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A Day in Gaol (Jail)

March 31, 2009

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Today I ventured into the Old Melbourne Gaol (yes you say it like “jail”).  The historical significance is th fact that Ned Kelly was jailed and hung there.  They even had a replica of his armor to try on.  Ya, he and his gang wore armor fashioned from plows.  Pretty medieval huh? I also learned […]

Fitzroy Gardens & Cook’s Cottage

March 30, 2009

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I had to visit this place as I’ve been staring at a photo of Cook’s Cottage on my computer wallpaper since December 2008.  To see it in person was very exciting and I now have a new wallpaper from the inside.  It was interesting to see how they used every square inch of the tiny […]

Thar’s Gold in Dem Aussie Hills!

March 30, 2009

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Well, at least there’s some left… we went to Sovereign Hill in Ballarat on Saturday and I got to pan for gold.  (Sorry kids … didn’t find any.)  And the whole town was so awesome!  There were people dressed in period costumes and little shops where they made goods the ol’ fashioned way and you […]

Tasty Aussie Food Update

March 26, 2009

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Well, I mentioned Cherry Ripe (YUM!) but there’s also some actual food that’s not candy which is quite good!  I thought about it while eating brekkie which was coffee and vegemite toast.  MMM!  I love that. I also got to try Aussie Pizza.  That’s the usual tomato and cheese topped with eggs and bacon.  Yum!  And […]

I’m on top of the world, Ma! (Well, at least Melbourne.)

March 26, 2009

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I got to see the City and then some from the top of the Rialto Tower where there’s an observation deck.  WOW!  How cool was that.   I also walked around Federation Square.  Well, there’s isn’t a single thing square about it.  The architecture is funky and modern.  I also visited the ACMI (Film Museum) […]

Jelly Ballet

March 25, 2009

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Today I went to the Melbourne Aquarium.  I wasn’t sure what to expect but the prospect of visiting a place like that without kids complaining about being hungry and tired feet was appealing.  What an incredible place! My favorite exhibit was the jellyfish.  They were so graceful dancing around underwater.  One tank was dark with […]

Shark Bait’s Oz Update!

March 24, 2009

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This American Shark Bait  arrived in Oz on Saturday (just kidding… you know I can’t swim.  Great Barrier Reef is NOT on the itinerary).   I’m only getting a chance to post now mostly because wireless net access is well… not the same here.  I can honestly say that Americans are spoiled.  Most airports have free […]