Melbourne was sooooo good. We had so much fun and everything went to plan. We even learned how to use the trams and found the whole system easy and convenient.
(Collins St –Autumn trees – Trams)
Our hotel, The Hotel Enterprize, on Spencer Street was very good value and the room was clean and they looked after us well.
We were up bright and early Thursday morning to start exploring. What better place to start than at a chocolate shop. This Haighs chocolate shop is in the beautiful Block Arcade with it’s wondrous floor mosaics and lead lighting etc. The shops are all exquisite in this arcade.
Thursday was spent at the AQC quilt show which was in the glorious Royal Exhibition building. The building is so beautiful and outside the autumn leaves carpeted the lawns. A very pretty sight. There were some stunning quilts in the exhibition and of course my friend, Joan, and I, did a little shopping and enjoyed browsing the many stalls.
(Advertising statue Southern Cross Station)
We actually walked back to our hotel that night which was a long, long way, and we fell into bed (after a Chinese meal next door).
More about our Friday excursion later.