Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Amy + Ben

Two of my favorite people got married a couple of weeks ago.

There was champagne, a mashed potato bar, lots of dancing to The Wobble, a bouquet fight [ok it wasn't really a fight because Caroline was the clear winner], and a late night walk to Whataburger.

Photo courtesy of Danny Boyle Photography

Before she caught it that evening. She was determined to do it, and did!

The lovely couple is still off gallivanting in Fiji...hard life!

Big congrats to Amy & Ben :)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Australia: THE FOOD

Otherwise known as the most important part of any travel experience.

After hearing about burger rings for months, I requested they be waiting for me upon arrival. Verdict: not so good. But Cheezels, on the other hand, ARE MAGICAL.

Grill'd Burger....meeeeeeeeh. I'd heard such good thngs but was not impressed.

Aussies love their desserts. This one is called Hedgehog.

Rocket, avocado, and goat cheese on toast. Fabulous.

Jelly slice was my main culinary goal on this trip, and it took FOREVER to find one. I was about to give up hope when alas, we found one in Lorne. Verdict: good, but not great.

Kangaroo. I know, I know. How could I eat it after holding paws with one? I just tried not to think about it. This was pretty easy to do since it tasted like pot roast.

I LOVE a good meat pie. This one was absolutely magical. I may have eaten this for breakfast one day.

Vanilla slice...eaten along with the meat pie for breakfast. It was vacation!

Shapes [delicious crackers] and Twisties [like cheetos]. Fun fact: bags of chips in Australia smell DISGUSTING. It's not like opening a bag of nacho cheese Doritos and inhaling a beautiful scent. I'm talking rank. But they taste good, so it's best to ignore the smell.

Please that I'm holding three different kinds of chips.

I failed to take a picture of one of the best burgers I've ever had! If you ever find yourself in Geelong, Victoria, go to Burgers Inc. You won't be disappointed!

Also of note, Tim Tams and Mint Slice [both cookies]. Tim Tams go quite nicely with a cup of hot tea...which I now drink thanks to this trip.

Overall, the food was quite pleasing.

I wouldn't say there is a certain "type" of Australian food because it's very international, which I really loved.

However, you still won't find me sampling Mexican food outside the United States [or Mexico].

Friday, September 21, 2012

Australia: Miscellaneous pieces


Footy game. AFL [Australian rules football] is no joke.

Victoria Market in Melbourne AKA land of crap.

We went surfing, and this is the only picture that was taken. Let it be known, surfing is awesome but way harder than it looks. Also, I did not get eaten by a shark. Obviously.


Thursday, September 20, 2012

When on a giant Australian sheep farm, do as the Aussies do

Dress like them and drink their native libations while being pounced on by a herding dog.

Become friendly with their pets [also while keeping hold on that canned libation].

Admire the livestock and gorgeous scenery.

Drive their vehicles.

Pose on the edge of a gorge.

Show your super human strength.

Stand on top of a giant rock and be king of the world.

And most importantly, pretend to be a wombat.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

That time I met a bunch of lambs and got overly excited about it

It's no secret that I love animals.

I REALLY love baby animals.

So getting to hug and feed little lambies was a dream come true!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Erskine Falls

In the hills above Lorne is Erskine Falls.

I love me a good waterfall.


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