#54 - exploring st. kilda & doing a bit of ozzie planning
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I started my day with a flat white along Clarendon street & then I went back to Steve & Naomi's to do a bit of planning for the rest of my trip. It took me much longer than I thought it would to find a trip down the Great Ocean Road. I decided I'd try the "organized trip" route instead of renting a car this time. There are 3-day trips & I thought that sounded like a good way to get to Adelaide. Unfortunately, so many of the companies I called were booked out until the 19th! So, when I finally got a hold of one company that could go this Sunday, I jumped on it. They asked me to come by their office to pick up the ticket & it was in St. Kilda, so I decided to make a day out of it.
I have to admit, I'm a little bit nervous about the trip that I booked. I walked into the office & there were tons of people in there half my age. I will be very interested to see what the trip turns out to be like. At the very least, I upgraded from staying in dorm rooms, so at least I'll have my own space at night! Should be interesting...stay tuned!
While I was over in St. Kilda, I saw that the Slumdog Millionaire was playing at 4:30pm. I've been dying to see it, so I got a ticket. What a wonderful movie - it was SO well done! I really enjoyed it & it was nice to see a movie - I realized it had been so long since I've actually gone to the movie theatre!
I ran back to Steve & Naomi's after the movie, went out for noodles for dinner & watched some t.v.
I'm feeling a little guilty that I haven't seen a lot of Melbourne - but I also feel like I've needed the past day & a half to just chill, make some plans & NOT be all over the place for a bit. Anita Poon, a friend of mine from SF, introduced me to her friend Jonny, who just moved to Melbourne. We chatted & decided that we'd meet up tomorrow around 11am to do some exploring of the city. I love meeting up with friends of friends, so should be fun!