sydney and it was time to go out for dinner for Raelene's birthday! Whilst her birthday was on the Saturday, we decided to celebrate it a day earlier. We went to a lovely restaurant called the Waterfront Restaurant and the food was delicious! Tania even organised with the staff at the restaurant to have a sparkler in Raelene's dessert. When it came out we all sang 'Happy Birthday' and even some of the patrons sang along, to which Raelene went bright red. I think she was very surprised at what we had pulled off.
|Happy Birthday Raelene!|
|Me and Carine|
|Vic Crew in action - yes that is me crawling|
|The DVD Guy!!!!|
|Four hot chicks!|
|Me and Michelle - I'm an absolute awe!|
|My bag of goodies!!!|
All in all it was a fantastic weekend! It was fun to train with a huge group of people and it was fun to train with Michelle Bridges. This trip has also hopefully cemented in three new friendships. It has also motivated me to complete Stage 2 of my goals. I am keen to eat well and keen to exercise.
I can't wait to go to Brisbane in February. We are going to start organising our trip now so we can book some fantastic accommodation. Yay!!! Another girls weekend!
Well, there it is! And sorry to anyone reading this on their phone. The post probably went forever! But I hope you enjoyed reading it!!