Last weekend we went to a suburb by the beach called Glenelg to attend an outdoor movie theatre. What a great way to watch a movie. We rented bean bag loungers, there was a wine tasting, free ice cream, and a full moon. Oh, and the movie, Rush, was really good too.
|The jetty at Glenelg|
|Town hall and a monument honoring pioneers at Glenelg|
|When I booked the tickets on line it said to get there early. Of course, we did. Looks like we didn't need to, but they had a DJ playing music so it was a fun place to relax.|
|Beach at Glenelg|
|The setting sun meant the movie was about to start|
|People lined up for wine and ice cream|
|A full moon , comfy seats and a great movie|
Since coming to Australia we were surprised to rarely see Foster's beer in the stores or in restaurants. Apparently it is mainly exported, but a popular Aussie beer is called Coopers, and is made in Adelaide. We went on a tour of the brewery on a very hot, 40C sunny day when the thought of beer samples at the end of the tour was awfully inviting.
|Lab where tastings and quality control takes place|
|Coopers makes about 20 different brands of beer --- most of them are excellent!|
|We got to sample about 10 different Coopers' brands|
|Reporter getting ready to go on air|
|The Channel 9 news reported on special events in each of Australia's major cities|
Christmas time in Adelaide is very different than in Canada. Not because it is very hot with palm trees instead of fir trees, and sand instead of snow. It's because there are very few Christmas decorations on homes! Is it because of high electricity costs or is it because there is little challenge hanging Christmas lights when it isn't -20C with a blustery north wind?
It's never easy being away at Christmas, but thanks to Skype, we will hopefully see Brad, Anette and Magnus as they open presents sent via email.
We hope that your Christmas is spent with good friends and family and with the hope for a healthy and happy 2014.
"I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year."