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Where in the World Wednesday: Melbourne

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It has only recently occurred to me that I could spread out some honeymoon pictures, rather than blowing my Australia wad on on a single WitWW. Yes, it’s been about nine months since the honeymoon, but let’s all just bask in my genius for a second. There, that’ll do.

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First up, a picture of the Victoria State Library– one of several libraries we stopped into over the course of this trip, and certainly the most classically constructed. Isn’t it lovely? Look at all those people enjoying the spring sunshine!

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While in Melbourne– which I had heard compared to San Francisco, a comparison that I can definitely understand, given the neighborhoodiness (yes, that’s a word now) and energy of the city– we took in a performance of Chicago at this theater just down the street from our hotel. No, I didn’t wear this outfit. But you get the idea. Lights! And lots of ’em! (The show was good, even if it was weird to see Aussie actors doing American accents.)

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Our final day in Melbourne (and the final day of our honeymoon, so sad!) was spent on a wine tour in the Yarra Valley. Given baggage restrictions, we only ended up bringing home four or so bottles of wine, but had an awesome time touring and tasting– and finally tasting kangaroo! (Or at least GP did– I stuck with a butternut squash lasagna.)

NaNo…not even going to attempt

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I don’t think that the best way to welcome myself back to Blogtown USA after taking a “Hot damn, I’m getting married and going on a big fat honeymoon, y’all!” break for the last month and a half would be to try blogging every single day (witness my previous failure to do this), but I promise you this, blogfriends: you will have the wedding preamble, wedding day stories, and honeymoon recaps by the time Thanksgiving rolls around. Well, I guess I can push it back to my birthday if I’m being realistic. But that’s it! December 2 is my self-imposed deadline for getting all. These. Stories. Into writing!

The short version? I got married! It was awesome! Then? We went on our honeymoon. Also awesome! But then, last Friday, we had to come back home, and today…they made me do work. Which is not as awesome as vacation, even though I enjoy my job and coworkers. So at this moment, all I really want to do is play with my duty-free Jurlique products and come closer to finishing My Life In France.