The plan had been to drive out to Mt. Gambier to visit Andre’s long-unseen host family in Mt. Gambier. The Trotters had other (better) plans for us though and despite their very busy schedules dropped everything and drove five hours out to Melbourne to pick us up! We were very gracious, "No worries!" we were assured.
At the Trotter homestead–a fine spread out in the country–a wallaby took its cue on our arrival and hopped into the front yard for pictures right about beer o’clock.