Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Fun in Melbourne

We have just returned from a short 5 day holiday to Melbourne, a wonderful city on the east coast of Australia. It has the most beautiful old buildings and a rickety old tram system running through the city streets. We went with four of our friends (one who was celebrating her divorce!!!) and enjoyed lovely weather to take in some sight seeing, shopping, dining out and watching a couple of games of footy. We bought some great clothes at the Factory Direct Outlets and ate and drank far too much!
This is the view from our balcony. That is the football stadium directly across the water.
Melbourne’s famous city trams. These trams continually travel around the main city blocks and it’s just so easy to jump on and off when you want.
My mouth was watering just looking in this shop window. This shop was situated down the cutest little arcade.
Gorgeous flowers at the Queen Victoria Markets. I just love kale – I’ve been too busy this year to plant any!!
This is our table at the footy stadium. We were able to watch the game while we dined or we could wander outside and come back in when we wanted another drink or half time desserts. I could get used to this life!! Thanks to our son-in-law who was able to organise this for us!!
Melbourne is well know for having 4 seasons in one day but as you can see we had wonderful weather. The days were a little cool but without any heavy winds so just perfect for wandering around. On Friday night we were treated to a wonderful fireworks display above the dock and Sunday night nature provided some more fireworks with a thunderstorm.
This weekend was such a lovely time for us to share with our friends.
Tomorrow I am heading off to the city again to join my son, his fiance and Ann (Mother of the Bride) to attend a night of food and drink sampling in preparation for their wedding in March.

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NanaDiana said...

Suzy- What a fun post of your visit. It looks like a beautiful city. Love that it has four seasons in one day!;>) xo Diana

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh wow, what a dream vacation. I love your pics, it is so fun to go on a mini virtual tour. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Savannah Granny said...

Suzy, I am loving Melbourne already. The tram system is wonderful and such a unique to see the city. That said, I would never have left the dessert shop. Oh My what delectable treats in that window. Thanks for sharing, Ginger

Tammy N said...

I love to find fresh flowers at outdoor markets. Looks like a memorable trip.

Noel Morata said...

What a colorful place, I've always wanted to visiting, thanks for taking us on a tour!

I'm inviting you to also join us for Travel Photo Mondays, it runs the whole week and starts on Mondays, come link up with us.

Kathy said...

It sounds like a lovely trip, Suzy - wonderful scenery and would love to see the market! The sweets look awefully tempting - I hope you have a marvelous time getting together to plan/discuss the wedding - sounds fun! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

Pamela said...

How amazing of a vacation! Thank you for taking us along and sharing at THT.