Sep 19, 2006
Melbourne..........what a city! We just happened to be in Melbourne for the biggest sporting event of the year. The Melbourne Cup horse races. All of the men dress out in their finest suits and the women all wear magnificent hats. We rented a mini bus for 25 of us (the whole cruise family). We first went around the city and looked at several of their awesome war memorials. Then we went to the Crown Casino (Australia's biggest), it was beautifully integrated into the city. Then we took the bus out to the countryside. On the way we took the bus through a drive through liquor store to stock up the bus with an assortment of Australia's finest and not so fine beers. The Yarra Valley wine country was almost more beautiful and the area outside of Adelaide. The highlight however was the nature preserve we went to. I got to see Koalas, Kangaroos, Wombats, Platypus, Dingos, Flying Foxes just to name a few. It was really cool!!!!!!! I had a great day and everyone had a wonderful. To finish the day off we had a sailaway party in one of our friends suites to sample all of the wonderful refreshments we had aquired that day!