I just want to point out that this submarine is in a town that's about 500 miles inland. Riddle me that.
Melbourne! We had lunch at this cute cafe in St Kilda, and then wandered down to the beach where we passed this cute community garden.
me on a Melbourne beach
koalas at a "zoo" somewhere, can you tell that I lOVED them?
We're home! Husband and I stumbled back into our freezing cold flat (which will happen if you accidentally leave on the a/c on all friggin week, bah!) late last night. We had a wonderful time away, which was slightly more spontaneous than initially planned. We had thought that we would drive to Victoria and spend a whole week camping and climbing at Mt Arapiles, but the weather had different plans in store. Being the flexible (read, disorganized) people that we are, we opted for a road trip and descended upon various friends and family along the way. First we celebrated a family birthday in Canberra, then it was off to Melbourne for a couple of days of shopping and hanging with family and friends. Finally, we did make it to Mt Arapiles but I'll post about that later.
These photos are all from the driving/Melbourne portion of our trip. Believe me when I tell you that driving through Australia is an interesting experience. Just check out all the giant things we saw: giant Ned Kelly, giant Koala, dog on tuckerbox (weird, so weird). We also saw a sign for "infamous pies" in country NSW; I have a feeling they don't know what "infamous" means. We also had a funny encounter at a pub in Holbrook when I asked the bartender about an item in the vegetarian section of their menu. "These 'veggie patties,' is it just a veggie burger?" I asked. "No," answered the bartender, "they're just patties. But you can have them with chicken salad." Um, ok... Man oh man, I love road tripping.