Australian Adventures

A description of my many Australian encounters ensues.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

A Carriage Ride, Gold Panning, and Jumping

So it was a very hot day... and we took a ride in a carriage, like the ones in all of the cowboy movies. So fun!

Here are Melissa and Cheryl!

This is a picture of the carriage that we rode in. The ride was fairly short, but it was nice to see a lot of things without having to walk there :P Haha.

After the ride in the carriage, Melissa and I went panning for gold while Cheryl went into one of the shops to buy something for a friend. We had a fun time. I found a very small rock (more like a pebble) that looked like parts of it might have been painted gold, but that was pretty much it. Well, whatever the case was, Melissa and I were glad to just take off our shoes and go wading in the stream. That felt so good!
So here's Melissa, goofing off as usual :)

Here is Melissa, pretending that she found gold. Hahaha. You can see Cheryl, too :)

When we left Sovereign Hill, Melissa and I decided to go for a swim in the pool by our cottage. However, we found this jumping pillow along the way... ;)

We couldn't resist. It was a lot of fun :)

We went back to Sovereign Hill at around 9 that night, to go to a special program that they had. It was a lights and sounds show explaining the Eureka Rebellion, where a series of events led the gold miners to rise up against the British (sound familiar?). Eventually, the miners/diggers were massacred early in the morning by the British police force. It was a fantastic show, and I was very surprised to learn, after it was over, that it had lasted almost 2 hours. It was very, very nice, and I really enjoyed being at Sovereign Hill.


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