Small Town Driver in a Big City
Trip Start Nov 20, 2010
173Trip End Dec 01, 2011
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After waking up outside of the gas station (don't believe a trucker when he tells you it's not a roofie) we headed to the Warribee mansion that was built in the mid 1800's and went for a stroll around the grounds. People sure had alot of money back then because that masion was huge with tons of rooms and expensive shit all over the place. We had a lunch of cheese and crackers on the lawn in the midst of a whole bunch of abstract art sculptures that were on display. Let me (James) say this: abstract art is by far the dumbest form of art in the world, you can literally put a bunch of cutlery inside of a fishing net and call it 'a beautiful autumn sunrise' and nobody could say otherwise because they would just think you are an amazingly deep and complicated person. It took us about 2 hours to see the whole thing then we went and walked around the rose garden that was filled with every color of rose known to man, too bad for us they were already done blooming so we saw mostly dead or very faded flowers, it was cool none the less
After leaving the mansion we drove around for the better part of an hour looking for somewhere to park for the night. We ended up in a little parking lot that was the start of a walking trail in some small town that we can't even remember the name of.
We drove straight to Melbourne this morning and I (James) had a hell of a time in the big city since they had some crazy rule about how to make a right turn, it goes like this: since they drive on the left side of the road if you wanted to turn right you would have to cross the other lane of traffic. So to ease congestion, instead of staying in the right lane and letting cars build up behind you, you have to pull off to the left and wait until all the cars have gone by and the light has turned red before you can proceed with your turn. Needless to say I simply could not grasp this concept and wasn't sure if I was supposed to do it at certain intersections or not. I was getting increasingly agitated considering we had to take several rights to get to our destination. We decided to forego the information centre we were trying to get to and instead ended up at a market (called Queen Victoris Market which had shops, produce, organic stuff, a huge fish and meat market and dairy stuff too) and picked up some fruit and a tube of pepperoni
I'm writing this while sitting in a campground watching the birds and Jackie is dutifully doing our laundry. Thank god for showers and laundry because we do not smell very good at all.
Jackie: Ì like how he used the word dutifully like it was my job and he made me do it cause he`s the man and he just gets to laze around, but he left out the part where he got to dutifully make supper and dutifully do the dishes while I sat in the laundry room playing games and listening to music on my ipod! haha