At the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney, Australia.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Sydney, Australia.

Where are they going next? Honolulu, Hawaii on August 19th.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Last night was in fact our "last night"!

Our last night sleeping in our Australia camper, that is.

Does anybody else think that two and a half months went by really fast?! Man, it's a good thing we always have another adventure around the corner... wouldn't want to get bored or anything!

Today (Tuesday), we had to drive into Sydney.

Sydney, Australia is a big city. The metro population is just over five million people.

We are now located just southwest of Sydney airport, and about 16 kms (10 miles) from downtown and the famous Sydney Opera House.

It's a really good location, a two minute walk from the train station, and a short train ride to the airport for when we leave Australia next Monday.

We had a good day! Here is how it went...

Scenery along the way.

That house on the right has a good view.

It's really kind of funny, but we had a long driving day today... a whole 90 kms (55 miles) or so! And we stopped three different times for a break!

This looks like it should be a good overnight spot.

Except for one thing...

They have too many rules.

I guess you could park here overnight in a car. There is nothing advising against that!

That's the problem when you get close to the cities. The free camping pretty much disappears.

Nice view looking south at where we had come from.

Instead of using the main highway into Sydney, we chose the much slower coastal route that included driving through Royal National Park. Not really much to photograph along the way, but with hardly any traffic it was surely better than the main highway.

We made our way to the suburb of Kogarah where our Airbnb rental is located.

Turns out that it's a great choice! 

The cottage was built in 1890. Just a simple one bedroom, surrounded by a few more modern small apartment buildings.

Our home for the next six nights,

It has a beautiful little garden in the front where we can catch some afternoon sunshine while playing backgammon and having a drink or two.

That's where we were sat.

Tomorrow (Wednesday) afternoon we hand over the keys to the new owner of the rig. Pretty sure we will just relax here for the next day and then head out to do some exploring of the city.

Pack of 58 Quaker Chewy Granola Bars. On deal of the day today, plus there is a 25% off coupon available if you are quick enough!

And in Canada...


  1. That definitely went fast....onto the next adventure!

    1. Yes, it sure did! We haven't finished with Australia quite yet, I am sure we are going to see some neat stuff in Sydney. :-)

  2. Time sure flies when you are having fun! It was fun travelling with you through Australia, it's on my bucket list to go, but you never know if you can make it to these places. Off to the next adventure!!!!

    1. Yep, it sure does! It really doesn't feel like we have been here for since the end of May but when we look back at our pictures we realize just how much we have seen in that short amount of time. It has been an great adventure.

      If you put your mind to it, you can make anything happen, we are proof of that! :-)

  3. Nice Airbnb! Enjoy Sydney :)

    1. Thanks, we think so to! It feels like we are living in a mansion right now. :-)

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    1. It is a nice end to our RV trip. We have had an amazing time traveling here in our truck camper, we will miss Bundy and Joyce but we also know that they will have many new adventures with Garry, their new owner.

  5. I can't wait to hear your take on Australia. The adventure has been nice and the pictures are all breathtaking. Of course, visiting in person will be much better. :)

    1. I am sure that Kevin will be writing all about it once our time here in Australia is over. We sure did have a good time though and looking back on it all, we saw a lot without having to travel a huge distance. It will take us years to make our way around this big country. We really think that you and Juan should come here for a visit, we know that you both would love it. :-)

  6. You just got there last week, wasn't it?..........Yes it went fast, always nice to see the two of your smiles....

    1. Lol, maybe just a little longer that a week ago! ;-)

      Thanks, we like to think that we always have smiles on our faces. :-)

  7. Yes your time went very fast! Onto the next great adventure!!

    1. It did go by fast but when we look at our pictures some of them seem like it was ages ago. We sure have a good time and saw a lot.

      There always seems to be an adventure ahead of us. :-)

  8. NICE choice for the AirBnB..would love to visit some of those places some day...thanks again for a wonderful armchair holiday!Safe travels!

    1. We are really enjoying our Airbnb, it is just a nice size for us, we sure won't need any more space than this. It is also in a great neighbourhood and is very quiet.

      We hope you can make it to some of these places too, we are glad that you enjoyed our adventures here in Australia. :-)


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