The World Thru Joey's Eyes

Hi! My name is Joey. You can call me Pudge or Mighty Mouth if you like. In this Blog, i will share with you my life experiences as a little human being. Sit back, relax and enjoy. With Love and Kisses Joey Khor

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Adelaide - Day 2

Day 2 was spent at Adelaide Hill which was only a short 30mins drive away from the city centre. After a hearty breakfast (first of many more to come) at the hotel, our first stop was Cleland Wildlife park - this park came highly recommended by Auntie Su-lin. It must be a low season for tourists coz it was very quiet and we were the only asians there. I met many of my marsupial friends and even got to pat a koala and feed some kangeroos. Daddie won't let me get close to this really big red kangeroo, coz he said it looked agressive and may box me! Makes me wonder if kangeroos are really good boxers.

Something funny happened while i was chasing kangeroos... i slipped and fell onto a cluster of kangeroo poo! It was really yucky, but thankfully ain't stinky. Here's a pic of the "handful" of poo (anyone care for a sniff? heh heh).

Next up, Hahndorf - the german town. On the way, we passed by Mt Lofty Summit where we made a quick stop for daddie to check out the shop, in search for a walking stick for his injured knee. We also made a mental note to check into the Loft Summit hotel the next time we visit adelaide. It's a really nice big house perched on a cliff, overlooking the Adelaide Hills. It'll be so wonderful to wake up every morning to such breathtaking views.

Hahndorf was just another 15mins away from Mt Lofty. See, Adelaide is really small and many places of interest are just a short drive away. We needed lunch when we arrived at hahndorf and we were oh-so spoilt with choices! Every restaurant looked so inviting and after driving up and down the street a couple of times, we decided to eat at the Stables Inn. Food was ok, ambience was good, service.. EXCELLENT!

After lunch, we had to walk off the "stone" in our tummies and explored this little german town. Mommie felt that it's quite dead and lacked maintenance. It's a far cry from the vibrant hahndorf she visited abt 8 years ago when she was a student. We checked out Humbug, the lollyshop where i picked out a heartshaped chocolate for myself. Later, I was attracted by this big pretzel hanging outside a bakery and being our usual gluttony selves, we decided to have our tea break there (yes! with the "stone" from our lunch still in our tummies)

Another 5 mins drive and we arrived at the Beerenberg Strawberry Farm. The farm is closed for winter but we did a great deal of shopping at the factory. My folks bought bottles of assorted jam for my classmates (how timely, esp when we are learning all about jam just before i left for this holiday). It'll certainly make a great gift for all my friends!

On our way back to city, we dropped by the fresh produce market and bought some fruits to snack for the rest of our trip. Daddie wished he could cart back the butternut pumpkins which were selling for a quarter of how much it'll cost in Singapore!

Our last stop at adelaide hills is the Bridgewater Mills vineyard. While daddie was busy tasting wine, Fatty Gramps, mommie and I explored the estate. It was the first time i've seen a real waterwheel and it was like a page out of my fairytale storybooks! The sound of water going round and round was - in mommie's words - very therapeutic!

Dinner was a simple affair at Nandos chicken (something which mommie missed a lot since her aussie school days). We did some major shopping at the adjacent Kmart - a peep into the shopping cart, you'll find dozen boxes of Decadent Choco biscuits, lots of chuppa chup handphone charms, PJs for daddie and me, books, toys, clothing for fatty gramps and clothes hangers too! YES!! clothes hangers... something which fatty gramps said she couldn't find in Singapore??

It was about 10pm when we returned to our hotel. We will be visiting the barossa valley on Day 3. Stay tuned!


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