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#1 Hypnic Jerk

Posted 09 February 2020 - 05:44 PM

We have 4hrs between 2 appointments at the Alfred Hospital.

MIL is not overly mobile, anything she can do while there?  She can walk about 500m.

I'm free, I don't need to be with her, FIL will be, I'm just the taxi.  What can I do?  I'll have my car, but I'm happy to walk or take PT.

#2 rosie28

Posted 09 February 2020 - 05:49 PM

Maybe not for MIL, but you could pop to Prahran Market. Maker and Monger is there and you could have a heavenly cheese toastie.

#3 Sugarplum Poobah

Posted 09 February 2020 - 05:59 PM

Fawkner Park is across the road -- can you take a picnic? (This is weather dependent of course)

I'll second Prahran market, providing it's market day. You're also close enough to go for a quite extensive wander down Chapel Street.

#4 born.a.girl

Posted 09 February 2020 - 06:00 PM

I guess it depends a bit on where you live and normally inhabit.  If you're not generally anywhere near that area, I'd walk around Albert Park Lake.

Chapel Street Prahran, Hawksburn shopping centre or High street Armadale are all good for gawking.

Alternatively you could all go down somewhere like the St Kilda foreshore just for the views.

Given you don't need to have parked to get back in time for the second appointment, that could work.

Of course the first appointment could run quite late, which means you might not all have time to go gallivanting.

#5 SFmummyto3

Posted 09 February 2020 - 06:09 PM

The 16 tram to st Kilda? Sit somewhere for lunch or takeaway and watch the world go by, if the weather is ok.

Tram along st Kilda rd past the gardens to Southbank or city?

#6 Sugarplum Poobah

Posted 09 February 2020 - 06:54 PM

View Postborn.a.girl, on 09 February 2020 - 06:00 PM, said:

I guess it depends a bit on where you live and normally inhabit.  If you're not generally anywhere near that area, I'd walk around Albert Park Lake.


They'll be setting up for the grand prix now which makes parts of the lake less accessible -- it's a real pain (I used to live near it)

#7 PrincessPeach

Posted 09 February 2020 - 06:58 PM

Of she isnt overly mobile, can you ask to borrow a wheelchair between appointments so you & your FIL can take her for a longer walk?

#8 tenar

Posted 09 February 2020 - 07:07 PM

There are heaps of cafes in the vicinity.  You could easily walk to one within 500m (more like 100m) for lunch.

Fawkner Park is pleasant.

Catch a tram into the cbd (20 min trip, roughly) and do something there?

#9 born.a.girl

Posted 09 February 2020 - 07:07 PM

View PostSugarplum Poobah, on 09 February 2020 - 06:54 PM, said:

They'll be setting up for the grand prix now which makes parts of the lake less accessible -- it's a real pain (I used to live near it)



Already?  Holy magoly.

The time of year, too, when most could be out enjoying the park in the warmer weather.

#10 Sentient Puddle

Posted 09 February 2020 - 07:19 PM

I would wander over to Prahan Market and then along Chapel St to Toorak road and walk back through Fawkner Park.  Also a few interesting op shops both on Commercial Rd and Chapel St.

#11 Sugarplum Poobah

Posted 09 February 2020 - 08:43 PM

View Postborn.a.girl, on 09 February 2020 - 07:07 PM, said:

Already?  Holy magoly.

The time of year, too, when most could be out enjoying the park in the warmer weather.

Yep,  takes up to two months generally -- it's much quicker to take down as the safety considerations aren't quite so intense (the barriers have to be able to withstand huge impacts if the worst happens during a race).

Most of the park is still open, it can just be harder to navigate.

#12 Hypnic Jerk

Posted 11 February 2020 - 11:52 AM

It looks like FIL will stay with DD until she leaves for school, meaning I'll be taking MIL in on my own and stay with her.  Rules out gallivanting.

#13 sealie

Posted 21 February 2020 - 01:03 PM

I have no suggestions to add but love the topic name - it certainly drew me in.

#14 Flaxen

Posted 21 February 2020 - 02:40 PM

View Postsealie, on 21 February 2020 - 01:03 PM, said:

I have no suggestions to add but love the topic name - it certainly drew me in.

Me too!

But be aware you may not have a mere 4 hrs, the appts may get delayed (as they do) or just take a lot longer than expected.  So you could be looking to fill 6 hrs.

I would plan a trip to the movies.

Edited by Flaxen, 21 February 2020 - 02:42 PM.


#15 wallofdodo

Posted 21 February 2020 - 02:49 PM

There is a tram stop right out the front. You could take a picnic lunch and just ride the tram for a while!

#16 AnythingGoes

Posted 21 February 2020 - 04:30 PM

This thread topic freaked me right out. Killing time - geez what the hell are they up to at the Alfred?




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