Australia: Victoria

Michael and I traveled to Australia as part of our 2007 career break. The following is an excerpt from our travel blog.

Any affects for the day before were washed away with the rain, so we were keen on visiting the Yarra Valley for some wine tasting.  Emma, Dan, Michael and I made up our foursome and even Mr. Darcy, Emma’s adorable King Charles, joined us for the ride.

The Yarra Valley is about an hours drive northeast of Melbourne and produces some delicious reds.  We visited four of the smaller wineries in the area and introduced Dan to his first wine tasting experience.  And back at Emma’s place we enjoyed several of the bottles over dinner.

[singlepic=173,200,,,right]For our final days in Australia we decided to hit the Great Ocean Road, and Lauren made it a fivesome.  We headed out on Monday evening and partied our way to the town of Lorne for the night.  We shared a lot of great laughs over drinks and woke up to a beautiful morning on the ocean.  Our destination that day would be the famous Twelve Apostles, and we made our way along the windy roads skirting the coastline and through the rolling hills.  The Great Ocean Road is similar to the Pacific Coast Highway in California and is well worth the long and windy drive to get there – especially with good company.

So as the day ended back in St. Kilda, so did our time in Australia.  For a short amount of time we covered a lot of have been constantly on the go.  And there will be no slowing down as we venture off to the South Island of New Zealand.

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