Finally got up and going at a decent time today – Andres slept well, and thus so did we.
We woke up to find it raining and quite a bit cooler than we had experienced over the past few days. I was beginning to think it would remain 42 degrees every day for the remainder of our trip!
By the time we got on the road it was raining quite hard (I got quite wet loading the car!), and indeed it rained non-stop all the way to Albury. We stopped in Deniliquin for some morning tea and to feed Andres a little, and I was regretting looking at the weather forecast (28 degrees and showers) rather than the reality (15 degrees and rain) when I chose my wardrobe for the day – my warmer clothes were packed in the boot and were not easy to get to. Needless to say, it was hot-chocolate for morning tea rather than our usual fare of a cold drink!
The rain seemed to get heavier the further we drove – I’m not sure if the towns we passed through got a lot of rain or whether we just followed this one rain band as we drove east. Either way, there was a lot of water on the road which made it a little challenging at times, but there was very little traffic so it was an easy drive despite the rain.
We arrived in Albury just after 2pm, checked into our motel and started unloading the car. Our motel room is quite unique – a two story town-house style apartment, but our downstairs part is on the first floor of this Tudor-style manor house (built in the 1980’s). So we have to go from the basement where the car is parked, up two levels to the first floor, and then inside our apartment, we have stair leading up to the bedroom area. It really is quite a spacious apartment – large lounge / dining area with a compact but functional kitchen on one wall – upstairs is a large bathroom with spa bath and a large bedroom with a huge four-post bed. The bed is so high we almost need a ladder to climb into it.
It’s only got one bedroom, but there is plenty of room to set up the cot in the corner away from our bed.
After settling in, we drove to the supermarket to buy some mince and other supplies and then I made some bolognaise for dinner (which Andres loved), making sure I had left-overs so that we could serve this to Andres again tomorrow night.