Thursday, 25 October to Monday 29 October – 2018 – Canberra to Melbourne

Thursday, 25 October 2018 – Canberra to Melbourne

Neighbour Peter drove me to the Canberra Airport for Flight VA256 (Seat 18F) departing at 8.45. It was a smooth flight and arrived in Melbourne at 9.55. I caught the Skybus to the gardens opposite our accommodation, the Mantra on the Park, 333 Exhibition Street. The room was not ready until 1.30 so I just stayed in the adjoining restaurant and had lunch until I could go into our room.  Later in the afternoon Janice and Mary (highschool friends) arrived.  We settled in and chatted until Christine arrived.  (another highschool friend). The next few days were to be our little school reunion.  More chatting and catching up before going to bed after we had some dinner.

Friday, 26 October 2018 – Melbourne

I was feeling quick sick with hayfever and pain so I spent the day in the hotel and left the girls to do their own sightseeing which included the Melbourne Zoo.

Saturday 27 October 2018 – Melbourne

I was feeling much better today. After breakfast, we went to a very popular restaurant, Brunetti for morning tea. It was quite convenient to our hotel.

In the afternoon, we went to the Theatre to see the Musical – A Gentleman’s view on Love and Murder. It was a very professional performance and we had many laughs.

Because Christine comes to visit her son in Melbourne quite often, she was a great guide for us as she knew where to take us and which trams, etc. to catch. Melbourne has a free circle tram and that was very handy for us as our hotel was quite convenient to our stops.

Sunday, 28 October 2018 – Melbourne

After breakfast, we caught a tram to Docklands and went on the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel at 11.00.  The wheel took off very slowly and we got a fabulous view of the city of Melbourne and its outskirts. After being on the wheel, we had lunch and wandered along the shops – Chris and Jan made some purchases.

It was then back to our hotel before it was out again down to Chinatown for a very expensive meal. Back to our hotel once again for more chatting before it was bedtime. This was to be our last night with Janice and Mary as they were flying to Adelaide and Christine and I were going on our trip to Borneo.

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