I had my mother's car, so we drove down the Great Ocean Road to Lorne.
We stopped along the way to get a few photos of the fantastic view, and the lighthouse at Airey's Inlet.
The weather was actually pretty good, with only patchy rain on the drive, no rain when we went to look at Erskine Falls, and a storm as Emily napped (I watched the storm from the motel-room balcony) which cleared up in time for us to go out and get fish and chips and booze.
On thursday after checking out we drove back along the Great Ocean Road, stopping in Geelong for lunch, then we went to Werribee zoo.
With our 'Friends of the Zoo' memberships it was half-price entry, but it was worth it, and the weather was perfect, not too hot, not too cold.
What can I say about Werribee zoo? It is awesome and worth selling your only child to go there.
In fact do that, because I know I don't like having my zoo visit sullied by *shudder* children.
The bus that you tour the zoo in is this amazing high-tech thing with folding doors, and you feel like you're in Jurassic park.
Our tour leader, Heath, was excellent, giving interesting commentary and passing around various specimens, antlers, ostrich eggs, bison fur.
But, of course the stars of the show are the animals, and with this being spring there were little baby animals too (but for some reason they don't squeal and throw tantrums).
Zebras, giraffes, hippos, rhinos, antelope, bison, ostritches, camels... etc. Fantastic!
That's like the only way in which I envy where ayvah lives, that he's close to Werribee zoo.