We got up and packed while watching some Muppet Christmas movie on tv. Because we didn't have some list of stuff we had to accomplish today, we were very ready to relax and take things easy. We started out by wandering towards the Eureka Skydeck, the tallest building in the southern hemisphere. On the way, we noticed the very unique architecture all around Melbourne. We also noticed that there was a 7-eleven on every corner and a Subway sandwich shop every other block. Rachel and Shanaenae had become Slurpee addicts at some point during our stay in Melbourne- so much for staying away from American brands. We took the elevator up to the 88th floor of the Eureka building and looked out at the city below. The view was marvelous. We could see all the way to the ocean, the mountains, and much of the suburban sprawl because the day was so clear. After that, we wandered over to the Docklands where the new Southern Star ferris wheel is. By new, I mean it opened last Saturday for the first time. We rode to the top in an air conditioned car that you could walk around in. Again, the view was amazing because the day was so clear. We took a tram to the part of town back near the hotel and just sat on a bench by the river for a while. The cool breeze felt good as we sat, talked, and people watched. Eventually we got off our bums and walked around some gardens. Later, we met up with mom, dad, and Mike back at the airport and went to celebrate Christmas traditionally- with Chinese food. Since it had been warm all day, it didn't really feel like Christmas, but somehow Chinese food with the family helped. We flew to Perth.