27.08.2012 - 27.08.2012 68 °F
Today was exactly what we needed! Very relaxing, unstructured, and fun. We started with a lazy morning, coffee, and a run (Botanical Gardens for me, Harbour Bridge for Kev). Around lunch time, we ventured out to "mecca," the name we've given to a nearby food court with tons of healthy options (and no "typical American fast food"). Kev got a mix of basil pesto chicken salad, Tuscan chicken salad, and pumpkin and chickpea salad (and then declared that this was the healthiest thing he's eaten all vacation!). I got a mix of "superfood" (quinoa, spinach) salad, lentil and barley salad, and roasted Mediterranean vegetable salad, plus a vegetable/ barley/ chicken soup.
We next headed to the Museum of Australian Currency Notes ... random, but it was close by, free, and sounded interesting. It was fun to learn about how Australian currency has changed over the years, and the steps they take currently to prevent counterfeit (including making the money from plastic instead of paper!). They currently manufacture currency for 25 other countries.
The rest of the afternoon was spent in the Royal Botanic Gardens, where we parked ourselves on the lawn in the sun, and literally laid there and read for the entire afternoon. It. Was. Glorious!!!! Kevin thinks they should create a statue of him in the Gardens, so he got in a little practice (leaf included!). I was only a little embarrassed .
We spent a few hours looking at furniture for our new place, and then headed back to Darling Harbour for dinner. There were dozens of places to choose from, but we ended up at a great place on the water, where we got some garlic bread to start, and then Kev enjoyed a steak and I got a rocket/ beet/ goat cheese salad. Yum!
All in all, a very relaxing day. I am feeling much better, and we're ready to tackle our very last day tomorrow (which might look a whole lot like today, with a fun ending to the day!). See you then -
Megan and Kevin