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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Australia Holiday - Day 9 & 10

Day 9
We stayed in Greenfield Farm, Albany for 2 nights. Love, love the place!  It's run by a friendly elderly couple, Dave & Jeannete. They live upstairs while the guests area is downstairs.

Interior Photos
So cosy! Felt like being in a friend's home. There was even a jar of homemade cookies and various types of homemade jam in the fridge.  Plus an area filled with toys at the bottom of the staircase. The toys kept Elyssa really busy :)
Price : AUD 120. (AUD 50 per adult + AUD 20 for Elyssa)
One point to note is the common area is shared between 2 bedrooms. Luckily, we were the only guests that time.  


Photo of Exterior. Plus check out the vintage cars in their garage!
Jaguar cars. Pheuu Phitttt ;)

On the second morning there, Elyssa woke up in a better mood and wanted to bottle feed the lamb.
 
Drink up your milk, little lamb



She patted the calf as well. Top right is a photo of me with Dave & Jeannete. Bottom right : Elyssa with daddy on a swing just outside the living room.

We checked out shortly after breakfast. Oh, but not before buying 4 bottles of yummy homemade jam. (2 for us, 2 for my parents - but Erin broke one of theirs recently. Aaargh!).

The main plan for Day 9 was basically the 5 hour plus journey back to Perth city. But of course not without a last stop at a winery.

Plantaginet Winery


View of Yellow Flowers by the Roadside
So beautiful!!! 

We also squeezed in a visit to the Araluen Botanic Park, which was pretty near Perth city already. Check out the tulips there!

Tulips, tulips everywhere

More tulips!
Absolutely gorgeous eh?
 
 
So does that mean that a visit to Keukenhof in Holland is no longer necessary??  Not quite lar..... actually, the area planted with tulips was not that big. No where near the "fields and fields of tulips that can be seen from the plane" like in Keukenhof.  But good enough for photo taking :)
 
There were also other types of flowers at Araluen Botanic Park

Train Ride
We saw the train going around when we arrived, but that turned out to be the last round.  Elyssa was sooo dissapointed! But when we were about to leave, we saw the train parked on the car park. So we managed to take some photos  :)
 
 
After Araluen, our last destination for the day was Harbour Town Shopping Centre,  a branded factory outlet mall. Hubby and I bought 4 pairs of Levis jeans for AUD 40-45 each. Not bad.  
 
Enjoying Gelato at Harbour Town
And that ended Day 9 as well as our Australia trip. All good things must come to an end. *sigh*. 
Our flight  was 6+am on Day 10 which meant we have to leave for the airport around 4+am.  We checked into Confort Inn Hostel near the airport on the night of Day 9. In hindsight, I suppose we could have saved the AUD 110 hostel stay and just loitered around Perth city for that few hours.  


Day 10
On the morning of Day 10, we drove to the airport (luckily got GPS) and dropped off the car at the designated bay (so convenient!).
 
Bye Bye Australia !!!  We had such a good time!! 


8 comments:

MeRy said...

A fun trip..

Small Kucing said...

you should break it into several post. one post is not enough. Dont know where to start commenting. Everything looks wonderful

prince n princess mum said...

I wish to visit australia, too!

Stacy said...

The yellow flower is rapeseed, planted for its oil. Yep was impressed with it last time too! Also got a lot in UK in between towns.

Mummy to QiQi said...

you all have such a good experience. Must be so happy and thinking to go back again one day right?

Mummy Moon said...

So nice the places you have visit! I really like Aussie I wish we can make it a family trip there soon.

ChloeRuoyi said...

Enjoyed reading all your lovely Aussie posts! Seriously, you didn't have any thoughts of migrating over there? We did! Haha ;)

Health Freak Mommy said...

OMG, the tulips are so so beautiful!!