October 9, 2012

A Rainy Weekend Away

Hubby has been stuck working in Melbourne for the past 4 weeks, which has been very draining on both our lives. He's been working long days down there and I have too up here, which also means our poor little dog has suffered. She's used to a regular routine and has unfortunately been acting out due to the change, to the point that we've had to get her a bark collar to train her not to bark (for the sake of complaining neighbours). It seems to be working but I feel so cruel putting it on her.

I luckily have a wonderful friend, who agreed to doggie-sit for me over the weekend, so I could see hubby. A big thanks to Qantas for a great flight down there and back. I can't believe it only took an hour and a half back! Melbourne was rainy and miserable but we still managed to enjoy our time together. I finally got my zoo date and I didn't even have to suggest it!!! Here's a few piccies of the short trip away.

 Dame Edna Elephant - one of many painted elephants
 Zebras and Giraffes
 Sleepy Koalas
 We were allowed to walk through an Emu enclosure
(a little freaky)
 The Kangaroos didn't want to play

The Boatbuilders Yard for breakfast Sunday morning
 Boatbuilders Yard breakfast at World Trade Centre Wharf
 Lunch at Richmond Hill on Bridge Road
 View from Crown Plaza of Crown's flame show
                              La Belle Miette - still the best Macaroons around on Hardware St.
  I love how they covered up the scaffolding


  1. Oh Rachael, seeing your post about my beautiful home town has brought back memories of the various trips I've taken to these locations! I have to admit that when I took my kids to the zoo recently, I didn't want to leave the elephant sculpture exhibit. :)

    1. Thanks Deb. I loved the elephant display too - it just happened to be pouring when we decided to see it. I don't seem to have much luck when I decide to visit a zoo - it always rains :p. I do love Melbourne though.


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