Wednesday, February 20, 2013

— My Alphabe-Thursday (2nd), the letter "N" / Thursday Two Questions —

New Zealand and Australia—more of our most recent cruise pictures
Here we have some pictures to honor Alphabe-Thursday letter "N"

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My "N" is for the National Maritime Museum in Sidney, Australia.  Docked on the left is the HMAS Vampire and to our right the HMAS Onslow.  The Onslow is a vintage submarine and this was the closest to a sub I have been yet.  The picture on the right is another view of the area outside the museum.

We did not go inside the ships or the museum because for the two hours we would spend the price for admission was atrocious.  There was a senior price, very low, for which we would have paid and then gone inside.  But this museum only allowed citizens of Australia to have that.  In the U.S. and most countries we visit, if a person is the appropriate age then there is no discrimination based on citizenship.  For some goodies in Sydney we did pay only the senior price.


That's all the "N" word pictures I have but I did want to finish up, or almost finish posting my New Zealand and Australia holiday pictures.  You can see all I have so far here, (Our 2012-2013 New Zealand and Australia).

Above is a little kids' park along the way to the museum.  This boat looks like fun.  On the is Mrs. Jim coming out of China Town.


Fruit and vegetable market was about like the ones in our grocery stores except this on was in the Market building.  On Saturday night we went to a concert in the park. The park was full of people out for the evening's nice weather.


Mrs. Jim is ready a Sarsaparilla at the oldest bar in Sydney.  I would rather be back on the ferry, riding around in the harbor.  And we did, pictures follow. 


I didn't expect to see this little amusement park along the shore. It looked inviting but we didn't have time to stop in. Besides they may not have let us pay the cheaper senior rate.

==> You can see other "N" letter posts by visiting Jenny's blog post, Alphabe- Thursday. My letter "N" portion of this post will be critiqued by Head Mistress Jenny. I always hope for a good grade.

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Now for my Thursday Two Questions.

My last post last week was about an "M" word, More.

My Two Questions for this week (you can answer just one if you wish):.

1. Have you ever been discriminated against because of some silly rule? 
This one today was because I was not a citizen.  Other times is has been because I was too old.  Or that this _____ was available only for the opposite sex.  Etc, etc, etc. 

2. When you are on holiday how do you interface with the natives?
I like to pick their brains about how some things work in their countries or find out about their heritage.
Bonus Question: What is your favorite "N" word?
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==>   My post is for Amanda at her Thursday Two Questions blog, Self Sagacity.

==>Be sure to check out all of my posted New Zealand and Australia pictures.  You can do that by clicking here (Our 2012-2013 New Zealand and Australia).

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1. Have you ever been discriminated against because of some silly rule?

I'm a female and was raised with lots of silly rules that only applied to females. Most of them are gone now.

2. When you are on holiday how do you interface with the natives?

When in Rome do as the Romans do. I'm the same way. I'll spend a great deal of time studying about the country before I go. Don't want to offend anyone.

Bonus Question: What is your favorite "N" word?

Nice...Everyone needs to be nice.

Have a terrific day. ☺
New day, New hope, New beginning... Nice and New are my favourite "N" words, Dr Jim :)
Wonderful photos ~ Maritime ships are impressive ~ lovely water shots ~ Great post for N
Terrific photography, Jim, as all your earlier captures!

As for me, I like to chat with people wherever I travel. Surprising, sometimes, what you learn ...!

A lovely weekend to you & yr family!
I've enjoyed the tour over the last few Alphabet Thursdays! :)
I'll answer number 2 - When I am on vacation I eat my way around my destination, asking questions every where I go.

I've had a lot of fun experiences doing this, ended up with dinner invitations and recipes.

Jim, I always love your posts. Thanks so much for your visit and comment, but I cannot post comments with links. The link did not activate till I posted so I had to delete it. So sorry, but there are times I take sponsored posts and they will not allow comments with links.

Yes, I have been discriminated against for being female. As a teen I absolutely loved the wood shop class but we were only allowed one semester if we were girls. Protesting did no good! I am going to select the word "neighborly" for my "n" word.

Have a blessed weekend. I hope Next time you get to enjoy the park.
Yay! Here is another love and thumbs up from a new lover of your blog and post. Seriously stunning photos. You and Mrs. Jim must be having tons of fun on your holiday. :)

All the best,
Hi, Jim! Returning the visit from N post on "Nesting Eagle". You asked if I saw the father around - No, I didn't. Today is a beautiful day after a recent ice storm, and I'd like to make another trip out there to observe.

Nice to see your Australia pictures. I have relatives there, but have not been there myself. I'd love to go someday...
I am an immigrant, so yes, I've experienced discrimination even now, some times!

Hopefully, you will get another chance to enjoy the park.
You guys are so neat!

I just talk to I guess that's my interface.

Someday I'm going to attempt a cruise. I have a friend that books them and she is forever nagging me about it.

I'm not sure how I would feel sequested with a bunch of people I don't know with no way to escape!


Thanks for linking.


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