Road trip begins
Trip Start Dec 09, 2004
13Trip End May 26, 2005
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After that we visited the National Gallery which has alsorts of art work, old to modern, aboriginal and asian, it was cool. Finally on that day we passed by old parliment house on our way to the new one which is a very obscure building. There was a film crew from 7 news there getting ready to film a news report - we stood and watched for a while hoping it would be live so we could walk past!
Canberra is a weird place, it looks nice and is very clean but it lacks an atmosphere and seems a bit forced. Which i supposed it would be when you think the only reason its there is because they couldnt decide between Sydney and Melbourne as capital so they built a new one! Even at rush hour the traffic was v quiet.
Anyway we went out for a meal and then back to the hostel for a good nights sleep. In the morning we loaded up the car and went to the National Science museum - which was very cool. Best bit was the verical slide we all went down. We had to wear boiler suits and socks and literally hand from a bar above the slide. It was sooooo scary but you had to let go once you were hanging
Before we left Canberra we went to the National War memorial - which was big and im sure interesting but we didnt really has that much time to look around before we set off.
I drove out of Canberra towards our next stop which took us a bit longer than expected to reach. Jim took over driving and we ended up going the worng way - i dont mean it was his fault. So it ended up taking us about 6 hours to reach lakes entrance where we stayed for a night and left early in the morning eventually arriveing in Melbourne on the Friday afternoon!