Trip Start Feb 16, 2008
23Trip End Mar 27, 2008
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Later that evening we headed into Adelaide City and to the Adelaide Fringe Festival
Today, Sunday, Emma & I headed to Mount Lofty, up in the Adleaide Hills for a spectacular view of Adelaide. It really is a small and compact city but very easy to navigate round and negotiate. Adelaide is very proud of the fact that it is one of the only areas in Australia that did not accept any convicts and therefore is that little bit posher than the rest of Oz. Nevertheless, it is a lovely city, not at all intimidating and very spacous, open and green.
After that we headed to Cleland National Park, and it was on the way here, that I had my first truly Australian experience. With Emma as my trusty driver we were heading to the park when out of nowhere a lovely big red kangaroo bounded across the road, straight in front of us and just jumped up the bank and headed on its way. It was surreal. It's like something you read about and then it happens to you
Onto Cleland National Part and this really is a treasure in Adelaide. Here I had a chance to meet all the native Australian wildlife in their natutal habitat.(And they had a chance to meet me!!) Kangaroos, Emus, Wallabies, Wombats, Bandicoots, Tasmanisan Devils and all the poisonous snakes you could want. And I even got to pet a Koala, they are so cute but constantly stoned out of their heads and very dopey - but still very cute.
In the afternoon we headed to Glenelg, which is a very up market beach in Adelaide. Bundoran it is not!!! It is a bustling alfrecso cafe strip overlooking the lovely Greath Southern Ocean. This was the very first spot that the pioneers landed on and seeing it for my on eyes, I could hardly blame them.
Tonight, Emma & Nathen treated me to a traditonal Aussie barbie - which I have to say was amazing. Good food, good wine and really good company finished off an absoluely fantastic weekend in Adelaide. Only bummer was that Nathan whipped our asses in Poker at the end of the night !!!!
And so the adventure continues and its off to Sydney in the morning. See you soon Maybelline......