Mom stayed for an extra week after Dad, Cindy, and Tink went back to the US so I had to recruit Rachel to come to Melbourne to entertain her while I was at work. I'm not sure what all they did while I was at work, but I did hear that Rachel should have been all caught up with sleep after her trip to Melbourne since she napped every afternoon!
Friday after work Mom and Rachel met a few of the EY crowd for some drinks after work and fireworks at Docklands.
|Rach and I at dinner at James Squire|
Saturday we started the day with brunch at Mart 130 in Middle Park. This restaurant is located at the tram stop in Middle Park. I had heard several recommendations about this place so I was excited to try it out. The corn fritters with bacon, sour cream, and coriander were delicious! I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a new brunch spot in Melbourne.
Consistent with the rest of the trip - I think most of the weekend revolved around food too!
|Little Cupcakes on DeGraves|
|Taking a break from eating to look at some graffiti|
|Macaroons at South Melbourne Market|
|Popcorn and a movie (it takes two of us to make microwave popcorn)|
Not long after saying goodbye to my family, I had two more visitors - Katie and Veronicka from Texas. I know Katie through my friend Autumn and we became closer friends when we were both at UNI at the same time.
Katie and Veronicka joined us for Val's birthday dinner at +39 - supposed to be the best piza in Melbourne. Kelly, Veronicka and I shared the Crema di Zucca pizza (mozzarella, pumpkin, green beans, and parsley) and the Tartufata (truffle, mushrooms, rocket, and parmesans). I love different pizza toppings!
|Katie and I at +39|
|Veronicka, Katie, and I on the way to Phillip Island|
After only 9 months in Melbourne I have been blessed with so many visitors. My schedule looks pretty wide open for the next 15 months so if anyone wants to come visit just let me know!!!!