With the conference over, it was time to visit Sydney's famous Taronga Zoo!
The easiest way to get there is to take the ferry from Circular Quay (pronounced key). It's only about 10 minutes and a nice ride on the water. There are some small savings if you purchase the zoo + ferry ticket at the ferry ticket counters instead of getting the tickets separately. There's also a zoo salesperson at the ferry terminal who has a little credit card machine with a mini-printer on their belt so you can buy your zoo pass there and get to take the zoo sky tram when you get to the zoo instead of having to take the bus over to the zoo ticket area. The zoo is built on a huge hill, so you arrive at the bottom and then take the sky tram or bus up to the top and work your way down. This means it has great views of the city! Highlights were the red pandas and lots of birds and the Free Flight Bird Show where different kinds of birds swooped in over the audience's heads and did tricks. Everywhere we went there were birds making noises.
|giraffes get great views|
|Free flight bird show was really cool to watch.|
|cute little otter|
|different kinds of ducks|
|wombat munching down|
|wallaby and kangaroo|
|we called this "goat mountain"|
In the evening, we saw Les Miserables at the Capitol Theatre. It was good. Every time I see it I’m in a different place in life and get something different out of it.