04.30.2007 -17 °C
We got up this morning and packed up everything again to get back on the train and head to Albury Australia – the family’s namesake…or so we thought! We gathered our bags and headed over to the tourist center attached to our hotel for breakfast. We called our cab again, (this time we had a sane driver) and headed back to the station. As we were sitting in the station waiting for our train, we noticed that our bags were being loaded onto a BUS! We were then told that the first leg of our journey was on a bus and we would transfer to the train after in a place called Cootamundra. After some confusion, we got on the bus only to realize that our first stop was at the bus station ATTACHED TO OUR HOTEL!! We had just left there and caught the cab to the train station! Right back to the beginning….I could have slept in longer! All we could do was laugh at it. The bus ride to Cootamundra was nice. The scenery was beautiful and the ride was relaxing. Once we arrived, we hopped on the train to Albury. Now, of course, when we got off the train, there were a million pictures to be taken. Their last name was on EVERYTHING!
So after taking lots of pictures at the train station, we caught a cab to our hotel. The first thing I noticed in Albury was that it was a small town. We were finally out of the big city and in a smaller one. It was a nice change. The hotel here was smaller than the other ones we stayed in, but more quaint. The restaurant/bar next to the lobby had these really cool glass tables that were fish tanks with live fish in the bottom. We ate supper at the hotel that night and just had an early night. The boys all went down to the bar to have a few drinks and hang out. I went to bed.