First stop the gas station where we filled up the car before heading off into parts unknown. Let me say that it is hard work driving on the left and trying to figure out where you are going. We were on Hume Highway and it looked like it was simply a straight shot from Canberra to Melbourne. Somehow though, we got lost. Lost in a place that is nowhere near a town or people or road signs. We were lost in sheep and cow pastures. So instead of looking out the window at the beautiful scenery, we are praying for St. Anthony to find us! Thankfully we had gas and it was daytime and there was no rain or traffic. Actually,trafic would have been nice; we didn’t see any cars for kilometers and kilometers. At some point I stopped the car, prayed, and then went back the way we had come. Then we saw the sign to turn off in the right direction. It was only on one side of the sign, not both so we didn’t see it the first time. We get into WaggaWagga, get more gas, see some people and cars and feel much better. We kept on going through many small towns, most without even a stop light and seeing lots of sheep and cows. We also saw many signs to visit various wineries. While a winery was on my list, going off the main road was no longer an option so we pressed on toward Melbourne, sans wine!
We found our hostel easily with a free car park attached to it. We checked into our little room with bath and refrigerator and left in search of food. For dinner we had burgers and as Elisa said, the meat tastes better than what we have here. Quite a few places were closed for holiday. We walked around for a while and then made our plans for tomorrow which was Sunday.
We were ready to sit for bit so we took a free bus tour of Melbourne, complete with narration. It is a beautiful city and we are both looking forward to exploring more of it while we are here.