Today is our last day. I got up early to hit the gym again.
Every morning I’ve been, I haven’t seen anyone else in that gym.
It’s nice having the whole area to yourself.
This morning however, someone else came in and it was still very early. 4am to be precise. I wondered what the hell someone else was doing in the gym that early on a Sunday morning!
Then ten minutes later, someone else came in! A girl who was doing some stretching and yoga. A few minutes after that, two more people put their heads in.
This was all before 5am on a Sunday morning!
I was going to let myself go easy and walk more than run however with other people in the gym, it forced me to run more because, well that’s just what we do right?
My sister came in very early also and when we were leaving (about 6.30am) we saw there were people in the games room playing table tennis!!! What is going on! Why were all these people up so early on a Sunday morning!
If I’d known I’d be encountering other humans, I wouldn’t have let myself be so scary looking and actually attempted to look vaguely alive.
Have to say, the facilities in this place have been pretty good!
As we weren’t able to store our luggage in the building we were staying at, we didn’t leave our room until just before check out time. I mean who wants to walk all over the place with heavy luggage?
We thought we’d go to Victoria Markets again just to kill a bit of time and perhaps snap up a bargain.
You don’t realise how difficult it is to pull a heavy luggage bag until you have to do it up and down crowded aisle ways.
It’s even more difficult when you’re a party of five and trying to somewhat stay together.
In any case, after buying a few more trinkets, including a pair of earrings that the shop owner assured me would not go green if worn in the shower.
We shall see about that!
We stopped to get coffee in a nearby foodcourt and I saw this…
You probably can’t read the sign above the piano but it says “play me”
I wasn’t going to but I heard a couple of others tinker and realised I wasn’t going to be worse than they were so I got up to play also.
What I didn’t see was the woman at a table behind me who had her fingers in her ears!
Ah well, can’t please everyone!
Time to leave the market…
Have to share this funny sign we saw along the way to the bus station.
Not sure if it was just because we were tired but it made us chuckle!
We were hoping to leave our luggage in a locker at the bus station but unfortunately, they were mostly all taken! So again, we were faced with the prospect of trailing them behind us.
Luckily, we saw the outlet store about the bus station and the foodcourt there had lots of comfy seating so we took it in turns to mind the bags while the others shopped.
After some more successful shopping (No photo, but I got a jacket from Jacquie E that was original $249 for $34.95!!!!) we hopped on the skybus back to the airport.
My daughter and I were on a different flight to the rest of our party so we had to separate at that point. It was sad, especially after spending so much time together.
But we made up for it by sending photos and messages while we were waiting for our planes to leave.
As my sister, mother and sister-in-law had more time, they went to a wine tasting that was set up in the airport.
They drank their samples and then the guy asked my mum where she normally buys her wine.
I’m pretty sure he meant what winery she was partial to.
She replied “Liquorland”
Ah, I wish I’d been there!
On our flight we were given snacks.
I saw the cabin crew coming down the aisle and I thought she said “Cheesecake” as she handed another passenger a box.
“Cheesecake!!” I said excitedly to my daughter. “We’re going to get cheesecake!”
But no, I was wrong, it was cheese and crackers.
Can you imagine the disappointment.
So I sent the picture of our cheese and crackers to the girls on the other flight.
They sent a picture of their “cheese and crackers”
And yes they definitely win!!!
My mum had these taralli with her AND some cheese that had been left over from our trip.
Throughout the whole time away, no matter how obscure, if I asked my mum if she had something, the answer was always yes.
“Do you have some sharp nail scissors?”
“Do you have some water?”
“Do you have tissues? No, the wet kind… like you get from KFC?”
There’s loads more but I just can’t think of it right now. She came prepared! And we loved her all the more for it.
They sent us this photo and I took one of my daughter and I to send back but I was making a face in that one that is definitely not fit for public viewing so it didn’t make it to the blog.
We had a great time being silly together and I’m grateful to have such a loving, close family.
I was also very excited to see hubby who was waiting for us as we arrived.
And now I don’t want to think about anything else but my bed!