Glenelg, a lovely beachside suburb of Adelaide.
The second leg of our journey has finished up, and we all agree that Glenelg is one of our favourite spots so far. You simply can’t get more family friendly than waterparks, playgrounds, a long sandy beach, waves, music festivals, buskers, a huge arcade, dozens of ice-cream shops, all located across the street from our amazing accommodation at the Oaks Liberty Towers.
After too much deep fried food, we relished the opportunity to feast on quality Indian curries for dinner.. The kids sure love their butter chicken. And deep fried food, of course.
My Favourite Pictures Today
We’re on the 10th floor of the Oaks Liberty Towers, with a spectacular view of Adelaide to the east, and located opposite the beachfront promenade of Glenelg. We all loved the pool downstairs - Gali must have turned a corner because he’s finally embraced water, the beach, not so much. Our two-bedroom apartment is spacious and fully equipped, and we’ve felt right at home.
That South Australia was the only state settled by free pioneers and does not have a convict history, a fact that they seem very proud of. We learned that Adelaide is the 5th largest city in Australia, and there’s a lot to be said for the fact that it isn’t overcrowded or exorbitant. We learned that Adeladians are called Adelaidians. We learned that in South Australia there are Koala Bear caution signs.
Reflection of the Day
For Dad: Swimming with Gali in the pool, and playing with him on a field in a game that consisted of “steal Dad’s hat, run down the hill, and bring it back again.” For Mom: I bought Raquel a ticket to ride a motorized koala bear bike thing, but had to ride with her. I ended up falling off, and the bear nearly ran me over, and my dress was flying in the air, my underwear was showing, and it was terrible and so funny at the same time. For the kids: Ice cream. In fact, because Raquel spent time with two different adults, she had “two ice-creams in one day!” which literally blew her mind.
For Mom: Losing Raquel for ninety seconds, knowing she’s capable of running across a busy street. Gali also threw his breakfast all over the floor, this morning was a shit show.
For Dad: Packing for Perth!
For the Kids: A hangry meltdown at dinner.
We'll Always Remember
- Name: Magsy
- : Glenelg!
- : I get to meet lovely people and experience what the planet has to offer.
- : Do everything in moderation.
Never give a toddler your phone, because there’s be hell to pay if you try and remove it. Mom had her hands full and Raquel ran off for about 90 seconds. She returned with a grumpy woman who said she nearly called the police because she thought Raquel was lost. Mom feels guilty. We divided the kids up today, with Mom taking Raquel for a couple hours while Dad worked, and Dad taking Gali for a couple hours. There was so much to do and the kids seemed to relish some alone time without having to compete for attention.