Adelaide Weekend

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Saturday, November 29, 2008

I hadnt been to Adelaide since I was a teen and since it holds some of my favourite people from Vancouver I decided to head over for a weekend.. as is seemingly usual my Qantas flight was delayed again so my weekend started with lurking around the airport for ages before finally getting picked up at Adelaide airport.. by sign wielding maniacs!

The next morning we went to the Botanic Gardens for a quick peek and a coffee and then a wander around town. I went to the museum hoping for some South Australian related stuff but none was to be found. More wandering then I was snuck into the members stand at the Adelaide oval for some drinks after a day of Aussie v. Kiwi cricket. Im not into cricket at all but Adam took great delight in pointing out all the features of the oval and we took some snaps and I learnt some cricket info before heading off to dinner.

Sunday was the highlight of my quick jaunt. The whole time we were in Vancouver Adam would talk of us all catching up again in the Barossa over a few wines and some sunshine. So we cruised up to the Barossa and I was shocked to see how dry the area is, I vowed to have shorter showers. Living in the city its hard to remember how it affects you but the endless dry grass was a scary sight to see.

We drove past a sign saying 'Jacobs Creek' - the road sign for the creek, not the winery, and i tipped my hat thinking of just how many bottles of wine over the world I have drunk and never considered where it came from.  After checking out a few wineries we ended our day with a platter of cheese and a few more glasses out on the verandah looking out over the grape vines. Lovely.
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