November / December Melbourne ...

As Jared didn't go that well at the end of October, we decided to fly to Melbourne to support his fight against cancer ...


 

Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). So we arrived on 1st of November and for the first two weeks we were the "chauffeurs" to his radiation appointments ... but we also had time for a nice lunch with him and his girlfriend Danielle in Melbourne ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). We found some time to watch kangaroos ... here a big one ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... and this one I could get really close ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). We had our "daily appointments" with Jared, i. e. we met for lunch ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... here in Kew, one of the suburbs ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). We also took the train towards the city centre ... here close to Flinders Street Station ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). We strolled around ... back alleys ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... and went up the Eureka tower, where we had some stunning views ... here the bay ..
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... these two you know ... just the prove that we've been there ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... and a Yarra bridge ... view from 300m above, where we headed back to the train station.
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). We were invited by Caroline and David for a barbecue ... here the chef at work ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... and Caroline serving ... pop corn is to be recommended ;-)))
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... some special shots of their son Sam and the house dog Roxy in the pool ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). We went to Melbourne centre again, to the aquarium, which wasn't very breathtaking ... and definitely too expensive ... here a good shot of that fellow ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). As it was pouring with rain, we decided to go to the world bar at South Bank ... where - believe it not - after 4 weeks withdrawal, Thomas could drink an Erdinger Weissbier ... really cheap for 14 AUD ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). We had a nice dinner with Lucy, here the two together again ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... which included nearly the whole family ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). We were also invited to David's birthday, where we had a wonderful dinner in Warrandyte ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... here a sunny shot from our favourite shopping centre towards the city skyline ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). One Sunday, Trevor was so nice to take us to William Ricketts Sanctuary ... an artist that lived with Aborigines ... amazing art in the middle of the forest ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). In the last week, we had a trip to Portsea ... here the beach ... it was cold ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). Caroline and David showed us some of the xmas lighted houses ....
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). This is the last lunch with Jared ... sort of our "home" lunch restaurant ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). Then we said farewell to Cynthia's ex workmates ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... and celebrated the last evening in our favourite restaurant, the Tender Trap in Doncaster ... here Chris behind the bar ...
Bild in Lightbox öffnen (open image in lightbox). ... we had a lovely meal again (as usual) ... and then it was time to fly home again.

So Jared has stabilised and we cross our fingers that he further recovers!