30.12.2013 75 °F
We woke up very early this morning in the Park Royal at the Melbourne airport and the boys were in heaven being that the Jaguars/Colts NFL game was on the local TV! It was really nice facetiming with my sister, and texting with my momma- NZ was really behind w/ the availability to get online! But here in AU, its just like the States- although, the guy who ran the GO MONKEY amusement climbing structure the kids played on as soon as we arrived in Lorne seemed to think they are very behind the States---
The drive to Lorne from Melbourne was easy & The Great Ocean Road is the most gorgeous coastline I have EVER seen (and I've seen quite a few!)
We went through Torquay, the surfing capital of the world...home to Billabong, QuickSilver, and Rip Curl....needless to say, we are in Surfiers paradise here-
Lorne is about a 1/2 hour away from Torquay, and the beaches and waves are MAGNIFICENT!!! The kids could go out in water up to thier waist and paddle around and hop up with no help from us- They Loved it! I always heard if you can learn to surf in Ocean City, MD, you can surf anywhere....
One thing that is really cool, there are wild cockatoos all over the place! And we have seen some other very cool parrot like birds.
I could move here in a New York Minute! Its Sweet, Mate! However it is ridiculously EXPENSIVE!!! A meal on the road for fish & chips, a cheeseburger, and a salad was almost $100 AD! So thankfully we are in an apartment here, and we found a grocery store. We will be eating in most meals!!