A Weekend in Melbourne

At the end of July, Grant and I had a DW away (sorry, I've always wanted to write that) in Melbourne.  No kids. Just us, being all grown-up and couple-y. And what a great city to do that in!  

We'd been there 11 odd years ago, when Jess was a mere babe, but I don't remember seeing as much as we saw this time around.  (Could be my whole memory loss thing, though.  ^_*)

Anyway... We stayed in a gorgeous hotel right in the city and did lots of walking around the streets, shopped, discovered a few wonderful restaurants, found a delicious cupcake shop, saw a Tim Burton exhibition (man, that guy is talented, but also slightly odd), saw many beautiful buildings and even watched a footy game at the MCG.

Melbourne has some fabulous architecture - old and new mixed together so effortlessly;  and is full of great sporting venues. It's a real trendy city.  But despite all these wonderful reasons to visit this city, the main reason we went over was to see our friends who live there.  Friends we haven't seen for about 10 years!  And what a blast that was.  That's what makes Melbourne so amazing for us.

It was great to see where they live and catch up on what's been happening in their lives.  To just dwell in each other's company for a time.  It was good for the soul.  And brilliant to realize that a mere 3-and-a-half-hour plane trip could bring us in touch with these lovely people again.  People we hadn't seen since they left SA all those years ago.  The whole experience put our new environment into perspective, both geographically and emotionally. 

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