Thursday, December 3, 2009

Down Undah - The Melbourne Chapter (One)

Ahhh... we are so glad Ben and Natalie's plans allowed for the trip to Melbourne. So many of the trip's highlights were from the jaunt down south.

It was about this point where Melbourne secured a spot on our list of favorite cities.
And this was the point where I realized my feet tan better than my ankles and shins. That's special.
Natalie introduced us to Bread Top in Chinatown after I ate (and enjoyed! how 'bout that, Dad?!) kimchi.

The next day we swung by the beach before making our way to Phillip Island to hang out with 'roos, wallabies and emus. Those terrifying, terrifying giant birds.


Did I mention the terrifying giant birds?
Is this why we're not allowed in their cages in the U.S.?

Ah, poor Gabe. I understand. I amost cried.

That evening, we also saw the Penguin Parade at Phillip Island. I'll be honest, after the rave reviews, I was expecting penguins by the thousands to take over the beach. I guess there are a few thousand, but they come in approximately 7 at a time every 10 minutes. Thousands in sporadic groups of 7 are dramatically less, well, dramatic. But pretty cool to see nonetheless. You'll have to take my word for it, no photos allowed here.

10 comments:

Hannadam said...

You petted a kangaroo! I'm sold, I need a ticket to Australia.

Sarah & Trent said...

Wow, oh my cool. That's what I said, "hey Trent! Look how cool Noah and Allison are!!!"

cacrowell said...

Favorites: Bench and the stairs. :) Yep, that face didn't look like a shy Edward to me, either.

melissa said...

Emus are TOTALLY SCARY. My kids saw one at a petting zoo in Pocatello and had to change their pants afterward. Australia looks really cool. How fun for you two!

Kami said...

so random...my grandparents raise emus in tremonton!!! I grew up playing with them...they're really quite sweet once you get to know em :) Looks like an awesome adventure!!!

Missy said...

Love the kangaroos. Hate the emus. Australia looks great.

Quinn and Ryan said...

It looks like you had a great time in Australia. Your pictures are great! Your Sydney pictures brought back so many memories from when I lived there. I hope you both had a great time Down Under and that all is well in NY.

Melissa said...

Oh Al, this looks like soooo so so much fun! I'm so jealous of your holiday adventures to strange lands with big freaky birds and cuddly looking kangaroos! But I'm so happy you get to do things like that, and heaven knows you two deserve a getaway. I have to tell you, you have to be the tiniest, hippest thing out there. You look amazing!!! I love your new 'do––you rock your hair at every length ––your cute clothes, and I miss doing crazy site-seeing things with you. Let's get together. Soon?

Claire said...

You are looking so cute and stylish! Loving your hair too! Looks like a fANTASTIC trip!

Emi Sorensen said...

You enjoyed kimchi?! That makes me so very happy!