Superb visitor service from the Bookers, station pick ups, bad jokes, lots of touristy things, good sets of chilling out and an exceptionally comfortable bed.

Well since my last entry I have been taken to so many awesome places I can’t remember them all!

Friday after I eventually left the house, I wandered around Adelaide for about an hour, taking in all the sights and generally getting the lie of the land. I then got the tram to Glenelg and went to sit on the beach. Very pretty!! I chilled out for the rest of the afternoon and then after a rubbish cup of tea, headed into the city for some light shopping with Kate. Managed to find a pair of sandals I’d been admiring on someone else and a cute little dress. 

After dinner and drinks with Marty and Kate, we headed home and I passed out again. Saturday dawned bright and early and we headed off into the Barossa – which is the rather superb hilly wine region in the Adelaide Hills. It’s got such famous vineyards as Penfolds, Jacobs Creek and Yaldera in it. I did a quick tasting at Yaldera and bought a bottle of sparkling chardonnay.

We then set off for Lyndoch, to the famous German bakery where we consumed a small amount of cake! We also managed to pack in the large rocking horse, I made Craig and Kate stand under it for perspective. It’s really rather large. We also got to see some birdy things and a roo.

There were some really noisy but very polite birds (they all yelled hello when we walked up) who came up to chat to us.

I also got to pet a ‘roo who was remarkably friendly and interested in us. He was very cute and friendly.

After all our gallivanting around, we got serious on the road and Craig drove us up to Swan Reach which is a small township on the Murray River where Kate’s parents have a ‘shack’. We chilled out, swam in the river (well up to our waists as the water is lower than it’s ever been because of the drought. We had a little visistor in the form of a unbelievably friendly kookaburra –

Craig then whacked some steaks on the barbie and we ate and drank until the sunset and then we set off for home.


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