It's no secret that one of the many reasons I love Oz is that this place is crawling with hospitable types who are happy to act as our tour guide (God love him!). And now we've found someone to act as our personal chauffeur. I met this firefighter named Adam on the plane ride to Sydney, and took him up on his invitation to show us around the Blue Mountains. After mentioning what a bad driver I was when we rolled up in our crazy-colored van, he offered to take the wheel. Iím not sure if his motivation stemmed more from kindness or concern for his own safety, but I was thrilled to let someone else be in the driverís seat for awhile.
In typical laid-back Aussie fashion, Adam didnít seem phased when the three of us chattered nonstop, needed to take bathroom breaks every five minutes (we have small bladders!) or freaked out when we spotted kangaroos in the national park. Yes, he was a very good sport. If you want to spy the Ďroos for yourself, click on this link to see a video that I took: