Tuesday, 8 Nov 2016
After breakfast, we walked down Swanston St. a few blocks to the Queen Victoria Market, which my cousins highly recommend we visit.
We entered in the fresh fruit and vegetables section.
|Eileen points out the cut fresh pineapple.|
|I find a line at the popular American Doughnut Kitchen.|
|Coconuts from Thailand.|
We walk out across the street to find another giant area of variety of sellers. Eileen found a nice wool lined jacket & I found a lovely pull over sweater cape. We were both freezing here as we were furthest south. “Melbourne has all four seasons in one day!” we were told.
We walked down Elizabeth St. back to our hotel area to the free tram zone on La Troube St. that surrounds the city centre part of Melbourne.
We sit and enjoy the view of the city riding on the tram. One 10 minute stop was in front of the historical Parliament building. We stayed on back to our hotel area.
We get off and walk back down Elizabeth St. to check out this London and American Supply Store that caught my eye earlier walking to the market. What was in here that they do not have in Oz?
We walk back to hotel. See construction zone on our block. The entire south side was being torn down. We rested for a bit and freshened up to go out again for dinner. Where to?
We decided to go the opposite direction down Swanston St. There we are in front of a mall entrance. In we go to a several level mall right above the Central Melbourne train station.
We walked around to the eatery for dinner at McDonalds. I was craving some American junk food. Ha ha. After I gave my order to the clerk, she asked my where I was from because of my “strange” accent. It through me off for just a bit then remembering where I was. I told her from the U.S. She was young & so cute.
The local community fought in tearing this historical site down so they just built around it.
Eileen found a free hug!
|Mary, Dermott, Eileen|
We walked back to our hotel & found Dermott in the lobby. We talked about our discoveries and asked for a photo with him. Eileen & I are both modeling our finds from Queen Victoria Market.
In the room, we packed to get everything ready for our departure back to Los Angeles the next day. Rested and found Australia’s version of Who Do You Think You Are? covering actor Jeremy Rush.