And that, my friends, is how you do Sydney in a week!  I remember as a young child, my parents never had much respect for the school calendar. If they wanted to gas up the van and hitch up the trailer for a vacation, they did! They didn't want to go when everyone else was and pay handsomely for the privilege of sharing the National Parks with everyone else.  When we left school for a week (or an extra week) they reasoned we would be more likely to remember the trip than whatever would have been going on in the class room at the time.  They were right, we do remember those trips...all of us have grown up with a real wanderlust and love of travel, and we've carried forth the value to fitting in travel where and when we can, whether that means Sydney for a week, or making a weekend in our own back yard feel like a foreign trip!  As to whether what we missed in school affected us, I guess you can decide if my grammar and syntax is off, but my brother turned out to be a rocket scientist! 

Here are a few last shots of Sydney!

Center City at Night

Center City at Night

Opera House at sunset

Opera House at sunset