Wednesdays Grateful List

Today I am grateful for the lovely week away David I have had in Adelaide.

Today I am grateful that David was safe the first few days that he rode in Adelaide with Bubba’s Bikelab . Brian Cooke runs this business and is a very professional and safe rider and coach.

While David rode I did a couple of lovely walks along The Torrens.

On the Sunday David and I drove to Hahndorf and enjoyed looking around this beautiful little town. We had the obligatory German Sausage at the Hahndorf Pub.

On Monday I went out to Glenelg – a beachside suburb 1/2 hour away from Central Adelaide.

David and I had dinner on Sunday night at a fabulous restaurant called 2KW . The view, the food and the service were fabulous.

Today I am grateful once the rest of our little band of friends came down to Adelaide. I had some lovely girl friends to do things with and David then rode with some of the boys he rides with in Brisbane. The boys who planned the trip did an amazing job. The riding was challenging but the rides were not all day affairs so we were all able to meet up and have lunch together. The places the boys had organized for lunch were not only very pretty places but the food that we all ate was absolutely amazing!

We started our time together by visiting the Lane Winery and the Bird in the Hand Winery with Kylie and Lionel.

On Wednesday the girls had planned a lovely walk in the Hills but the temperature was predicted to be 41 degrees. We changed our plans and did a Adelaide Market Tour instead. It was a fabulous morning. The Company was called Australian Food Tours and if you are in Adelaide I would highly recommend doing one. We tried ants, beautiful South Australian cheeses, divine tomatoes, scrumptious coffee and very cool Kangaroo Island Gin.

Ants that tasted crunchy and lemony

On Thursday the race finished at Victor Harbour and so we planned to have lunch in Port Elliot and then drive down to Victor Harbour to see the end of the race. We had not actually seen any of the race even though it was Thursday. I had been a cycling groupie and sat at the Hilton having coffee and I had managed to see (but not photograph because I was too much of a chicken ) – Peter Sagan, Caleb Ewan, Matthew Heyman, Alex Edmondson and Phil Legget . We had a walk, lunch and a swim at Port Elliot before driving down to the course and watching the riders race by on their way to Victor Harbour. It was a beautiful way to spend the day. Port Elliot is a very pretty seaside town.

On Friday we continued our amazing food tour of Adelaide and it’s surrounding wineries by having a wonderful lunch at Darry’s Verandah Restaurant in the McClaren Vale . We visited the Cellar Door and then went on and had a degustation lunch. Once again the experience was amazing.

On Saturday the girls visited Maggie Beers in The Barossa and then went on for another lunch at Hentley Farm . Once again we had an amazing day.

Amongst all this eating and drinking the boys actually did do some riding!

What a wonderful week we all had. I am grateful for the wonderful weather, the great accommodation, the delicious food , the incredible planning and most of all the wonderful people we shared all this with.

Until next time

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