This is a better formatted version of a blog post some of you may have received earlier. Sorry about the confusion, I am still learning how to use this program.
Today was the day we moved to a larger apartment, from the 5th floor to the 6th floor. This new apartment is wonderful and we will be much more comfortable here. If Jim wants to work from home some days, there is space for him to do that. We don’t have suitcases stored in the hall or duffle bags along the sliding glass doors anymore. Here are some photos from the new apartment:
It was a beautiful morning in Melbourne and as I was moving stuff I kept thinking that it was a lovely day for a bike ride. So I quit working around noon, had a quick lunch, and then headed out on my bike. I rode an 8 mile stretch of the Yarra River/Capitol City Trail and then turned around and came home. Except for one road crossing to get to the trail, I never had to cross a road during that 8 mile stretch. The trail was in good condition, and in some places seemed to be fairly new. I went by some beautiful spots along the Yarra River, past a golf course and through several small parks. I even passed a brewery on the other side of the river, at least it smelled like a brewery!
I was riding along through a rather urban area, when suddenly there was a field full of sheep! Then a field full of goats appeared, followed by a pasture with horses and cows! And all these fields were right up next to an elementary school! What was this about? I was riding through the Collingwood Children’s Farm! I wonder if the school children get to participate in any farming activities as part of their curriculum. What a great opportunity to do some hands-on farm chores! This farm also had a large garden area and a cafe that served up meals with very locally-sourced ingredients. Maybe I’ll have to make a return trip someday and stop for lunch!
I will leave you with a photo that I took from our balcony tonight as the sun set over Melbourne.