Adelaide, Australia

Mixed grill including kangaroo and emu


Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon 1992 (Bin 707) is wine at the very best.

Protected animals in Warrawong Sanctuary

Fast-growing eucalyptus trees

Kangaroo III

Kangaroo II

Kangaroo I

At Warrawong Sanctuary, we finally saw kangaroos.

My mom (Sandra Parker) picked the winner Apache King at her very first horse race. On a ‘place’ bet, I won a little on Bel Air.

Apache King won the Adelaide Cup.

Sue Frazer

Hats (and hair) were on display at the horse race.

South Australia holds a statewide holiday on the day of the Adelaide Cup.

At the Adelaide Cup

South Australia holds a statewide holiday on the day of the Adelaide Cup.

This street entertainer drew a big crowd, but he didn't get many paying customers.

We wondered if this was the real thing or a wannabe.

Savory treats in the shop window

A tram runs from the center of town to Glenelg, where a thriving pedestrian area offers cafés, shops and hotels.

The Adelaide waterfront

Cathedral Church of St. Francis Xavier built in 1848 amid heated debate over the construction of a Catholic church

21 May 2001 – Early afternoon, Mom, Dad and I took off on the tram for Glenelg and walked the developed, seashore area for a few hours exploring shops and watching the masses of locals enjoying a picture-perfect day. On our return, Mom and I stopped off at the Adelaide Cup and there, we found Jim, who urged us to place bets before the eighth and premier race of the day. Mom ended up betting A$5.00 on Apache King to win and reaped A$22.50 when he actually did win! And I collected my first winnings – A$12.50 on a place bet with Bel Air. I sure was proud of Mom, who'd never been to a horse race in her life, but still picked the winner. Just goes to show that good things do happen to good people.

Warrawong National Sanctuary
  Adelaide (Jim)
  Notes to my father (Jim)