Missus McTraveler

Travel blog with bits of life thrown in

Tahiti Babymoon 2012! July 1, 2013

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The most beautiful public beach in the world!

The most beautiful public beach in the world!

I know this is, like, almost a year late, but better late than never!

Tahiti was fantabulous. I really feel like a new woman, so relaxed and refreshed! Amsterdam and London were great, but nothing compares to a vacation where nothing much is required of you other than to plop your ass on a beach for 6 days. Last time we were there, for our honeymoon 3 years ago, we dived, parasailed, hiked, and snorkeled our way through the islands. This time, we did more lounging and only snorkeled a few times, which was about as much as I wanted to do this time, at 5 months pregnant.
We spent the first 4 days on Moorea at a bed & breakfast, which was gorgeous but we learned that we’re more resort-type people. Sad, I know. They fed nurse and black tip reef sharks off the dock every day at 5, so we got some great pics and video of that frenzy. Our last two days on Moorea we rented a car and drove around the island, getting pics from a lookout point and snorkeling the most gorgeous public beach in the world!
The day before we flew out, we spent the night in an overwater bungalow at the Intercontinental Resort and Spa on Tahiti, which was fabulous! We really loved jumping off our private deck and snorkeling around. The hotel had 3 pools, one of which is a lagoonarium, where they’ve enclosed their own little reef to snorkel around free of current or sharks. Not as exciting for experienced snorkelers/divers, but still a neat concept. The food was excellent everywhere, and we ate a ton of French and Polynesian food.
Wes’s luggage was lost for 5 days, so he was dining in his Crocs.
The pictures are here: http://tahitibabymoon2012.shutterfly.com/
Videos:
From the private dock of our B&B, looking back toward our bungalow-http://youtu.be/V4aMOKMCdiQ
Shark feeding- http://youtu.be/5GCx6g9Hv1Q
Tamae beach (public beach we snorkeled off of)- http://youtu.be/yw6OAPbsIi4
View of Temae beach from a scenic viewpoint above, the Sofitel Resort and its overwater bungalows on the right- I think we want to stay there next time- http://youtu.be/ZZkm-MvkClQ
Belvedere Lookout point on Moorea, we drove up the mountain and were able to see down to the two bays below- so gorgeous! http://youtu.be/z7d3UD9sch4
Our overwater bungalow at the Intercontinental Tahiti- http://youtu.be/S3xLcmQ_O_0
View from the hotel lobby at the Intercontinental. The island in the background is Moorea, where we’d spent the previous days. You can see the Lagoonarium in the foreground. http://youtu.be/aZSbdOE1ZzM

Since we returned from this trip, I lost my job, had a baby, became a SAHM, and Wes has been promoted, so we’re in the process of moving. All of THAT is why this post is a bazillion years late.

As always, if anyone has specific questions about the trip, feel free to ask!

 

 

London and the Olympics August 14, 2012

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We returned from our fabulous trip to London last week and I’m still on cloud 9 from the entire experience! Neither Wes nor I have ever been to London, so what a time to take our first trip there, right? It was not nearly as crazily crowded as I’d feared, but then again a local said that they’d all been encouraged to work from home and take vacations to allow for Olympic traffic.

We left on August 3rd from Atlanta at 4AM (yay for Delta delays! Not. At least we got to enjoy a nap at the Minute Suites in Concourse B) and arrived in London at about 5 PM local time. I was a little worried about what our hotel, the St. Giles, would be like since I only booked it in April and it was one of the last rooms available in central London, but it was really quite nice!

After arriving we met with our Yahoo liaison, Lluis, who we’ve only communicated with through email. Lluis is a very nice young man who was a pleasure to speak with in person, and we are so grateful for all the trouble he has gone through to book these trips every year… thank you, Lluis! We were given our Olympic event passes and some great advice on getting around town and eating out, so after meeting with him we struck out to find dinner.

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View from our hotel room- the Tower of London!

The hotel is conveniently located near Covent Garden, which has hundreds of restaurants to choose from so we took a chance on a French place. I was definitely under-dressed in my maternity shorts, shirt, and flip flops, but we were too hungry to care and they must have taken pity on us and let us in. We were put in a room by ourselves to eat, but we kind of liked it… we even had a blinged-out dinosaur skull to keep us company! I’m a terrible tourist and cannot, for the life of me, find the name of that restaurant but it was really good. If anyone knows which one I’m talking about (there can’t be too many gold dinosaur skulls around London, right?) please email me so I can give them credit!

The next day, Sunday, we slept in and then made our way to Buckingham Palace for a tour and to see the changing of the guard. While waiting for the changing of the guard outside the palace gates, we met some USA Olympic swimmers, one of which was Claire Donahue who won gold on relay medley team! They were all very nice and even posed for a picture with me. We toured Buckingham Palace but of course there’s NO photography allowed, because, you know, it’d reallllllllllly hurt their ticket sales *eye roll*. The palace was breathtakingly gorgeous and we even saw the special Diamond Jubilee collection. Holy carats, Batman!

Also, I got a behind-the-scenes tour of Buckingham Palace because baby girl was kicking my bladder and I definitely cannot hold it for three hours these days. The palace bathroom was very nice and, lo and behold, the only other commoner I saw there was another pregnant lady who had a nifty pin on her shirt that said “Baby on Board!” I acquired that pin by the end of the day, trust.

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After that, we took the tube (underground train system) to Covent Garden and enjoyed window shopping before having a quick snack at The White Lion. Their sampler platter was delicious, and we would have loved to try their main courses but the service was so slow that we had to leave. An hour for an appetizer is a bit much. Later that night we ate a small Italian place that was also very good, but of course I can’t tell you the name of it. Sorry!

You can view all of the pictures from our first couple of days in London here.

Now, I know there’s something wrong with me, but there was a part of the trip that I was even more excited about than going to the Olympics: The Harry Potter Experience. We didn’t quite give ourselves enough time to get to Leavesdon, but several train stations and one crying episode later, we made it to the Warner Brothers Studio 30 minutes after our scheduled time. The guy at the ticket office had a nice laugh at me when I rushed up and asked if we were too late to be let in for our tour, because even though the website says to arrive 30 minutes BEFORE your scheduled time, they DO let you in later. It’s really not a big deal- my pregnancy hormones just thought it would be the end of the world if I didn’t make the tour *dramatic exhale*. So, we entered with big smiles on our faces and stood in line for an hour for the tour!

Now, we are not big “tour” people, but what they’ve put together here is truly amazing. Everything at the HPE is authentic from the costumes to the sets and even props like Ron’s Chudley Cannon posters next to the bed. I seriously died and went to heaven for about 3 hours and I took more photos here than I did anywhere else in London because I never want to forget what a truly magical place it was! We tried butterbeer and stood in Dumbledore’s office *dies*.

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Diagon Alley- SPECTACULAR!

To see all the photos from the HPE, click here.

That evening, we went to have dinner near the Tower Bridge so we could see the Olympic Rings lit up, and let me tell you- it was a surreal moment to stand on London Bridge and see the rings we’d only seen on TV! We also walked around the Tower of London but it was already closed for the day and we were hungry so it was a brief tour, but I really regret that we didn’t have time to go in at some point during the trip.

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Taken from London Bridge looking toward the Tower Bridge

Tuesday morning we were at Olympic Park at 9AM with only about 10,000 other people. By the time we left, three hours later, the crowd had swelled to at least 100,000. Kid you not, and pregnant lady had to pee!

The Olympic park is huge and has a theme park feel/layout to it, and the Olympic Stadium is the first thing you see and it makes your heart swell with excitement, kind of like when you walk into Magic Kingdom and see the castle! Our event wasn’t in the stadium, so they wouldn’t let us in, but we could easily hear the roar of the crowd within as we passed by to the Copper Box, where our handball game was.

Now, we didn’t know a thing about Handball but it was the only event we could get tickets for that would put us inside Olympic Park to get the whole experience of the games, but really enjoyed the sport! We saw the women’s quarterfinals that put Brazil against Norway. We rooted for Brazil since we’ve been there and loved it, and that seemed like a good enough reason to us. Brazil kicked booty and we had a great time!

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Wes in front of Olympic Stadium at Olympic Park

While walking through the park we saw some Team GB athletes being interviewed:

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Brazil vs Norway Handball game on August 7, 2012

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Brasil had some very entertaining fans!

After the game we walked around Olympic park to peek at the venues such as the aquatics center where Michael Phelps made history and the great white basketball arena. We also souvenir shopped at the London Megastore there which was huge- think Super Walmart in size- and people had to be let in in waves so the store didn’t get too crowded. The store was still incredibly crowded but we were able to get some really neat things including a onesie set for our baby girl. They were sold out of newborn sizes so she won’t get to wear them for a year, but by golly she got something from the Olympics!

Our next event was at Wembley Stadium, about 20 miles outside of London, for the Mexico vs Japan quaterfinals soccer (football) game. We were particularly excited about this game because we are huge soccer fans and Wembley Stadium is like the Rose Bowl of soccer over there. It’s a magnificent arena!

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It was a sold out crowd of 88,000 people, so getting in took an hour or so but the atmosphere inside was electric! We sat next to a British guy who was very friendly and quite surprised that we were rooting for Mexico when we they give us “so much trouble”. I told him that, yes, we do have issues but they’re still our neighbors and quite frankly I’ll take a good taco over sushi any day.

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The game was very exciting and Mexico triumphed 3-1 over Japan. I gotta give it to the fans in the crowd- they kept the Wave going in two directions even AFTER they collided. Now that’s an experienced crowd! We left a little early so I could avoid the crowd, which was definitely a smart move on our part because we were able to get back to our hotel in about an hour.

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On our way back to the hotel via the tube we stopped at King’s Cross station so I could get a picture of Platform 9 3/4, so here’s a picture of that for my fellow HP nerds!

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We left for Atlanta the next day a little after noon and I wish we could say we had a smooth flight back, but in fact we experienced the worst turbulence ever! We were about an hour from Atlanta and we’d had turbulence almost the entire way, but at that point the plane dropped in midair so much that people hit the ceiling and hit the floor. Luckily, I was sitting with my seat belt fastened in between one of my many bathroom breaks but I did feel my whole body go toward the ceiling. One of the flight attendants was injured and I hate to think what could have happened if I’d been up at that point. Two of the flight attendants working that flight were on our flight back to Dallas and so I was able to ask them what they thought of that incident and they both agreed it was the worst turbulence they’d ever experienced, too.

So, PSA: Wear your seat belt when you’re seated!!

 

We really enjoyed our trip to London, and I can’t wait to go back! The people are friendly (the days I wore my USA shirt random people would shout “USA!” and give the thumbs up with a huge smile), it’s easy to get around, and it’s a beautiful city to just walk around and enjoy the sights.

Thanks for reading, and if you have any questions about our trip feel free to email me at missusmctraveler@gmail.com!

To view all our photos from the Olympics, click here.

 

Amsterdam July 27, 2012

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First of all, I really should explain why I’m writing a trip review of Amsterdam a full two months after our return. The day after we returned from Amsterdam, my husband and I found out that we’re expecting our first child! So, since then I’ve been a little preoccupied preparing for our new arrival, so I do hope you’ll accept that as my excuse for being so tardy to post.

On to Amsterdam! We flew from Dallas to Amsterdam via New York City (JFK), and since I’d never been to NYC before I was in awe of how HUGE the city really is. I’m sure this sounds dumb since we all know it is one of the largest cities in the world, but it was even larger than I realized! I think this is because they show the same buildings over and over on TV. Anyway, during our layover at JFK we witnessed a plane engine catch on fire during takeoff, and while the plane was able to land safely it was quite scary.

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The flight to Amsterdam was only 6h45min, but of course I couldn’t sleep so we were exhausted when we got there. Here I am in front of our hotel, Hotel Estherea, fresh off the flight. Despite having issues with check-in (not the hotel’s fault, but our agent’s), we really enjoyed staying there and would recommend it to anyone traveling to the city.

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Our first day we took it easy, ate at a nice bakery that had excellent French and Belgian pastries and then went to bed early.

Our second day there, we started with a canal tour with Holland International. This tour was included in our Holland Pass tickets, which is a nice way to save if you’re going to do a lot of touristy stuff. We chose the Holland Pass instead of the iAmsterdam card because we wanted to see less of museums and more things that the Holland Pass included that the card didn’t. Anyway, I suggest you research what both offer to see what works best for you!

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Canal Tour

That afternoon, we continued on to the Van Gogh Museum and the Heineken Experience. The Van Gogh was neat, of course, but we loved the Heineken Experience- very interactive, interesting and fun!

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They even had horses! If you know me, then you know that was my favorite part :)

That evening, we had dinner with Jon and Amanda, relatives of mine who moved to Amsterdam last year. They have the cutest new baby, Aletta, whose first outing was with us to dinner at fantastic French restaurant down the street from their house.

The next two days Wes was sick so I struck out on my own and took hundreds of pictures. I loved the architecture in Amsterdam, which you’ll be able to tell by viewing my pictures!
We went to Keukenhof to see the gardens on our last day, and it was definitely a must-do!

 

If you have any specific questions about our trip or would like food and activity recommendations, please feel free to email me at MissusMcTraveler@Gmail.com

To view all of our photos, select from the albums below:

Welcome to Amsterdam!

Exploring Amsterdam

Keukenhof & Goodbye, Amsterdam!

 

We leave next week for the Olympic Games in London! We’ll be attending the men’s football (soccer) quarterfinals and women’s handball quarterfinals!

 

Don’t just pin it! February 9, 2012

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I’m loving Pinterest. Do I do everything I pin? Of course not! Well, I haven’t yet, anyway.

I do challenge myself to only pin things that I truly want to cook, buy, etc. My husband thanks Pinterest weekly because he gets to eat new, different, good food! Before Pinterest, I hardly cooked!

I challenge you to pin with intent! Pin it and do it!

 

2012 trips update (finally!) February 8, 2012

I know it’s been too long, and I’m sorry.

I kept putting off a new post because I wanted to wait until all our trips were in order for this year. We still don’t have all four planned entirely, but here is what we are definitely doing so far.

Amsterdam

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

In April, we’ll be flying to Amsterdam to attend the Rolex FEI World Cup (horse jumping) in a small town called S’Hertogenbosch. We will be there for 5 days, so if anyone has suggestions on what to do in/around Amsterdam,  please let me know! We are also considering a day trip somewhere, perhaps to Antwerp or Brussels.

London

Olympic Stadium, London

In August, we’ll be attending the London Olympics! We have tickets to a soccer game at the stadium that Manchester United plays at (!!!!) and a handball competition , and we’ll be staying at a hotel on Drury Lane (SQUEEE!!)… I can’t wait! We will be there for 5 days.

The following trips have not been booked and are tentative because most countries just DO NOT plan things way in advice. Our British travel agent was the first to point this out, and it has been true in our case. We’ve gotten our hopes up for trips to Barcelona, Madrid, Bali, Maldives, and Fiji this year, but had our plans thwarted by poor event planning. Very frustrating.  Anyway, Thailand is almost for sure a “go”, and we are looking into Mauritius now.

Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand

The Futsal World Cup is hosted by Thailand this year, so we’re flying to Bangkok for a game there in November. Hopefully, we’ll be able to get out and see some of Thailand’s beautiful beaches such as Koh Chang or Koh Samet, but we haven’t planned that yet! We are hoping to combine this trip with another, since it is such a long flight, and it looks like we will be visiting Mauritius while on that side of the world.

Mauritius

Blue Bay, Mauritius

The Indian Ocean Triathlon is held in Mauritius this year, so we are hoping to make it out to that either before or after our visit to Thailand.  Mauritius looks gorgeous, and we’re already pining for a beach vacation!

 

Scotcheroos

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Scotcheroos

Not the best photo representation of this phenomenal dessert, but it will have to do!

These are Scotcheroos. They are my go-to dessert for any function because they are easy and always a favorite with everyone! Imagine rice krispies treats… go ahead, imagine one in your mouth… now imagine peanut butter, chocolate, and butterscotch in the mix to make it 100x better. Yeah. That good. Try them and you will know what I mean!

It was almost two years ago that I found this recipe and wrote it down, but I do not remember which website I found it on. I do know it is on Kellogg’s website, though. They have a modification using cocoa Rice Krispies cereal instead of plain, but I haven’t tried that yet.

Ingredients:

1 c. sugar

1c. light corn syrup

2 tbsp. butter

1 c. peanut butter

6 c. rice krispies cereal

1 – 12 oz package semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 – 12 oz package butterscotch chips

Directions:

In a large pot cook sugar, corn syrup, and butter over med heat. Stir until completely dissolved and mixture comes to a low boil.

Remove from heat and add peanut butter. Stir until melted together. Add cereal and stir until coated.

Spread mixture evenly into a greased 9 x 13 pan and pat down using slightly wet hands.

Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips together in the microwave approx. 2 minutes, stopping to stir every 30 seconds.  Pour over the top of cereal treats and allow to cool for a minimum of 1 hour.

Cut into squares and serve. Cutting is easier said than done, so if you want to make it easier on yourself by packing the krispies into a mini muffin pan before spreading the coating, that would work, too!

Enjoy, and don’t even attempt to think you’ll stop after eating only one!

 

Part 4 – The Final Leg of our Journey November 8, 2011

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Melbourne, Australia and the Great Ocean Road

Leaving New Zealand was bittersweet because we loved it so much we wanted to stay, yet were excited to continue on with our trip.

We landed in Melbourne just as the sun was disappearing below the hills, and after grabbing our luggage we took a shuttle into the city, about a 40 minute drive from the airport.

Our hotel, Citigate Melbourne, is on one of the busiest streets in Melbourne, Flinders Street. Across from the hotel is the beautiful Flinders Street train station, pictured below:

I was not impressed with the tiny hotel room or the service, but I have to admit the location was ideal.

Melbourne is made up of some of the most beautiful buildings, and we were so impressed with the architecture exhibited around town.

Federation Square

Victoria Parliament Building

Building next to the musuem, not sure what it was.

Beautiful architecture

Gorgeous church on Flinders St.

Getting around in the main part of Melbourne is very easy and free thanks to the City Circle Tram

On our first full day there we took the tram to right near Museum Victoria so we could check out the King Tutankhamen exhibit as well as their huge collection of stuffed animals. There is also a part of the museum dedicated to the history of the Aboriginal people that was very interesting and moving.

Wes outside Museum Victoria

That evening we took the metro to Etihad Stadium to use our Groupon for Docked Wine & Tapas bar, which had AWESOME tapas! They were a little sneaky on how they present prices and portions, so make sure you check your receipt before you leave, and clarify that you want ONE plate of tapas because they brought us one per person, which is not what we asked for.

After that, we walked down to the Docklands and at BlueFire Grill Churrascaria. The service was awful and overall the food was just not as good as what we’ve had at churrascarias in Brazil or even at Fogo de Chao in Dallas.

The next morning we arrived at the Melbourne Zoo bright and early because I’d read on Trip Advisor that it is a great zoo and to get there early. We were not all that impressed with it, but then again I feel like zoos are a “seen one, seen them all” type of attraction. I did finally get to see a kangaroo in Australia, though!

Kanga, with Roo in her pouch

After the zoo, we took the tram back to our hotel, wondered around a bit, took a nap, and started to get ready for our big night at the AFL finals game. The date for this game was only set the week before, so when our travel agent emailed us the details about our VIP access, we were horrified to see the fine print about “formal attire required – no denim allowed in the club”. We were prepared with a dress and slacks, but Wes didn’t have any kind of formal dress shirt or jacket, so we emailed our agent back and asked for “common folk” tickets. This meant that we could wear our poor clothing but miss out on the free dinner and drinks :(

The MCG is a very nice stadium, and we did feel common in our blue jeans when we sat down; everyone was wearing dress clothes even in the cheap seats! We were wearing nice shirts with our jeans, though, so we didn’t feel too embarrassed.

Here's a sneaky pic I snapped to give an idea of what the AFL fans wear to games

This AFL game pit the Sydney Swans against the Hawthorn Hawks, and while we didn’t know a thing about the game we still enjoyed watching. It was interesting to see the difference in American sports fans and Australian sports fans.  For example, there is no wild behavior such as standing up to cheer or yell in any way. There were polite claps and the occasional drunken yell, but it was very tame and almost boring for the most part. No one gets up while the game is in play, which means that when the quarter is over everyone gets up at once to get drinks or go to the bathroom, and if someone was five minutes late trying to get to their seat there were yells of  “sit down, mate!” and “You’re in the bloody way!”. Thankfully, we were not targets of the wrath at any time.

The Hawthorn Hawks were running away with the game, so we left a bit early to grab a bite to eat and beat the crowd. We got lost on the way back to our hotel, but eventually made it. All in all, it was a good experience and now we can say we’ve seen Australian Rules Football in person! It was kind of like a cross between rugby, soccer, and basketball… definitely different!

View of the stadium before we went inside

Pregame

Ticket & Pass

"Text Antisocial Behavior to..." Text this number with details on where you're sitting and the offender, and they'll kick 'em out!

We also tried Vegemite that night… not very impressed!

Ew.

The next morning, Saturday, we were on a Go West Tours bus at 8:00 am sharp for our full day tour of the Great Ocean Road.  Our first stop was the famous Bells Beach, a renowned beach famous for it’s huge swells and home to the world’s longest running surfing competition, the Ripcurl Pro Surf & Music Festival. The movie Point Break was also set here. It is a beautiful beach and the whole scene reminded me of Sandy Beach on Oahu in Hawai’i… but with bigger waves!

Welcome to Bells Beach. Surf if you dare.

Bells Beach

There was a surfing competition going on... can you spot the guy in the barrel?

From Bells Beach we continued on a little ways to the Great Ocean Road memorial archway and learned a little bit about the Road and why it was built.

The road was built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932, and is the world's largest war memorial; dedicated to casualties of World War I.

I just want to note that the entire drive along the Great Ocean Road is so picturesque that I went a little camera-happy. Please see the Melbourne-Great Ocean Road album and the Great Ocean Road album to get an idea of what I mean by that. I can’t post all 400 of the pictures here :)

Photo stop before we got to the koalas

Our next stop was a nature walk feeding tropical birds and observing koalas in the wild. Let me tell you about koalas. They eat eucalyptus, but eucalyptus is toxic to them, making them lethargic and overall drugged. We saw about 10 koalas that day but I only saw one move an inch, and thankfully it was to look down at me! I was careful not to stand directly under any, though, because our guide told us that koalas have very good – er - aim.

Hey little guy!

Pretty birdies.

Finally, a koala awake and he's looking at me!

Our next stop was an hour lunch in Apollo Bay. We ate fish & chips at the Apollo Bay Seafood Cafe, walked down to the beach, shopped a bit, and then hopped back on the bus. By the way, they serve french fries with EVERYTHING in Australia and New Zealand. We were SO sick of french fries and craving green vegetables by the time we left.

Apollo Bay Seafood Cafe

Apollo Bay is a cute little town!

Flake (shark) and chips

Apollo Bay

After an hour drive we stopped for a hike through the Otways Rainforest, which was breathtakingly beautiful!

Welcome to the Rainforest!

Rainforest stream

Wes standing in front of a fallen tree...

...A man standing IN the fallen tree! It was huge!

Pictures just do not do it justice... but a better camera might help!

The next leg of our journey was a short one to the 12 Apostles, the part of the trip that I’d been looking forward to the most. The 12 Apostles are actually eight limestone rock formations on the coast, set closely together and absolutely breathtaking to see in person.

12 Apostles

The mist made the whole scene seem so surreal!

Next up was Loch Ard Gorge, a gorge named after the ship that ran aground there in the late 19th century. Only two people survived the wreck, a young unmarried woman and a single man. The man walked several kilometers to find help for her, but by the time he made it back to her she was gone. The woman hid from him, but eventually he found her and although they were pressured to marry (to save her reputation, since she’d been alone with him after the wreck) they did not. The man went on to survive several more ship wrecks, one of which finally did him in at the age of 50. The woman lived well into old age.

Loch Ard Gorge

View from in the gorge

The gorge was gorgeous

Our final stop along the trip was to see London Bridge, a unique formation carved out of limestone by the elements over thousands and thousands of years. It is so named because, before 1990, it formed two connection arches reminiscent of the London Bridge.

A sign showing London Bridge before the collapse in 1990

London Bridge today

The tour was a wonderful way to end our magnificent trip; the bus was comfortable and while I would have appreciated a little more narrative from from the guide, it was informative and fun. I would definitely recommend it to other travelers… the Great Ocean Road is a DO NOT MISS if you are in Victoria.

The next morning we boarded the plane for our 14 hour flight back to LA, where we rented a hotel room for the afternoon so we could take a nap during our 6 hour layover before heading back to Houston. That was the best nap ever.

It has been very difficult to get back to reality after such an amazing trip, but we are coping! Next week I will post announcing the trips we are planning for 2012!

As always, please feel free to comment or email with any questions to MissusMcTraveler@gmail.com, and thank you for visiting!

Melbourne & Great Ocean Road Photo Album

Great Ocean Road (Cont’d) Photo Album

 

 
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