Monday, December 12, 2011

Beach, Wine, and Putt Putt Golf

For my family's final full day in Australia, we did a lot. Who am I kidding? We did a lot for the whole two weeks they were here! Anyway, we started with "morning tea" at Brighton Beach. Everyone enjoyed picking out his or her favorite bathing box while eating lamingtons (an Australian sponge cake dessert) and drinking raspberry lemonade. We played some beach games and then headed to our next location.

After driving through the Sherbrooke Forest, we headed to the top of Mount Dandenong for lunch. We enjoyed the view of Melbourne's CBD from afar and had fun playing among the daisies, climbing the Giant's Chair, and looking through the Wishing Tree.

Then it was off to Domaine Chandon for their winery tour and a tasting. My dad really likes wine, so it was fun to show him the Australian wine region.

After the wine tasting, it was nice to relax out by the vineyards. Yes, it's a rough life, but somebody's got to live it!

We stopped off at another winery and had "afternoon tea," which included yummy cheese, crackers, and strawberries.

Then it was back to Melbourne, where we played a round of glow-in-the-dark putt putt golf in the Docklands using some coupons. Justin had been waiting anxiously for this event. I was proud to beat him and win the game!
Zack met us after work for an Indian dinner in the Docklands, and the Dills later went to bed for their last time Down Under!


  1. I remember this day with such a feeling of bliss - our last day in this beautiful country relaxing in the warm sun, playing on the beach, being on a mountain overlooking the city of Melburne, enjoying morning and afternoon tea, but most of all, the simple delight of just being together.

  2. What a wonderful way to end THE perfect vacation; drinking wine, eating strawberries, having a picnic on the beach, sitting amongst the daisies and bees, playing glo-in-the-dark putt putt, and relaxing in the chairs just soaking it all in. I loved reading about every one of your adventures.
    Aubree, I very much approve of the new picture that appears at the top of your blog page. How appropriate as you share your Australian adventures with us.
    A. Kathy

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