Yesterday was a pretty awesome day! I met up with my friend Mallory in the morning, without too many plans for the day, & it resulted in a lot of window shopping, going on the Melbourne Star, and meeting our favourite character from The Almighty Johnsons, which was probably a show that deepened Mallory and my friendship!
It started off with a bit of a doozy, as I was walking to the bus stop, I got hit by a car! In all honesty, it was more of a ‘tap’, he was reversing out of his driveway and neither of us saw each other, but boy am I feeling it today!
With thanks to Twitter, Mallory & I managed to get to meet Shane Cortese, a New Zealand actor we both like from the show The Almighty Johnsons. We realised he was in Melbourne for the Melbourne Cup and tweeted him, which ended in him agreeing to meet us! In all honesty, I never thought it would happen, but when he replied with a time and place, Mallory and I were too busy texting about if we would go and what to wear! He was super nice, and nothing like his character in TAJ, which is probably a good thing! We sat and talked and he happily took photos with us both!
After that, we were in the city and had a moment of “what should we do now?”. I had wanted to check out the local outlet centers, so we caught the train to Southern Cross and took a bit of a scenic walk to DFO. Melbourne is SO pretty, I really just love the scene scapes and all the random statues. On the walk, we passed a giant rabbit and some weird metal art piece that was slightly disturbing.
We then ended up Harbour Town, and decided to go on the Melbourne Star. It’s well known in Melbourne for not working, in fact, it sat for a few years not working! I believe it’s only been the last year it’s been open and working correctly. It was a really cool experience though. The trip takes around half an hour to go around and it has a voice over telling you all information and facts about Melbourne as well as some of the landmarks you can see. We were pretty lucky, because it was mid week, Mallory and I got a cabin all to ourselves, which was certainly the most fun! The 360° views of Melbourne were pretty amazing, though I think it could have probably been built in a more pituresque location. While the view of the city and the sea is beautiful, looking over Docklands is a bit dreary.
After some shopping, a brilliant lunch at Burger Monster & some Cold Rock, we walked back to Southern Cross Station and checked out the DFO there. Mallory and I then parted ways and headed home. I think the walking helped my injuries, but I was super glad to get home, take some pain killers and rest on the couch!!
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