I would be joined later by my husband, who would be flying from Adelaide after work.
My son and his bride picked me up from the airport and took me to The Oaks Goldsbrough Apartments near Darling harbour, our home for the weekend.
I checked in and was quite surprised at value we got for the wonderful location - the hotel has a walkway to Darling Harbour which meant we could be in the middle of the action in a few minutes. There was a Car park next to the hotel where the car could be parked for $25 a day, and of course we had asked for a harbour view room, which meant we had a wonderful panoramic view of the city centre.
After check-in the three of us went for lunch at Adria restaurant in the harbour. After lunch the bridal couple left as they still had some errands to run, and armed with my camera I went sightseeing. This would be my third time in Sydney, but still some things are worth revisiting!
|Darling Harbour from the Adria restaurant (the brown building peeking on the left is the Oaks hotel where we stayed)|
|The Sydney monorail|
|One of the two gigantic clocks with Australian figurines|
|The other clock - with British figurines|
|The stained glass dome|
|One of the beautiful stained glass windows|
|Tassellated tiles, arches and columns|
|Queen Victoria keeps watch over her building|
|Cityscape with Sydney tower|
It was close to 7 pm when my husband called on his way from the airport to say he was close and I went downstairs to wait for him and then just climb into the car and drive away to the restaurant.
Dinner was lively and the food was delicious. It had been ages since I had the Portuguese Meringue Pudding so I had to end my meal with this most decadent of puddings.
|Pork and Clams (Carne de Porco a Alentejana)|
|Seafood Rice (Arroz de Marisco)|
|The Yummiest and most decadent Portuguese Meringue Pudding (Molotoff)|
We would have an early day on Saturday for our son's wedding!
That will be in the next post...