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Day 162-166 Serpentine to Fremantle

I hope the oldies had fun without me

sunny 30 °C

It was quite a rainy night at Serpentine and Mum and Dad woke up to find that some of the inside of the camper trailer was soaked. They weren’t happy. It took ages to pack up because Dad was trying to clean the outside of the tent and Mum was trying to clean the inside of the tent and I kept getting in everyone’s way. They were in a hurry to leave because they had to drop me off at Green Acres kennel. They got me there on time and when we walked in there were about 5 puppy collies and they all tried to climb on me and Dad wanted to buy one and Mum said 'It's hard enough to travel with one dog, let alone two dogs' and I got really offended because I thought 'It's hard enough to travel with one adult, let alone two adults, one of which can be rude and not nice a lot of the time'. (and I don’t think I need to spell out who I’m talking about)

Even though we were at the Serpentine Caravan Park (tourist village) for one night, we really enjoyed the camp site. Everyone was very friendly from the receptionist who Dad estimated was 103 years old and wrote out the receipt by hand (no computers in sight) to the permanent people living at the campsite. The showers were fine and the sites were nice and big. I’m giving it 3 paws out of 5 paws.

After they dropped me off they went to the caravan park and set up. Then they went off to Fremantle Gaol which they thought was fantastic. They booked two tours, the Doing Time tour and the Great Escapes tour. Both tour guides were great and very informative. Each tour was about an hour and 15 minutes.

Fremantle Prison

Fremantle Prison

They also stopped at Little Creatures brewery and did a free brewery tour which included free tastings.

Just a little beer tasting

Just a little beer tasting

On Tuesday morning they went to Perth and walked around Kings Park which had great views of the city and was quite big and a little exhausting for Mum and then they went to the Western Australian Museum because Mum wanted to go see some wedding dresses exhibition (which Dad certainly did not want to go) so first they went around looking at the other exhibits in the museum but they took so long looking at everything that Mum was too tired to go to the wedding exhibition. They stopped for lunch at The Bucket Cafe which Mum said had really nice coffee and their lunch was fantastic.

Overlooking the city

Overlooking the city

Later they stopped at the Print Hall for a drink and Mum said she had the best vodka and orange there and then they met up with Ang (from Pepper and Salt) and her family and went to dinner at the Old Swan Brewery. The food was fabulous and full of flavour. Ang knew the general manager/chef so they got to try lots of entrees before tucking into a steak (except for Mum because of course she has to be different and so she ordered fish). They also had creme brulee and cheese for dessert.

Dad looks very happy

Dad looks very happy

The oldies seemed to spend the rest of the week eating and drinking with a couple of non-cultural and cultural things inbetween.

A few places they went to were:

Bellaroma Restaurant in Fremantle for pizza and pasta.
Wray Bar in Fremantle for drinks and music
Coffee House in Subiaco for breakfast
Monk Brewery in Fremantle for beer tasting and pizza
Norfolk Hotel in Perth for drinks
Belgium Beer Cafe in Perth for drinks
Sail and Anchor Brewery in Fremantle for beer tastings and music
Hawkers Market in Perth for eating and more eating!

Grandma drinking her tea

Grandma drinking her tea


Hawkers Market

Hawkers Market

They went to DFO (non-cultural) in Perth to buy a pair of shorts for Dad and a cardigan for Mum (so she could continue her Grandma phase) but they walked out of the shops with everything but shorts and a cardigan.

Mum finally went to see her cultural wedding dresses thing. It was called Unveiled: 200 years of wedding glamour and she said it was fantastic. Meanwhile Dad went to the pub to watch the cricket.

Mum did drag Dad along to the art gallery (another cultural thing) to see Picturing New York which he said he enjoyed although probably not as good as watching the cricket.

Pretending to be in New York

Pretending to be in New York


They also had a look around the rest of the art gallery. The artwork was divided into decades so Mum and Dad went different ways. Mum went to see the 1800-1960 artwork and Dad went to see the 1980-today artwork. Mum told Dad to look out for a picture with just one colour on it. He didn’t find that but he found one with lots of colours and some rocks.

It's rocks

It's rocks

It's art

It's art

Meanwhile I spent 5 days at the dog kennels surrounded by lots of other dogs who barked ALL the time which was quite annoying. I got to play with other dogs though which was good and the person who owned the kennels kept calling me Robbie Williams because I used to sing if I was left by myself for too long.

Posted by fegrech 18:20 Archived in Australia

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