Before we knew it, it was our second last day, which was also the last night in Melbourne, Australia! We woke up to a cold morning and had a hearty breakfast.
Eggs, bacon, toast, baked beans and tomato – Saucer’s favourite
English muffin with ham, bacon and egg – does it look like a smiley with a tongue?
We went to the Brighton beach previously but I forgot to post the pictures so here they are. It was a cold, cloudy and rainy morning so the pictures looked really gloomy even though it was the morning. The Brighton beach had really soft and fine sand, and the stretch of beach went for a really long way. Since it was drizzling, we just stopped by to take a few pictures before leaving.
Brighton Beach, Melbourne
There’s a famous row of colourful shacks along the beach, which is a popular photography spot.
Colourful shacks along Brighton beach
witch at Brighton beach
Saucer at Brighton beach
During our stay in Melbourne, we were deeply indebted towards Kendal and Tracey, the kind family who let us stay at their place for 2 weekends. They were extremely hospitable and I grew very fond of their 3 children – Luke, Ben and Will.
witch and Will <3
Apart from the kids, we were also acquainted with their family pets! This is Ally, Kendal’s beloved cockateil, which apparently only likes males. Whenever Kendal or Saucer placed their fingers by the side of the cage, Ally would come jumping towards their fingers to be stroked. *LOL*
Ally the family’s cockateil
Ally getting some affection
For our final dinner, Tracey and Kendal prepared an Italian feast for us – we had Lasagna!
Our dinner – fabulous lasagna
A group picture with our host family! Too bad Saucer wasn’t in it since he was the one holding the camera.
Group picture with Kendal, Tracey, Luke, Ben and Will
The next morning, which was our final day, we had to return our rental car to Hertz. A final picture of the comfortable car driven by Saucer before returning it.
Our rented car
Along the way, I spotted something interesting! It was a 7-11 store, not selling groceries but selling petrol! It was my first time seeing a 7-11 petrol station so I couldn’t help but snap a picture of it.
7-11 Petrol Station
Later in the morning, we went to witness Luke and Ben play in their respective basketball matches. They had these matches every weekend and it was pretty fun to watch! In fact, it triggered the basketball bone in us that we went ahead with a little game of our own! *LOL*
Playing basketball with the family
Here are some shots of the gorgeous house that we stayed in for 2 weekends.
Lovely white flowers in the garden
Love the mailbox!
Kendal and Saucer
The majestic but homely house
Before long, it was time for us to leave for the airport. It was a sad and heavy feeling but one that we had to go through anyhow. We took some group pictures before we left!
Us with the kids and one of the kid’s friend
Group picture with the family and their kids #1
Group picture with the family and their kids #2
Overall, this was one of the most enjoyable and longest holiday trip that we’ve had so far. The adventures and misadventures, the laughter, joy and most importantly, the friendship we gained, it was priceless. We made bonds here that could last a lifetime. We’d definitely be returning to Melbourne for a future visit! Kendal has promised to make his famous chocolate pudding whenever we visit him!
On my flight back