Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Melbourne -Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Our last day in Melbourne!  First we went to the Victoria Market – a market that is not stationary, but under a rood.  It had everything you needed - clothes of all sorts, toys, hardware, kitchenware, and leather goods, etc.  In a more permanent building there was a meat, cheese and seafood market.  After a coffee break we walked to an aboriginal museum.  This was very interesting, followed by lunch, before we went to the Melbourne Cricket grounds.  This is a huge beautiful stadium where both cricket and Australian rules Football is played.   They also have a wonderful sports museum – we ran out of time at the sports museum, as it covered all sports. We went back to our hosts to relax a little before going to dinner at the Copperwood Italian restaurant. 

Our Host Home - 100+ years old house

Melbourne Market

A Group of 12th Grade Girls at the Market - Love those Uniforms!!

Our time is over here in Melbourne as by 10:30 tomorrow morning we need to get to the airport.  You can sight see in a city, and it is like any other city, but your hosts make all the difference.  Here again in Melbourne, as in the last two towns, we have had wonderful host, who are now friends. We met as Rotarians, but leave as friends. They are friendly, helpful, caring and welcoming people. The Aussies are proud of their country, and it is a beautiful place to live.  They have all put themselves out for us. We will think of all of them when we think back on our time in Australia, plus when we look at our photos.  We will see some of them again in Sydney, in another 10 days, at the Rotary International Convention.  Goodbye Victoria!

Morning Tea at the Market
A Maserati - How is that for a Change

Melbourne Cricket Ground - Also Australian Rules Football

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