Thursday, December 29, 2005

Sydney For New Year's Eve

We made it from Melbourne to Sydney on the Firefly bus. It wasn't nearly as bad as I thought a bus ride from Melbourne to Sydney would be. We were on the top level of a double decker bus for 12 hours. Luckily I was able to sleep through most of it in two, three hour stretches.

The thing about riding busses is that they make Tracie motion sick. This is compounded by the fact that the top level of a double decker bus sways much more than a regular bus. Tracie felt ill very quickly after we started our trip, but thankfuly we got onto the highway relatively quickly and the swaying stopped.

She also had a gravol, (anti nausia drug) to help her feel better as well as catch some z's. They played the movie, "Flight of the Pheonix" once we got out of the city. I hate to use the term 'turd parade' to describe any movie, especially if you are willing to ignore several really important flaws in the script. In anycase it was better than trying to sleep.

When we arrived in Sydney we went straight to hotel that Tracie's friends booked on our behalf. Unfortunately we are able to check in until 2:00pm so we are basically haning out until then.

I'm going to make time to upload photos with in the next three days.

-Gary Milner

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a test considering none of my other messages went through. I can just imagine how you felt on that bus considering our whole family needs gravol to drive from the Hat to Raymond and we fight to sit in the front seat. Glad you survived. Mom