I kept my eye out for kangaroos, but sadly didn't see any!
At one point near that white building at the end, two young guys stopped us and asked if we were "keen for a swim".
1) Australians use the word keen religiously but I still laugh when I hear it.
2) these guys were wearing underwear/shorts that were shorter than any shorts I have ever owned and would ever consider wearing in public. (That may be a slight exaggeration, but you get the point.)
3) it was about 60 degrees, so no, we weren't "keen" for a swim. But they complimented us on our cool American accents so that was nice!
After the botanic gardens, we managed to get lost on our way downtown and ended up walking a couple miles before we realized we were going in the wrong direction. It ended up being quite a walk, and all we really wanted was ice cream. In a stroke of luck, the first shop we stumbled upon when we got back to civilization was a cute little ice cream parlor. I literally felt like we had come across the Promised Land. I ordered two scoops and realized my new friends were my kind of people when they thought that was completely normal and did the same. After all, what kind of person only gets one scoop of ice cream...?
We headed back to the city after that!
Pretty sun setting on the train ride home. Overall, Geelong was fun and worth the trip!