My blog has not received the attention it deserves lately, but hopefully these periodic updates will diminish your thirst for TexStralians' tales just a little (cause I know you can't get enough!) :-p
Anyway...VACATION! It was much needed for my overworked husband and me, the Current Reigning Champion of Multitasking.
We took a short trip to the center of Australia to visit Uluru (also know as Ayer's Rock). We also visited The Olgas, a neighboring rock formation, and King's Canyon.
I'll do three separate posts on each of these as I don't want to overload you with photos. With all the beauty of the desert landscape and its wonderful colors, it's hard NOT to take great photos (so I took heaps!)
As soon as I got off the plane at the tiny airport, I knew it was the right place for us to be: WARM, sunny, and not a cloud in the sky! The warmth and the sunshine in and of themselves would have made this trip ("You had me at 'hello'!")
Uluru is a pretty big rock formation. It took us about three hours to walk around the base and stopping to see some interesting features.
|View from the Cultural Center|
|Here's a shot detailing the texture of Uluru|
|Here's a shot detailing my charming husband. So difficult to photograph. Seriously, why won't he just play along and pose already?!?|
|Here I am showing Matt how to pose and smile in a photograph. Also: some desert flowers.|
|The desert becomes really colorful at dusk.|
|Sounds of Silence dinner: we had a lovely dinner under the stars in the desert. It was pricey but it was worth it!|
- You CAN climb the Uluru but the Indigenous people believe the rock to be sacred and really don't like people climbing it. So we didn't climb it (although I think both of us really wanted to)
- As you can see from the photo above, the dirt in the desert is really RED! In fact, this part of Australia is called "The Red Center".
|Apparently chicken takes longer to cook than steak.|
Thanks for visiting!