Our first day in Australia!!!! And I now have my first stamp in my passport. Today was a day of getting settled and not much tourist activities. We arrived very early in the morning after a full day of travel so once we did find our hotel understandably our room wasn't ready. However the hotel was nice and held our bags so we could go explore the city. Our hotel is located next to Hyde Park and it is beautiful. We walked up to the opera house and it was hard to believe it was real since I've only seen it on tv. Nancy and I had a hard time finding a place for lunch, it appears nothing really opens in Sydney until 5 pm. Prices down here are SO expensive. Candy and soda seem to run about 5 dollars each. However we have found a grocery store and some small places to eat with reasonable prices, as long as it is after 5 pm. :). tomorrow will be a day of sightseeing. I can't wait.