The park had a few war memorials (always cool for 2 people in the military), the city view, and (despite it being winter season) enough cool plants for me to be pleased at the photos I was able to get. Overall, I'd call it a satisfactory trip.. sans the milkshake incident. /shiver.
|I wished the family that was here before I took the photo had read the sign about the SILENCE.|
Because quiet, they were not.
|My travel companion and I couldn't get over how cool the flame was.|
|With some of Perth in the background.|
|The other side of the flame fountain (I'm not really sure what to call this)|
|WWI women's memorial (I think).|
I'm not really sure what most of these following flowers actually are. There were some signs, but I couldn't really tell what was what. Nonetheless, we don't have most of these plants in America (that I've ever seen), so I was THRILLED. YAY tourist!
|A cool tree.|
|We were warned well in advance not to try to out drink the Aussies. Yes, no worries on that.|
When you're one of the most isolated cities in the world, you have to fend for yourself...
which means, brewing your own goods.
|An explanation of the seasons, which I found VERY helpful.|
|We waited on this fountain for several minutes because it shot up like Old Faithful if you waited long enough..|
|Old Faithful-esque... Thank you grounds man for ruining my photo... |
All of them of the fountain shooting up. Jerk.
What does this have to do with Australia? It was winter while we were in Australia. It wasn't snowing of course, but it was a great break from the US heat. I was able to break my wear flip-flops only streak! I'm extremely glad that we didn't go to Australia during their summer, I heard its absolutely miserable. Good timing, Navy, good timing.
Want to catch up on the Australia Adventures???1st day off in Australia (summary)
2nd day off in Australia (summary)
San Francisco (photos)
Perth Zoo a, b, c (photos)
The Indian Ocean and downtown Perth at night (photos)
Caversham Wildlife Park a, b, c (photos)
Fremantle Prison (photos)
walking around Fremantle (the city) (photos)
Perth from King's Park (photos)
HMAS Ovens (submarine) (photos)
Sydney at night (photos and a story)
Sydney in the morning (photos and a story)
Australia Panoramics (photos)