October 12th Journey Downtown: Part Two

After our coffees, Shane and I decided to go out for brunch because he hadn’t eaten breakfast yet. Shane suggested a place called “The Two Good Eggs Cafe“. It had a bit of a Dr. Seuss theme going on so of course I was in. They specialize in Eggs Benedict and the cafe was SUPER cute inside. If anyone comes to visit, we have to go! Here’re their tripadvisor reviews. 

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This is the outside of the cafe and here are our Eggs Benedicts:

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I had a bacon eggs benny and Shane had salmon. You can see again in this photo how huge Aussie bacon is. They also bring water in big bottles to the table like you can see there in every restaurant. It’s such a good idea!!

While at breakfast we shared stories from when we were younger and laughed at some old photos of me that Kendra had put in a scrapbook for me (that I LOVE <3). Not sure if that mushroom cut haircut was such a stellar idea but…. it happens!

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Thanks again to Kendra, MVP of the photos! ❤ ❤ ❤

After breakfast/brunch/lunch we walked over to the Sydney Dental Hospital which is where Shane has spent a lot of time in class and clinic. (Isn’t it funny that they have whole hospitals for your teeth?? So different from home!)

On the way we passed the Martin Luther Kirche. It’s sandwiched between two more modern buildings (which I didn’t catch) and it looks really neat! Unfortunately, I’m not sure if it will be there much longer because there were signs up saying that the city was hoping to redevelop the property.

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Here is Shane in front of the dental hospital. The shape of the building looks almost like it belongs in times square!

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Here’s the main entrance to the hospital:

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After Shane showed me the hospital, we walked across the street to Prince Albert Park. There is a really nice outdoor pool and a big park area with playgrounds, picnic tables, barbecues and tennis courts. Lots of people were just sitting and chilling in the park:

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Check out this bird (below)! It is called an Australian White Ibis. They’re quite common around the city and they look really cool but they tend to pick at garbage and generally be kinda gross. Haha.

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The pool in the park is super nice. It seems that all Australia builds are outdoor pools haha

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Shane and I went and hung out in the park for quite some time. We swung on the swings:

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We sat in the shade and looked at other people sitting in the shade:

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We slid down the slide (it was a mistake… the metal was pretty hot)

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And took one last photo as we noticed a storm a-brewin’. Those are the tennis and basketball courts.

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It started to rain pretty soon after so we hopped on a train from a station called “Central” and headed back to Parramatta. Central is exactly what it sounds like – an absolutely massive centralized train station where pretty much every line meets. It’s a little bit intimidating so I’m glad that Shane was there to help me navigate!

At the mall Shane and I did some shopping. We ended up in the potato chip isle and people make fun of Canadians for eating Ketchup and All Dressed chips but look at these:

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Also… look at Kraft dinner here…. SO WEIRD haha. I need to remember to bring some normal KD back with me.

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We came across a really cute store called Typo which sells really cool things. They sell mugs, books, pillows, stationary, pens – all sorts of things!

One funny thing that we found (and bought) was this bathroom guest book. Now we just need to get all the boys through exams so we can have people over to sign it!!

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After shopping we were a little bit peckish (it was like 6) so we got this yummy ham and cheese thing (from a bakery company called “BreadTop” – they have over 60 stores in Australia and make all sorts of little deserts and savoury treats). I don’t know exactly what it was but it tasted good.

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After that it was home for the night and study for Shane.

Miss you all!

Carmel

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