Date: Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Casino, Eats, Shops, Pubs ... oh yeh, and a Run
The Sussan Fun Run in support of Breast Cancer Network 6/12/15
What a great weekend was had by all. Leaving mid-afternoon on Friday for the road trip to Melbourne. Of course we had the mandatory stop at the Big Strawberry for scones, jam and a cuppa- yum yum. We arrived at Albert Park at our accommodation, a quick change of clothes then we headed off into the city. However we encountered our first dilemma, we needed myki cards for the trip on the trams. Lucky we spotted a 7/11 on our way to the tram stop. With our cards in hand off we went into the city. Got off at Flinders Street, the whole CBD was abuzz with activity, walked along South Bank to the casino for some tea. Was a bit on the late side though. Tried our luck at the tables, no good, and bags in hand we headed back to the CBD. Found a great pub at Young n Jackson where we danced till the wee early hrs. On our way back to the tram stop we walked into Federation Square where we saw the amazing Lego sculptures. We were kids again. Caught the tram back to St Kilda for some well earnt sleep. We did have an early rise on the Saturday for some shopping and decided to hit the Bourke Street Mall and the DFOs. Wow great venues for Christmas shopping. Great bargains in hand we decided to leave the city at about 5:30, an early tea and a dip in the Resort pool. Very relaxing. Sunday morning all up early for our walk to Catani Gardens in St Kilda. The walk was a great warm up, the atmosphere was buzzing and a sea of pink was to be seen. What an amazing sight. We all achieved PBs and decided we will be back next year. On the road again for the trip home and the chatter kept us awake. Stopped in Shepparton for the compulsory toilet break and some lunch and coffee and fuel.
We all had a great weekend away thanks Donna, Julie, Carissa, Linda and Louanne. Look forward to our next trip away.