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On a very cold winter day in Plymouth Wisconsin I drove down to O'Hare airport I was going on a 1 week journey in the Melbourne Australia. It took about 17 hours to get there from O'Hare airport but I knew it was worth while because I had heard alot of amazing things about it! When I landed that night I stayed in a wonderful rental apartment …
... nag me) into typing up a bit every day or at least every other day so that it doesn't take so long next time ha ha I've been sitting in the bar doing this while David went out for a walk on his own and left me in peace but he found all sorts of interesting little features of the city AND we still haven't done the museum, zoo, old police station where they kept Ned Kelly, the notorious bank robber and so much more - we shall have to come back. Onward to Sydney tomorrow - love to all ...
... to me, cozied up and planned on getting 6 hours of sleep. No dice. The children behind me who had clearly just woken up from a nice long sleep (weren't they lucky?) started to carry on, including incessantly kicking the back of my seat. Not to mention the excessive turbulence, which had a strong likeness to my 'oh my god we're going to die' experience of the 6 person plane down to Bairnsdale. To be fair, it is virtually impossible for me to ...
... and then me and Amy went up to her mates room again and watched a couple of episodes of Mrs Browns Boys before bed!
Tuesday was pancake day in the hostel for breakfast so we got up for that and enjoyed a nice long breakfast before getting ready! When I was ready I did my nails and then did the majority of my packing before going to the library with Amy and friends. Checked in online and printed my boarding pass for my flight tomorrow and applied for a couple of jobs ...
... but the service was lousy!
After a quick turnaround at the hostel, it was time for us to both don our heels for the first time since arriving in Australia (thongs are more the nation's footwear of choice!) and 'tie one on'! (I've learnt since living in Australia that to 'tie one on' refers to fastening one's horse up outside a watering hole with the intention of making a night of it!). We found a selection of uber-retro and trendy (just like us really) roof-top bars where ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility