Sunday’s In My City #3 – A Surprise Find

25 May

With all of the work and training that has been taking place around here of late, we are trying to get into the habit of going out exploring at least once a week, it doesn’t have to be much just an adventure we can all enjoy.  Take this weekend for example, I trained most of Saturday, boy-child had a class get together Saturday afternoon at the pool and by the time we got back I was so tired I practically passed out with exhaustion.  Come Sunday and a weeks worth of domestic duty was calling but most importantly the cupboard was bare, we needed food and we needed it desperately.

Knowing that the day was swiftly disappearing, we took freezer bags with us to do the shopping so we could leave the groceries in the boot as we ventured off to enjoy a Sunday in my City.

Unknown Mami

Of course by the time we finished shopping we were all tired and grouchy (note to self – Sunday is NEVER a good day to go grocery shopping) so we didn’t want to venture too far away for fear of parental melt-downs, but where to go?  I suggested going to a street that I had never driven down before.  From the main road it looked like it went to bush land, in reality it went no-where, it did however point to a reserve a little further down the road so that is where we headed.  We were barely down the side road when we saw an unexpected sight over the top of the embankment.

What is that in the distance?

Not too sure what you are seeing?  Let’s go a little closer shall we…

Looking Over the River

(WordPress doesn’t like me today and keeps rotating this pic, let’s try another!)

Smiling and Serene

If the statue and the temple that is currently under construction weren’t beautiful and interesting to look at, there was the river valley that they were overlooking that were calling out to be explored.

Walking to the River

Tempting fate, but the river did need to be crossed, luckily we found a dam and stepping stones to help us across.

River Crossing

With plans to come back and explore the river and the temple again we set off for home.

Heading Home

This is the temple we found, the Quang Minh Buddhist Temple.  I can’t wait to come back and see it again, there was another even bigger statue inside the temple that is being built.  The fact that the temple is overlooking the same river I walk along every day and is bike riding distance from here, I think we should get back to visit again soon.

I hope you have enjoyed exploring my city, check out other cities from the links over at the amazing UnknownMami.


Posted by on May 25, 2010 in family & friends everywhere


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9 responses to “Sunday’s In My City #3 – A Surprise Find

  1. mimbles

    May 26, 2010 at 8:40 am

    What a lovely mini-adventure 🙂

    I love that river crossing photo, it brings back memories of a childhood spent exploring, crossing creeks and sometimes falling in!

  2. Ellie

    May 26, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Wow that is a big statue! What an interesting place! It looks like you are in Melbourne, AU?? Have you always lived there? Just curious. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    • superrelish

      May 26, 2010 at 12:16 pm

      In Melbourne, overlooking the magnificent Maribyrnong River in Braybrook.

  3. Unknown Mami

    May 26, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Get out!!! I can’t believe you just found that place. What an amazing find!

  4. Unknown Mami

    May 26, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    P.S. I’m adding your link to the linky.

  5. Leiani

    May 26, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Wow it’s amazing what surprised the universe springs on us! What a wonderful discovery of the statue, temple and peaceful river.

  6. katepickle

    May 27, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Oh we used to live near there… though buddah wasn’t built back then! It’s a fabulous spot to explore!

  7. Louise

    May 27, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    On our must do list. Our weekends are always so taken up with activities that we never seem to have enough time. Maybe Monday might be a good day for this one – something to occupy us on a school free day.


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