Thursday, August 24, 2023
Mackay and Whitsunday Life
As you read this, I’ll be just about to jump on a plane at the Mackay Airport and head down to Sydney with my daughter for one of the best holidays you could ask for.
A few months ago, my 19-year-old daughter asked me if I wanted to come for a trip to the home of the Opera House with her so I could show her around my old hometown. I of course said yes and here we are, Friday about to start a weekend of fun.
One of the big reasons my daughter wanted to travel to Sydney was to see Lizzo in concert on Saturday. I of course, won’t be going along, as she wanted to go by herself (who wants their dad at a Lizzo gig right...?)
Outside of the massive sold-out concert, I am going to make sure she sees so much of the place I called home in the late 70’s over the next few days.
We have quite a few items on the to-do list already and if I can share a few, see how you’d go if you went there. The Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Luna Park, Sydney Football Stadium, the Vans shop in the city, Kings Cross, driverless trains, ferry to Taronga Zoo, heading to Bondi Beach, Manly Beach as well, plus we may even go for a massive walk around Darling Harbour and count how many millions of dollars are just floating in the water.
I reckon that’s a good list of stuff to get up to for a few days before we come back next week.
Of course, catching up with family and cousins that we haven’t seen in years is paramount as well. My Dad, (her grandpa) is so excited to get to show her around too. But you know what, there is one thing I want to show her when we get there and it’s to do with food. You know I love to eat right?
I want to take her down to the navy barracks area on the harbour and go and check out a place a love. Harry’s Café de Wheels. This place is an institution in Sydney, and I must take her to grab a pie floater. It’s a must do on my list each time I head down there, and I hope she see’s how great the place is as well.
I’m sure there will be plenty of great experiences as we travel down to Sydney, but really for me, the best part over all these things is spending time with her. I don’t get to do it very often as she’s grown up, so I’ll be savouring up every second of it, like there’s no tomorrow.
You can join Rob Kidd from 5am weekday mornings on 4MK 1026 AM in Mackay and Proserpine, 91.5FM in Airlie Beach or just ask your smart speaker to play 4MK on iHeartRadio!