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Adelaide, South Australia

We have arrived and settled in to our latest house sit in Adelaide. We had briefly stopped here a couple of years ago and are happy to be back with more time to enjoy what the area has to offer. Unfortunately we seem to have brought the rainy weather with us and every trip out is a gamble as to whether one will need an umbrella. But I am sure things will improve as the summer heat takes hold…..soon, I hope.

Queen Victoria
The core of old Adelaide is incredibly well laid out and organized. They are well in touch with their history of European immigration and their ties to the UK.
Explorer John Stuart
Being the capital of South Australia there is an abundance of statues and squares named for famous explorers. The more you read the more you realize they have reason to be proud. The exploration and innovation that has come out of this region is very impressive.
Migration Museum Adelaide
To say Australia has an interesting history when it comes to migration and immigration is an understatement. I thought the Migration Museum did a good job of simply presenting the facts and not making judgements on the history of people trying to come to Australia. It certainly was an eye opener for me.
Celebration of Immigrants
Given the state of worldwide movement of migrants currently, this statue celebrating the positive aspects of immigrants made a strong impression on me.

Before I get sidetracked on a rather emotional tangent I shall return to some of the more enjoyable places we visited.

Front Entrance of the South Australian Museum
The South Australian Museum, State Library of South Australia, and the Art Gallery of South Australia make a fantastic destination when the weather turned wet on us. The staff and displays were informative and enjoyable.
Wind Damage in Rymill Park
As we walked around central Adelaide we were constantly reminded of the power Mother Nature seems to love hammering Australia with. There were dozens of large branches blown down by the wind.
Location of the South Australia Founding
As we were walking down to the shoreline we stumbled upon this historic site. The tree under which the Colony of South Australia was proclaimed in 1836.
Rose Garden with Bicentennial Conservatory
One of the most enjoyable locations we have visited so far has been the Botanic Gardens. The Rose Gardens are in full bloom and the aroma was incredible.
Fire and Ice Roses
Nothing announces spring better than flowers coming into bloom. We are looking forward to our time here.

 

Welcome to our travel blog. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to say, "I'm out of here?" Well we did, and in 2013 we made it a reality. We sold or gave away all of our possessions other than what fit in our luggage and we set off on an endless adventure. Part of our goal is to share our experiences with others and hopefully provide some information, motivation, or just a moments escape. The general idea was to look for a place that would be ideal to settle down in. However in the meantime it is about experiencing life in different countries amongst different cultures and learning how to understand and appreciate each other. A large part of our time is spent housesitting which provides an excellent opportunity to experience more of the "normal" neighbourhoods as opposed to the tourist locales. Though we make sure to enjoy those as well. So through plenty of photographs and a running commentary come and share with us our life on the road.

2 comments on “Adelaide, South Australia

  1. I would love to bring my mom here and see this with her…it is so beautiful 🙂

  2. Amy and Tony Lindsey

    The pictures are stunning. Thank you for sharing. As the warm weather is coming your way, the frost is on the pumpkin here in Indiana.

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