25 January 2007

Getting to Know You: A Blogger Visitor

Here's the scenario this week. Imagine you've made a connection with another blogger who lives in a completely different part of the world than you do. This blogger is about to take a trip and the connection you've made is so strong that she is going to make your house one stop on her trip. (Yay!) Unfortunately she can only stay at your place for 24 hours (boo!), but she'd like to see some nearby sights while visiting with you.
Keeping in mind that time is quite limited, so you have to stick pretty close to home (although not necessarily right IN your town - just anyplace you could go as a day trip), try looking around you with the eyes of someone who has never seen your area and tell us some things you'd share with...A Visitor to Your Hometown

Firstly, she would just HAVE to stay for two days, because Australia is so spread out.
1. Your visitor wants to see something historical. Where would you take her and why?
Ballarat’s Sovereign Hill (1/2 drive from where I live) because it’s an outdoor museum replicating the hustle and bustle of the 1850s. You can pan for gold or visit the blacksmith shop, candle maker or other shops there. Mind you, you need to watch out for the horse-drawn vehicles. After that, whilst not historical, I would take my visitors to the Ballarat Wildlife and Reptile Park to experience numerous Aussie creatures, come in close contact with koalas, emus and other native animals. For lunch, there are many scrumptious places to choose from. In the afternoon I would suggest we visit an art gallery to view the original Eureka Flag and Australian art.
2. She wants to see something hysterical...well, mildly amusing anyway. She'd even go for cute, quirky, odd, or unique. Where would you take her and why?
We would hop along to a Circus Oz show. The performers presents audiences with a circus that is also a playful theatrical subversion of the idea of 'circus'. Not your average circus.
3. She wants to take some beautiful and/or interesting photos to fill her albums when she gets home. Where would you take her?
We would take a day drive along the Great Ocean Road, a breath-taking drive along the South-West Coast of Victoria. We would stop to look at the beach, waterfalls and parks. We would stop at coastal towns including Torquay, Warrnambool, and the historical villages of Queenscliff and Port Fairy.
4. She'd like to buy a souvenir that will remind her of your area every time she sees it. What would you suggest and where would you go to get it?
I would not recommend buying something but rather finding a seashell, some driftwood and maybe seaglass from one of the many beaches we would visit. However I would suggest taking only one shell, we must leave shells for others to enjoy.
5. Wow, it's been a long day and you're both ready for a snack, or maybe even a meal. Where would you take her to really get the flavor of your area?
There are many wineries to visit, and I would recommend Witchmount Estate to sample some local wine and Italian menu.


Tammy said...

I want to come visit!! It sounds fabulous!! Thank you for sharing!! :)

Deb R said...

That sounds like a great couple of days! I already wanted to visit Australia and this makes me want to even more.

Pam Aries said...

First of all..it is not too late to join in on the Frida Swap! Girl.. I am going to play Mother here and tell you that you can do it! THINK outside the BOX! A year ago , I would never have done this Frida style Portrait thing! TRY it .!!!! Now you have gotten my curiosity up..WHAT is a typical Australian cuisine? I live in a BIG tourist town here in Charleston, South Carolina. WE are steeped in stuff to do and see.Love ya! Pam Aries

Tammy said...

Australia has always been on my "must see list" and I would love to see it with you! Awesome

altermyworld said...

hi I am starting to think about your art doll. Could you email me

Anything that touches you, fills your soul, your passion, what does this doll mean to you. etc....
I am most eager to make your doll what you want it to be.

Jana B said...

WOW... the drive along the beach sounds HEAVENLY!!!!

I love the idea of taking a piece of sea glass as the souvenir... much more authentic than the things I picked!!!! lol

Gemma said...

Oh...I want to come see you!!!Sounds wonderful!!!

Terri /Tinker said...

Ooo! Sounds lovely - and I'd much rather have a seashell or pretty rock from a place than a t-shirt or such. Thanks for the tour!! Should be there in just a couple of days :-)

lizzzzzzzy said...

Loved visiting you! I would want you to visit in the autumn, late October here in NW Arkansas. I think we would just make it an arty jaunt. We would go to near by Eureaka Springs which grew up in the 1880s. Many colorful victorian houses and hotels. It is an art village. IT is all steep hills full of shops. Mostly local artists, delightful cosy cafes. The views would wow you on the way over, less than two hours away. Fayetteville it self is known locally for the Razorback college sport team. I would recommend you NOT take a razorback home--unless you want to laugh for days to come.

littledawnieno1 said...

Gee wizz !
I want to visit you and I live in OZ.
Thanks for your comments on my blog.

How special was the seals on the beach. Doesnt mother nature give us wonderful moments !
You are lucky to have shared the beach with them

Will visit again soon