MelbourneBy the time we got to Melbourne we were getting pretty tired. I'm afraid the story is the same with the scrapbook. I'm sure it's a wonderful place, but our hotel was really crummy, our time there was shorter than indicated by the itinerary that I had, and there was more to see than we could fit in. In spite of all that, we managed to cover the central part of the city reasonably well for the one day we had available.
- Day 1 -
Again, our first impressions of the city come from the bus window. One thing we learned we could count on - while bus driver's stories were frequently inaccurate, the entertainment value was frequently high! Our tour took us by Fitzroy Gardens. The Conservatory was filled with beautiful flowers. Captain Cook's boyhood home was transported to the garden in 1933. By the time we took a bus tour of the main part of town the day was mostly gone. We headed down to the river near the casino to check out the sights. There was a flower show going on in the lobby of the Crown Casino Hotel that was rather spectacular. After sunset we watched the fire show outside the casino.
- Day 2 -
Today is the final day of our tour. we walked a few miles, traveled by tram, and tried to see as much as possible in the few hours we had left. We had a good time and did a pretty good job of seeing some interesting sites in the little time we had left.
...let's go home