I returned Monday from my seventh trip to Melbourne, a visit that reaffirmed for me that it is a city that will always remain close to my heart. I will share several photos in this post, but many of the best parts of the trip were not captured with a camera. Those were the times I spent catching up with some of the friends we made during our four years in Australia. I also enjoyed wandering through my favorite haunts reminiscing. At times the remembering contained more pain than pleasure, but even so I am glad that I went back again. It helped to be thoroughly spoiled by so many dear friends--to be treated to coffees, breakfasts, lunches and dinners, to be picked up and dropped off at airports and train stations, and to be driven around from place to place. I am truly thankful.