Sunday, March 24, 2013

Adelaide trip

Wednesday 6 march I set off on my trip to Adelaide, this was my first ever solo flight Iwas a little nervous but also very excited. I was going to Adelaide for my very first Let's get Stitched weekend (more about that in my next post). I decided to make a holiday of it and arrive a day early and stay for an extra couple of nights. This allowed me to visit my aunt and uncle and meet up with a few Down to Earth Forum Friends as well as see a little bit of this very beautiful city.

Here is my holiday in a nutshell.

My trip over went with out a hitch and my host Judy for my extra days was waiting at the bottom of the escalator with her flower brooch on so I knew who she was. The beautiful Dawn, organised for me to stay with Judy for the first night, then Judy offered to let me stay for the last two nights too. 

Judy and Carey my very generous hosts for my extra days in Adelaide.
 
While in Adelaide I caught up with my Auntie Elaine & Uncle Rex for a few hours. Auntie Elaine is the last of my mother's siblings still living and we haven't seen them for many years, possibly 10.  Elaine is struggling with arthritis and had to wander off every now and then for a quick lie down.  It as so nice to sit and chat and share photos of our families with them. After my visit Uncle Rex drove me through Adelaide and pointed out some lovely building including the work on the upgrading of Adelaide Oval grandstands, i did not even think to take photos. He then dropped me at Adelaide shores to start my Lets Get Stitched weekend.
 
I also made time to meet up with a few of the girls from the Down to earth Forum, Kirsty and Carol. We had a lovely lunch at Tea Tree Plaza, Hope Valley and a quick look around the centre.
 



Kirsty offered to meet up with me on Wednesday at the markets and we ended up buy cheese, olives, antipasto, crackers and fruit.  Kirsty then drove us to Glenelg as one of the things I did not get to see was the beach, So we ate out picnic on the grass overlooking the beach. 
 
 we wandered through Glenelg for a little while. We passed some amazing buildings, a few trams and an incredible water slide adn this beautiful old Church, the only Church in the City of Churches I managed to take photos of.

 
 
 We then popped over ot IKEA as I had never been to an IKEA  and to Harbour town for coffee. Kirsty then dropped me at the airport in time for my 6.20 flight home.


I managed to score a window seat where I  watched the sunset above the clouds - amazing, these photos do not do it justice at ALL...


I had a great time in Adelaide and would love to go back one day soon.

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7 comments:

Jeanette said...

Looks like you had loads of fun Gail. Hugs,xx.

De said...

Great pics!

Robyn said...

Gosh I feel like I've had the condensed tour of Adelaide with all the lovely pics :). It's nice to meet up with family and new friends.

Liz said...

Lovely to see your photos and read what lovely time you had.

Sue B said...

Your momento of your trip to Adelaide is lovely. I found it fascinating on the bus to see things I see every day through the eyes of a visitor.

debbie said...

Very nice pictures! xx debbie

Larissa said...

Lovely pics!! I look forward to reading what you have to say about our weekend, lol! ;) Thanks for sharing!! xx