From Austin to Oz. I'm planning to flee the country for 7 months - working for 4 and traveling for 3.
Departure = 03 Sep 2003 / Re-entry = 03 Apr 2004

Monday, December 08, 2003

Aussie Photos! >> Web Albums >> Australia

The URL above lists the photo albums below. My comments about each album [in brackets] are not included on the webpage.

Web Albums-Australia

September 2003
Sydney NSW (05-09 Sep) [Robin flew down from Brisbane to meet me upon arrival. We spent a few days together, and she had to return to Brisbane. I spent a few days extra days in Sydney for my work exchange orientation and paperwork.]
Lone Pine Wildlife Sanctuary, Fig Tree Pocket, Brisbane QLD (13 Sep) [We held koalas here. Remind me of Bus 445]
Nathan Sanders' Birthday Party, Sunnybank Hills, Brisbane (13 Sep) [My Austin friend Lee's brother lives in Brisbane, by coincidence. We met Nathan when he lived in Austin for a spell. Now, it was our turn to visit him.]
National Festival of Beers , Brisbane (19 Sep) [Over 150 beers. Three days. Heaps of thirsty people.]
Manly QLD (20 Sep) [A beach community only about 30min train ride from Brissie]
AFL Grand Final, Greenslopes, Brisbane (27 Sep) [Australian Football League championship: Collingwood Crows v. Brisbane Lions - BRISBANE WON!]

October 2003
LIVID Music Festival, Brisbane (18 Oct) [HUGE annual one-day music festival that pulls together Aussie and international bands]
Cleveland QLD (19 Oct) [No, not the Ohio town home to the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame, just a beautiful coastal town near Brisbane.]
Tasmania (26 Oct - 01 Nov) [Robin's week-long Tassie holiday during her semester break.]
Halloween (31 Oct) [Halloween isn't celebrated in Australia. That doesn't stop me.]

November 2003
Dia de los Muertos (02 Nov) [I take my mexicanidad with me wherever I go.]
Gold Coast QLD (07 Nov) [We went to Burleigh Heads for a beach stopover and then to the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary at night to visit the nocturnal animals.]
North Pine Country Market , Caboolture QLD (09 Nov) [Big Aussie craft & flea market]
Australia Zoo, Beerwah QLD (09 Nov)
Groove Grape, Brisbane (14 Nov) [Brisbane's casino sponsored a music-in-the-park / Queensland wine festival]
Stanthorpe QLD (29 Nov) [Heart of the Granite Belt Wine Country in southern Queensland]
Texas QLD (30 Nov 2003) [YES! A home away from home! Complete with cows and wide open spaces.]

December 2003

NSW/QLD Winetrail (01 Dec)
Byron Bay NSW (01 Dec) [Home of Julian Rocks]
Nimbin NSW (01 Dec) [Australia's Hippie capital]
Lone Star Steakhouse and Saloon, Mermaid Beach, Sunshine Coast QLD (01 Dec)


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