Sunday, February 22, 2009

A fun day for a change


No I havent been feeding the kids to the sharks.....this is an odd little b&b on the foreshore at Glenelg....it used to pride itself on its spa-baths now its turned into quite an interesting spectacle...

Took the kids out for the day - yes you can hear the cash registers going c'ching$$$ - but it wasnt too bad. Caught the tram to Glenelg - had vouchers for a free trip on the Big Wheel - it was pretty slow, but a peaceful experience - although James said he didnt enjoy it! Loves the tram ride though - maybe we could just go up and down city/Glenelg on it - like a progressive dinner. (from Maccas to Maccas!)
James did find something that he enjoyed...but eventually the noise got to us all...

Called into the Interstate Train terminal on the way home, to collect some brochures, and just as we sat down for (another) coffee.... the Indian Pacific pulled in....what a treat, then one of the kind workers offered us a peek at one of the new Gold Class carriages...

It was at this point the little guy lost it a bit - too much for one day I feared..

Anyway - we all had a great day....even hubby who was on a fishing club outing - returning with Whiting for tomorrow night's dinner!

4 comments:

Artoholic said...

I can only just remember my visit to Glenelg - I was in my 20's - no memory cells left from then.

That shark mouth doorway used to be at Manly beach as well. Every beachfront needs one, just to instill confidence in swimmers.

Sounds like you all had a fun day, until the train.

Don't mention the words "Indian Pacific" to me. I have nightmarish visions of the pilot's Strike, where we spent 2.5 days sitting bolt upright in a smokers carriage full of bare footed feral children running up and down the carriage....

diane said...

Sounds like a better day than the last post. Great shot of missy's facial expression. Tram rides might be a cheap way to entertain james. Like the progressive dinner idea but not Maccas for me. I belive they have one in Melbourne dinner on a tram that is.
By the way Bill has shown you how to make an apricot pie on his blog here:
http://billsponderings-wilbo43.blogspot.com/2009/02/swiss-apricot-pie-aprikosenkuchen.html

Jules said...

Hi, me again :)

I am pretty sure that shark B&B in Glenelg is where DH and I had an unpleasant wedding anniversary experience a couple years ago. I best not say what happened, because I might have it mixed up with one near it. Just that it looks very familiar.

Great pics! I love Glenelg ! :)

I'm glad you and the kids had fun day! Trams are the way to go ! :)

I am sure your kids would love an outing on the Stream Ranger one day, it goes through here on the way to Victor Harbour.

http://www.steamranger.org.au/marketing/home_new.htm

mandy said...

You should have let me know...I`m only 5 minutes from Glenelg...We could have caught up for coffee....lol....
Daniel loves Glenelg, there is so much for the kids to do down there but you want to have a full purse....
I`m not in favour of the new trams...Give me the old ones anyday.....