Adelaide 2007

Bye bye Adelaide

(Posted 12-Nov-2007; backdated to the day it happened) And to so our final day in Adelaide. After breakfast we packed up all our stuff and checked-out, leaving the big backpack with reception to pick up later. Then we moseyed down North Terrace, passing the South Australian Parliament building, where Mcleod's Daughters was being filmed for, as the Adelaide Advertiser reported, "a storyline wher

Adelaide 2007

Don’t go to the Jollyrock

(Posted 10-Nov-2007; backdated to the day it happened) We munched on the Continental Breakfast (not as exorbitant as the Full Breakfast, but still $13.90 a head... blargh) then strolled down to the very grand Adelaide Station. After buying tickets and going through the turnstiles (which really are turnstiles, not the fare gates seen in most cities) we boarded the 9:37 train to Outer Harbor. (Wh

Adelaide 2007

Travelling north

(Posted 8-Nov-2007; backdated to the day it happened) I'd booked a car for the day, so we could head out of the city, see the countryside, and so we could visit the St Kilda tram museum and adventure playground, the former only being open on Sundays, and both of them being impossible to get to by public transport. (They're about 2km from the nearest bus route... which doesn't run on Sundays any

Adelaide 2007

Adelaide

(Posted 7-Nov-2007; backdated to the day it happened. Sorry, some of the best pics are on the video, which I haven't had time to sort out yet.) With last year's trip to Sydney very much the model for this year's little jaunt, we set out on Saturday morning. Train (on-time this time) then the Skybus to the airport. This time Virgin Blue got the gong for the best deal on flights, so we checked-in

Adelaide 2007

Phone calls

How come people so often decide to ring me at the same time? Often the phone won't ring all day, then I'll get a call and when I get off the phone, I find someone else rang and left a message at just the same time. Seems to happen with SMSs too; it never rains, it pours. Anyway, off to Adelaide tomorrow. Will update via Twitter if I can be bothered. Avagoodweekend. PS. Wednesday. Back. Had a

Adelaide 2007

Adelaide: The plan

So here's the plan: train and Skybus to the airport on Saturday morning. Fly to Adelaide. Check into hotel on North Terrace for 3 nights. Explore on foot during the afternoon. Hire car booked for Sunday to explore beyond the city. Monday and Tuesday morning more exploring on foot, before flying back on Tuesday afternoon. Probable attractions to visit depending on the weather: Zoo, Adelaide Muse

Adelaide 2007

Adelaide in November

Trying to navigate school holidays and come up with affordable holidays in the wake of the monthly mortgage payments isn't particularly easy. Last year was Hobart (piggybacking on Marita being there for a conference) and Sydney over the Cup Day weekend with the kids. The latter worked really well, so I've decided to do it again at that time of year. So yesterday I snagged some flights to Adelai