After the game, we spent a couple of lovely hours enjoying the beautiful Fitzroy Gardens, near our hotel. It is fall here, and the weather has been absolutely gorgeous. The kids came up with a baseball-type game (to round out our sporting experience), using sticks and pinecones. Meanwhile, Jeff and I enjoyed the stunning local flora and fauna and the beautiful weather.
|One our way to the football game, |
we came across this photo-worthy cafe.
|Ready for the first bounce|
|The official Collingwood cheering section|
(I really loved those huge pompoms!)
|A Collingwood kick|
|Exchanging words (and punches!)|
|Not matter the sport, no matter the country,|
snacks are one of the most important parts of any game.
|A lively game of "Tag!" in the park|
|The park was full of these beautiful scarlet-chested parrots.|
|We also saw several sulphur-crested cockatoos.|
|Hey, batter, batter!|
|An impressive cathedral, very near our hotel|