15th – 18th April, 2017
The big excitement today is the arrival of James and Rachael. This morning we headed for Adelaide, had a brief stop at the Central Markets, checked into our Air B&B house and headed for the airport. It’s so good to see them again and get to spend a few days with them.
Our Air B&B is just perfect. It’s centrally located in Gilles St, and is set up with everything we could possibly want; groceries, wine, fresh fruit, shampoo, etc, etc, including a couple of bars of Lindt chocolate – definitely my kind of rental. And it’s a beautiful little cottage that has been renovated with a lot of class.
Dinner tonight we’ve booked in to Madame Hanoi, a Vietnamese fusion restaurant in the Adelaide Casino.
Easter Sunday there’s not much in Adelaide that’s open, but all the vineyards are. James was keen to go to the McLaren Vale vineyards. We happily sampled wines at Alpha Box & Dice, Coriole, Shingleback and D’Arenburg. At Shingleback we’d booked in for lunch. Chef Horst takes a select number (10 today) and discusses the food with us while he cooks it. It was beautiful food and the experience was well worth it.
Monday we drove around Adelaide, Glenelg, back to Largs Pier Hotel for dinner (we’d told James and Rachael how beautiful it is) and finished the evening with a game of 500. Altogether a good day.
Sadly Tuesday morning we farewelled James and Rachael, back to DC for them. We packed up the Air B&B and headed off to the Adelaide Caravan Park where we get serious about planning for the next month or so of our travels.
For the photos of our Easter with James and Rachael CLICK HERE