Sunday, January 23, 2011

A day and night & Melbourne

We had a day in Melbourne, before Seb and his dad went to the soccer

Melbourne Victory V's Melbourne Heart.

and Mad & I met up with Helen, Lissy and her DH Chris at Crown

for tea at then dessert at a gelato shop

It was the most yummiest - is that a word ??

chocolate gelato, also tried Lissy's lemon -devine

will be back there ..

we started at Docklands.

Victoria Harbour shopping ...

and Mad posing Like Kylie ...

we also found at Docklands were Huey's Kitchen is filmed.

It looked like a store front advertising

his products..but a peek in the window

and it was his cooking studio.

inside is his kitchen

Then a trip to Vic markets,

we were a bit late and they were starting to pack up, so headed

back to the city.

These guys are always there, at Christmas 1 was a Santa,

and 1 has been a robot.

They just stand there and dont move for hours, if someone drops

a coin in thier donation tin, they move slightly or blink.

scares the crap - oops .. daylights out of kids ...

they are so good to watch.

while at Docklands / Victoria harbour

the kids found a small amusement area..

so a ride on the dodgems later, which Mad was

so fun to watch going backwards ..

Seb ..

then a go on the trapeze thingy ...

We also saw the sign for Costco. an American

introduced store of huge proportions

You can only go in if you have a membership, think its about $60,

we were allowed in as a "guest" but couldnt buy anything

the sizes of stuff were amazing, bulk buying only ..

Mayo anyone ??

this got my attention, I have only brought bacon in the deli / meat section

of the supermarket.

not in the dry / canned goods area ..

real crumbled bacon in a pkt ..wonder what it would taste like ..??

Nutella double pkts, you have to buy 2 at once.

my kids would love that ...

Rice ... it looks like bags of cement stacked up ...

Cheese ..the American "orange" cheese as the kids call it,

and HUGE blocks of tasty ..

this is my 500ml water bottle

compared to the box of Coco Pops ...

and walls floor to roof

of toilet paper ..never seen so much ..

Cherry tomatoes ??

they sell everything you can think off,

food, fresh produce, electronics, clothes, outdoor furniture, bbq's,

pet food, hardware , books ...


books I love...but i couldnt buy it,

was going to approach a stranger,

shove it in their massive trolley, and ask if they could buy it for me, I was going to give them the money

the trolleys / carts are huge too, they have to be to put all the huge things in- you could easily

fit an adult in one ...

just a small container

of red vines ..

this store reminded me of the show

Modern Family, were Cameron takes Mitchell,

to a similar store and Mitchell is a "store snob"

and he ends up getting trolleys and flat bed trolleys full of stuff ..

Olives in 5kg jars ...

I could be Mitchell ..and I dont eat olives


Anonymous said...

You must have been exhausted by the end of the day and glad to sit down for tea.
Peter and I should have got off our bottoms and met you. Next time we are a Coral

Mel said...

I'd LOVE it if there was a costco here in WA. We have a cash and carry place, buy in bulk. Similar sort of you need a membership.
Its great shopping there but no orange american cheese and I love that cheese