Melboring 2015 Part 1

Posted: October 20, 2015 in Travel

Time to trek south once more to see a bit more of Victoria and catch up with family. If the zoo was open of course. Shortish flight so cattle class will do but don’t cry for me just yet as am approaching said plane from the Qantas Club. Slightly smaller plane – 737- so actually boards from both ends. Bit like me at an all u can eat buffet. This should work well you would think? You walk down the skywalk and big sign directs seats 15-29 to right and out to back of plane. 1-14 stay left. Go down and climb up stairs and find our twin aisle seats easy enough and the watch the morons struggle. You would think sitting in row 19 no one should be coming from front of plane and going to back seats eg 21. You would be wrong. And of course morons gather in groups so you have clowns that boarded from back walking up to row 7! The only other certainty in life is that when you think you have the knob kiss and no one is seated next to you as doors about to close the last heifer arrives ( from the front of course!) and needs you to get up so they can almost squeeze into their seats. In ROW 19!

Easy enough flight I guess and picked up at airport by John and Lorraine which was very helpful. Now when I went to school they had slates. That is not relevant here though but the maths I did is. 13 kgs is 13 kgs right? Both of our bags weighed about the same but somehow CLP slipped 16 house bricks in her bag while on the baggage carousel ! And no wheels! It was so heavy on one side I walked around in circles for 30 secs whenever I put it down until my body alignment adjusted. Anyhoo a little detour to see latest addition to family- Alice – and a lovely lunch with Nic , Paul and Hannah before heading off to our digs for first 3 days with JL in Macleod. Needless to say the drinking started early only to be interrupted by the eating. Daylight saving too of course but this little black duck wasn’t waiting for no sun to set over yardarm. Which is about 10 pm. Apparently.

On Sunday we took a drive to Yarra Valley to visit some wineries and also Healesville. Oak ridge and Chandon were first up and always great to travel with someone who knows about wine- and is also prepared to be designated driver ! Chandon was especially impressive as CLP loves her bubbles. Healesville is a bit like Montville meets Nimbin with many interesting shops and characters. Strangely they all come from the one family! Sadly we couldn’t make the markets 😦 More wine purchased and even some rather famous Gin it appears. Time for some sweets so what better place than the Chocolaterie near Yarra Glen. Ok, it was Sunday but the crowd was massive for a rather isolated place. What is the diabetic % in Victoria anyway ? Then onto Yerring station for final visit before the trip back home on what had been a glorious day. The wine travelled pretty well too but strangely did not last 24 hrs.

On our third day we travelled into CBD as some folk had to work. He He Ha Ha. Another glorious day so after a stroll through the streets we took a river cruise on the Yarra and had a very pleasant lunch at Ponyfish Island. Then back home for a bex and a lie down because rumour had it there may be drinking involved later that night. They were right.

Lovely few days with family and then on Tuesday it was time to hire a car and drive to Daylesford for a couple of days. This of course would involve driving through Melbourne. Yikes,stay tuned fans

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