So being school holidays and all, time was ripe for a road trip. Not far, mind you - there's nothing I hate more than being stuck in a car - just to Canberra and surrounds. Oh it was refreshing. Chilly, granted, but then you do expect that in the middle of winter.
On the first day we stopped at the village where Shaun's dad is buried. My view of the (gorgeous) surrounds looked a bit like this...
The boy? Well, it's so quiet there we could let him scoot to his heart's content.
We stopped to throw rocks in the water. Apparently this is totally ace when you're 22 months old. Boy did she not want to move on...
Ooh, look - more rocks!
The next day we meandered into Canberra. So it seems did everyone else - there wasn't a room to be had. Not to worry, we headed back out to the 'hinterland' (if you can call it that, it's all kind of hinterland, isn't it?) after we'd visited Questacon.
Questacon! Whoa. So good! I don't think E learnt anything at all but he sure liked touching all the stuff (gastric alert - ick). He had soooo much fun.
Emboldened, we headed back into The Nation's Capital the next day and checked out the zoo. After almost fainting at the entry cost we did indeed have a marvellous time and declared it worth the (exorbitant amount of) money.
This is the lad in front of a giraffe (apparently).
I liked the otters!
And with an aquarium onsite what more could you want?!
It may have only been a couple of days but, wow, it was amazingly good to get away. Already I am casting my mind forward to next school holidays. And yes, next time we will book...