First off you’ve probably guessed that there is no Sneaker Sunday today, it’s all about Melbourne…
That’s because Valerie is off jetsetting around New York and after all of the ideas you suggested last week I decided to take this week off and bring you something much more informative next week ^_^
Secondly I just want to give a shout out to the girl that recognized me in Melbourne Central yesterday, you absolutely made my day 😀 It’s so weird to have people recognizing me on the street but it is very fun so I hope if any of you see me out you’ll come and say hello and take a photo or something!
I’ll try not to bore you with all the landscape photos, James hadn’t been on such a long drive before in Australia so he was very interested in the landscape… It all looked the same to me!
Green, green, green, brown, green, brown, green ,green…. cow… green, brown, green, green…
I kept myself entertained with knitting and juggling the camera/video camera to document it all. I also ate a whole lot of candy!
It rained a bit on the drive but it sure did make some pretty rainbows!
This was how I spent the first 14 hours of the drive…
This was the face I made after visiting Australia’s most disgusting public bathroom… I won’t go into details but let’s just say that someone had actually stolen the toilet seats WTF?!?!
James has an obsession with giant things, like the Big Pineapple etc. For non-Australian readers, we have lots of landmarks that are gigantic fruit. Here is a large prawn:
And a big banana coming out of James’ beard…
After driving for around 12-14 hours we made it Sydney. We checked into out hotel which was in a less-than-desirable area and ran out again like crazy people to find the restaurant we were having dinner at. Of course we were *fashionably* late!
The only slightly clearer photo… For some reason the only photos I got were from my tiny video camera which didn’t do too well in the light 🙁 For other photos you can check out ChaiGyaru’s post or The Fashionate Traveler’s run down of the night.
I was so sorry that we couldn’t stay longer with them, the quick dinner we did have was so much fun! I can’t wait to see you girls again!
James and I poured ourselves into bed after that and got up early for another day of driving!
We saw a lot of windmills…
For some reason I had a mad urge to have a picnic here… 😉
This is what kept us going:
Oh and also this:
This photo really says something… James grew this mustache on a dare but then he refused to shave it because it irritated me! Dashing or just tickly and annoying? I’m going with tickly and annoying!
Green green green brown green cow…
I was so sick of driving when I saw something that made it aaaaaall better…
That’s right Violet Town! I’m pretty sure that if you have the same name as the town you get to be the mayor right?? It’s perfect because it’s even the town of flowers apparently XD
After 2 days of driving we finally made it to Melbourne and to Super Kawaii Mama’s house and just fell into bed. I even refused a cup of tea which should tell you how tired I was!!
We found our own apartment 1 week after that and moved in 😀
At 2221.1km it was a hell of a drive but I’m glad we did it, we had a lot of fun on the way ^_^
And in case you ever doubted my skills at Tetris this is all of our stuff… and I actually fit it *all* into a Mitsubishi Outlander 😀 WIN!
Hope you enjoyed our trip as much as we did! What has your longest road trip been?
We are loving it here in Melbourne and there are so many big awesome things coming up that I can’t wait to share with you all!