Saturday, April 23
We got up early even though we were up until 11:00 watching the “Anzacs.” We walked to the Queen Victoria building and got information at, where else, the information desk! We took the city bus to the circular quay and then got the Bondi Explorer bus on our two day Sydney pass. It’s a hop-on hop-off all day bus system. We rode it through the city and got off at the Vaucluse house. It is a restored house from the 1820’s. I have been to many, many “restored” or just plain “old” houses, but this one had a special feeling to it that I can’t explain. It’s not even completely done, but you really felt like you were stepping back in time. We only spent half an hour there because we had to catch the bus again. We rode to the Bondi beach stop and got lunch at the Hog’s Breath Restaurant & Saloon. I had prime rib, and I think it was the only steak I had the whole trip! When we were done we walked across the street to check out the beach. It had good sand and was sporting some topless sun bathers. The bus stop was just up a block, but we thought we might not make it so we decided to walk the coastline way and catch the next bus at the next stop. The guide book said it was a 20 minute walk. We hiked fast up the many stairs and along the winding path and finally arrived sweaty and blistered 1:10 later. (My lovely sister was wearing somewhat fashionable sandals.
) We rode back to Hyde Park and entered the Hyde Park Barracks Museum. It gives the history of the convict settlement. When it closed at 5:00 we walked back towards our hotel and stopped at Woolworth’s again
and KFC. We watched the second part of the “Anzacs” that night.
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Hog's Breath Restaurant & Saloon
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