18.March.2006 - Part 2 - Blue Mountains
Trip Start Feb 05, 2006
21Trip End Jun 20, 2006
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So after the Zoo, we took a bus ride for what seemed like forever (for whatever reason, I get bus-sick... only in Australia though... very odd). Then we arrived at a small town, officially named "Blue Mountains". The "city" of Blue Mountains is one of the biggest cities ever, with something like 200 square kilometers of area. We stopped and had the usual lunch and such. Thats where I found the awesome store: "Stairway to Kevin". Of course I had to take a picture, though I didnt have time to stop in. From what I could tell, it's a record/cd shop. Also, on the way back to the bus, I was again distracted by a yard sale type thing, but it seemed more permenent than a garage sale
Shortly after getting back on the bus after lunch, we arrived at the three sisters. The Three Sisters is a rock formation near Katoomba (a nearby town that I later visited) that jots up almost 1 kilometer off of the ground!!! (A bit over a half mile). We got to walk around the 'scenic lookout' and see it from all different angles. Also, I got some perspective of the size of the mountains, as you could look over the side of this lookout and barely see the treeline way way below. I tossed a rock over the side, and it took a good several seconds to hit the treeline, though I wasnt even able to hear the sound. It just puts things into perspective, the world is huge!
After the Three Sisters, we jumped back on the bus, and headed towards Katoomba. It wasnt too far away, and once we got there, we immediately began hiking down a hill. We were told, we're going to a train that goes up and down the mountain, the steepest train in the world infact. So we keep walking, and about 5 minutes later, we realize that we're going to hike down the mountain, and then ride the train back up
And that's all from the Blue Mountains. Make sure to check out the pictures I took, they were awesome! And stay tuned for my next update, which should be coming soon(er).