Someone we hadn't seen since we were much smaller.
I seem to remember that we didn't have as much trouble climbing him way back then.
Our limbs may be longer, but they're much stiffer.
Then it was time for a tram ride to St Kilda.
We found a communal garden,
Wandered past the Palais Theatre and Luna Park.
I was on a mission.
Daughter forgot her jacket,
She borrowed mine,
I borrowed hubby's,
Hubby was frozen.
I used that as an excuse to buy myself a new jacket.
Makes perfect sense.
I needed it too because after that we walked down to the beach.
Back to Acland Street for hot chocolate.
And a choice of music.
I would like to come back on a sunny day and play at Luna Park.
But I might give this a miss.
More night time exploring.
One last look at China Town.
And I discovered a religion I would like to follow.
Melbourne - July 2014
Hope you enjoyed my final Melbourne post . We are returning from our little trip to South Australia tonight, and soon I shall take you on a tour of Adelaide. But after I get some sleep and upload the photos.
After our stop in Ballarat we spent a few days in Melbourne
with a small side trip to the snow
but more on that later.
I haven't been to Melbourne since about 1976 and was very excited to be there again.
We spent the first day exploring and getting our Melbourne legs.
Next day met up with family and took in the Dreamworks exhibition.
Day 3 sister, daughter, niece and I went to the snow.
Where we played.
Day 4 consisted of eating, more exploring and finding an old friend.
Here are some touristy shots from the first couple of days.
When we walked and walked, crossed bridges, climbed aboard a very squashy tourist tram, lunched at Young and Jackson - just downstairs from where Chloe lives, and I got to say "meet you under the clocks"
Getting around was easy.
We were spoilt for choice when it came to transport.
We explored laneways and arcades.
And um shopped
a bit more...........
We explored again at night.
Looking at all the places with their party lights on.
And even the street art put on a show.
So much happening and so much to see.
We felt quite comfortable and safe walking around at night. Something that doesn't happen in Sydney.