Port Augusta to Adelaide
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After we settled in we headed out to do some shopping and then plan our stay in Adelaide. The next day we drove to the city centre from where we could catch a free inner city bus to take us from one side of the city to the other, which was quite handy. The first stop was the Central Markets, which was quite interesting and Trish was in heaven. Shopping in a food market must be Trish’s second favourite thing, the first being just shopping. After the markets we made our way to the Mall, where we did some more shopping, this time I got something, an electronic language translator… exactly what I need for Holland.
That night we got a baby sitter and went out to dinner for our anniversary to a restaurant called “The Greedy Goose”, which for fans of reality TV was the winner of Australia’s second season of My Restaurant Rules this year.
The next day we ventured into wine country, the Barossa Valley. We went there via a scenic route which followed the River Torrens up past two lakes and eventually onto the Barossa Valley. The drive was spectacular with lots to see and many places to stop, the only bad thing were the lack of road signs, which made things confusing at times. It seems that South Australians either 1.
I had opted to drive for the day, the fact that I don’t like wine made that easy, which meant Trish could be free to sample some wines. The first place we stopped was great, Trish sampled wines while Jordan watched on and Reagan and I went for a scenic walk around the area. We did the tourist drive thing and went to a lookout etc, and after a few more bad road signs ended up at the second winery after 1pm. It supposedly had food available or so we were lead to believe, and we were hungry. After no food and some bad service we left hungry and empty handed and went in search of some food. About half an hour later we found a nice café and enjoyed some hotdogs for lunch.
We really enjoyed Adelaide and we will definitely be coming back here to explore more of the region at a later date. Tomorrow we travel to Mt Gambier, home of the Blue Lake.