Four things I’m looking forward to eating when I’m no longer pregnant and no longer have gestational diabetes. Beautiful soft blue cheese, crappy instant noodles filled with carbs and MSG, carb laden pasta (or more specifically a giant bowl of spaghetti carbonara), and peanut butter Lindt chocolate balls. Just waiting waiting waiting.
Day 4 – Queenstown
We had an action packed day today, but I didn’t take many photos because I didn’t take my camera out as it wasn’t really appropriate. I actually enjoyed just taking things in instead of worrying about taking photos.
We started with going on the Canyon Swing, which was so scary and made even scarier by the guys running the show because they really enjoyed psyching us out! I did the pin drop, which is where you stand on the side with hands behind your back, look down and jump to the side with nothing to stop you from falling. The free fall was scary as, but once the rope took hold, it was actually quite cool swinging over the river.
Next we went on the Shotover Jet, and our driver was insane. I can’t believe he came so close to the rocks, and it was cold on the river, but so much fun.
The last thing we did for the day was to go white water rafting, which was so much fun. We had to get dressed up in so much gear; wetsuits, boots, jackets, life jacket, helmet, little booties, and my arms were so tired at times, but it was really fun. I didn’t even get flipped out of the boat or anything, which I was expecting because I’m such a klutz.
At the end of the day when we got back into town we were so hungry we got 2 ice creams each and at them by the lake while watching the incredibly tame ducks.
We couldn’t be bothered going back out for dinner so we treated ourselves to room service. We ate so much, but it was good and worth it. I love little luxuries when we’re on holiday.
We went to Southbank for lunch today at Greenhouse by Joost that’s on for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival at the moment. Food was quite good, dessert was great, decor was quirky and very green, ate with wooden cutlery, and we drank out of jars. The outside of the temporary construction is lined with heaps of pot plants, mostly herbs, but I did spot a few strawberries. After that we took a stroll along the Yarra and it just so happened to be Moomba.