Australian Open (Our January 2005 Get Away

Updated: 04-Oct-2005  (See the yellow section of the page for new pictures)

Our plane from Auckland NZ to Melbourne AU

The view from our room in Melbourne

Part of our room in Melbourne

The Melbourne sky line

Rod Laver tennis stadium

Center court

Maria Sharapova wins quarter finals

Off to Sydney for a few days. The view from our room.

The famous Sydney Opera House
If you look close enough, you can see the groups of people climbing the bridge.

The American Express tennis viewing event near the Opera House



We went to two different beaches while we were in Sydney ..

The famous Bondi beach, where ocean life saving originated


and Manley beach, which is a 30 minute ferry ride away.

Ok, we couldn't resist getting a picture with a friend.

Kangaroos resting

Taking a nap during the heat of the day

From the zoo, looking back at Sydney

Our last view of Sydney. Back to Melbourne, and then home.