My dad and I went for a drive today and ended up stopping at Grants Picnic Grounds for coffee. Located near Kallista ( a small tourist village in the Dandenong Ranges), the Grants Picnic Grounds has a small cafe, a bunch of picnic benches, a bird feeding area and a number of nature walks to choose from. Although its only a half an hour drive from where I live, I felt as though I was transported back in time. The first thing I thought as we got out of the car was 'Damn, this place looks like Jurrassic Park!'. This is what I love most about living in Melbourne, you only have to travel half an hour in any direction to see a different type of ecosystem(?!?!).