It all leads South, to the bottom of the country, where our travels came to an end in my lovely hometown of Adelaide.
With blue sea on one side & green rolling hills & vineyards on the other, it's easy to find beauty in Adelaide. And winter seems to have a charm all it's own, even as I keep my coat & scarf on inside cafes & shops (love-me some American heating!).
I left Adelaide 10 years ago, happy to fly away & see what could be found outside the familiar (turns out, what could be found was a boy who would lead me even further away). We return each year now and it's become a place of retreat & rest for us. There is much that holds my affection here, top of the list being the precious people I miss most.
This city is all about time & no set plans. Time with mum, my sisters, brothers-in-law, & the littlies. Time to sit by the fire & read. Time to bake & break bread together. Time to play with Legos & watch local footy.
Oh, & did I mention the GINORMOUS bowl of Aussie chocolate?! Yes. More than a small village could consume. It wouldn't be Adelaide without it.
I'm thankful to end in this small, pretty city, even as I rail against it's slow traffic, odd store opening hours & under-aged mall rats! There's something good about home.
The finale in this little travel series are scenes from the road, coming soon...