My second day in Melbourne was just as eventful. I must have logged over 10,000 steps that day. My Google Fit has the exact number. My mom and I were meeting an old family friend around noon so we decided to see around Melbourne. It was good for me to get acclimated to the new time zone.
Our first stop: the Treasury Gardens.
Unfortunately, it was closed for a private event so we kept walking. You can see my photos of the Treasury Gardens from my trip in 2017 here. Moving forward, my mom and I went to see The Conservatory.
I saw this frame hanging in the gardens and I was curious what it is for. There was a groundskeeper who was tending the gardens. It was about 9:40 AM or so and the three of us were the only ones there. I asked what the frame is for and she said it was for the tourists. If you stand behind it, it looks like a frame. The woman graciously offered to take a picture of me and my mom.
I had always like the Model Tudor Village and wanted to see it again. This time, I had a much better camera. It was also earlier and the lighting was much better.
Later that night, I met up with my cousin Jacob and his family. We met up at a Chinese restaurant not far from the Thai Restaurant the previous night.
Watching my cousin and his wife feed 3 girls under the age of 8 is an adventure. It can be tiring as well. For those with young children, you know how challenging it is when they are either super hyper or flagging.
It was another full day; the next day was another full day and the whole reason why we can to Melbourne in the first place: my cousin’s wedding.