Starting on Saturday 26 January (Australia Day) I enjoy a short 3 day weekend away in Adelaide with my brother Reagan. I got him the trip as a combined birthday/Christmas present as we didn’t get to spent must time together these days. On the Saturday we went and saw a small but beautiful German town called Hahndorf which was a short 40-50 minute drive out of Adelaide. I did manage to get us slightly lost just after I told Reagan I’m a great map reader, so that wasn’t ideal timing!
That night we walked around the city centre (which was 95% closed) and checked into our hotel. On Sunday it was time to go to the star attraction, the Adelaide Test match, Australia vs. India. I booked this trip in September last year but after the Sydney Test Match it looked like this one might be cancelled.
A very enjoyable day watching cricket, this makes it 5 different Test Matches grounds for me;
3) Christchurch (New Zealand),
4) Joh-burg (South Africa) and now
This is the only one we didn’t win however. As Gilchrist had announced his retirement overnight I got to see his final match. Ponting and Michael Clarke got hundreds. I choose to walk back to our hotel and saw a very drunk young man crash his bike into…. well nothing he just crashed but thought he hit something.
I helped untangle him from the bike and him wanted to toast Australia Day with me, unfortunately that was yesterday (I’m guessing he had been awake for 30-40 hours so I suppose it was still for him!) and he had smashed his last beers 😦 And on the last day we went to the horse races at Cheltenham at which both Reagan and I helped the local economy by giving all our money away. I know I’m very generous.
I also realised I got sunburn at the cricket, but only on my face!!! I put sun cream elsewhere but thought the cap would take care of my face… I was very wrong. I won’t need lights at night this week as I now glow in the dark 😦 Despite this it was a good weekend away from the everyday life in Melbourne. I have a feeling big things are about to happen in my life in the near future so this was a good chance to take a break.