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Australia - 2005-02-16 - 1 - Blue Mountains - Rented Cars & Buller Lookout

The international travelers had really enjoyed the sites they saw in Sydney, but they are all country people at heart. So as soon as we got our cars we headed for the Blue Mountains. The Blue Mountains start about an hour West of Sydney. They are part of the Great Dividing Range & are about the only thing that held Sydney at bay from pushing West. There was a group of early conservationists that saw the importance of this area & bought a bunch of land which they then donated to New South Wales (state government), which became the heart of the Blue Mountains National Park. The Blue Mountains were a barrier that people from Sydney took years to figure out. They could not figure out how to cross them & finally had to follow some Aborigines to get the route. On this day we drove into the south end of the Blue Mountains. We stopped at an information center & got a plan together for the day. The first picture shows the tourists out of the city. The next 2 pictures are of our cars. Rodney & Charlene nicknamed their car the Tomato Can. Dad nicknamed our car Might Mitzy (it was a Mitsubishi Lancer). Our first nature stop of the day was Buller Lookout where you could see trees, rock cliffs, rivers, great views & as Charlene found out skinks (a small lizard). As you can see by the pictures of my parents they were very happy to be out of the city & in the country. They both grew up there & this is the type of vacation scenery they like to see. They usually go to Colorado every year. We saw a few non-nature things like people's houses & an old set of power lines. The video clip shows the view & the tourists.

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Larger Version - 01 - Bill, Sheri, Charlene & Rodney at Blue Mountains Info Center
01 - Bill, Sheri, Charlene & Rodney at Blue Mountains Info Center
4/26/07 10:43 PM, 484 KB

Larger Version - 02 - Charlene & Rodney's Car (The Tomato Can)
02 - Charlene & Rodney's Car (The Tomato Can)
4/26/07 10:43 PM, 292 KB

Larger Version - 03 - Our Car (Mighty Mitzy)
03 - Our Car (Mighty Mitzy)
4/26/07 10:43 PM, 209 KB

Larger Version - 04 - Sheri& Bill
04 - Sheri& Bill
4/26/07 10:44 PM, 425 KB

Larger Version - 05 - Rock Cliffs
05 - Rock Cliffs
4/26/07 10:44 PM, 334 KB

Larger Version - 06 - Rock Cliffs
06 - Rock Cliffs
4/26/07 10:44 PM, 412 KB

Larger Version - 07 - Sheri, Bill & Nature
07 - Sheri, Bill & Nature
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Larger Version - 08 - Forest
08 - Forest
4/26/07 10:44 PM, 275 KB

Larger Version - 09 - Rocks
09 - Rocks
4/26/07 10:44 PM, 436 KB

Larger Version - 10 - Flowers
10 - Flowers
4/26/07 10:45 PM, 445 KB

Larger Version - 11 - Bill Finally Out of the City
11 - Bill Finally Out of the City
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Larger Version - 12 - View
12 - View
4/26/07 10:45 PM, 263 KB

Larger Version - 13 - View
13 - View
4/26/07 10:46 PM, 301 KB

Larger Version - 14 - View
14 - View
4/26/07 10:46 PM, 319 KB

Larger Version - 15 - Charlene & Rodney
15 - Charlene & Rodney
4/26/07 10:46 PM, 249 KB

Larger Version - 16 - Brock, Sheri & Bill
16 - Brock, Sheri & Bill
4/26/07 10:46 PM, 527 KB

Larger Version - 17 - Red Tree
17 - Red Tree
4/26/07 10:46 PM, 461 KB

Larger Version - 18 - Rock Cliffs
18 - Rock Cliffs
4/26/07 10:46 PM, 259 KB

Larger Version - 19 - View
19 - View
4/26/07 10:46 PM, 385 KB

Larger Version - 20 - Rock Colors
20 - Rock Colors
4/26/07 10:47 PM, 355 KB

Larger Version - 21 - Rock Texture
21 - Rock Texture
4/26/07 10:47 PM, 392 KB

Larger Version - 22 - View
22 - View
4/26/07 10:47 PM, 320 KB

Larger Version - 23 - View
23 - View
4/26/07 10:47 PM, 279 KB

Page with Video - 24 - Tourists & the Tour (Video)
24 - Tourists & the Tour (Video)


Larger Version - 25 - River
25 - River
4/26/07 10:47 PM, 364 KB

Larger Version - 26 - River
26 - River
4/26/07 10:47 PM, 413 KB

Larger Version - 27 - River
27 - River
4/26/07 10:47 PM, 390 KB

Larger Version - 28 - Sheri & River
28 - Sheri & River
4/26/07 10:48 PM, 591 KB

Larger Version - 29 - Rock Cliffs
29 - Rock Cliffs
4/26/07 10:48 PM, 347 KB

Larger Version - 30 - View
30 - View
4/26/07 10:49 PM, 282 KB


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