01.11.2012 - 20.12.2012
Oh dear, oh dear... I completely forgot to give you our little overview of November and December, but as you may have guessed they were crazily busy times for us, work-wise. During our free time, we spent many a days sightseeing with Scott and Adrienn. We did so much together, that I was tempted to get us t-shirts with "The Mitaros Mob" printed on them - we made a right tight posse! Unfortunately, Adrienn's time in Australia was coming to an end, so before she departed back to her native Hungary, we made sure to see as much of Darwin and surroundings as possible. We went to every single market, tried out a handful of restaurants together, and as per usual, we had many day-trips organised.
Scott had friends cruising the world with a planned stop in Darwin. They were a lovely Canadian couple with two gorgeous young children and Scott rented a big vehicle so that we could go out and have some fun together. It was on a Monday, so poor Bennie had to miss out, but the rest of us all joined in and went off to see the "Jumping Croc" spectacle on the Adelaide river.
Jumping Croc ride!
Spunky steals the show!
One Sunday afternoon, we took the ferry to Mandorrah. We arrived there, walked a few meters to the local pub and sat down for the remainder of the afternoon with a cold drink in our hands enjoying the soulful beats of Bob Marley in the background. The owners offered to have us use their pool and were quite happy for us all to jump in fully clothed when we exclaimed that we forgot to bring our bathing suits. It was a funny experience! There really wasn't much to the place, but it felt really good just to get away from it all and we had a wonderful time!
You may remember that we took a trip down to "Crocodylus Park" early October? As if that wasn't enough of an experience, we decided to all pay a visit to "Crocosaurus Cove" as well. This place is situated slap bang in the centre of town and focused on reptiles and water creatures, unlike the zoo-like animals that were found at the other place. Adrienn's Hungarian friend Norbert joined us for the day and it was another great and educational outing.
Another outing took us to Wildlife Park, near Berry Springs.
We ended the day with a really nice meal at Humpty Doo Pub. It is a quaint little spot, with an outback feel to it. That evening, a live band was performing the cheesiest hits of the golden days and Scott and I had a right laugh belting the lyrics out with the woman. We had so much fun that after dinner we stayed on for another hour or so, dancing around to the music in the car park.
Saying goodbye to Adrienn was probably one of the toughest moments during those months. She had become the heart and soul of our little apartment and we had such a strong bond with her. The love and friendship we got from her was really wonderful, but Australia just was not the place for her. She left us some scrumptious home made chocolates with a note that read: "Can miles truly seperate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?". Can't word it much better than that! Adrienn, we miss you so much!!