Sunday, February 8, 2009

Sunday cruising !

James continuously scours his favourite book, the street directory, and knows most of the highway, bi-way and route numbers in the state. He has a fascinating mind (at times)
Anyways, he decided he wanted to check out this random road, in the foothills, and given the arrival of a cool change (and the fact we had hardly been out in a fortnight) I gave in.
Well the road, was more of a lane, unsealed but with a quirky enough name to get his attention - Hannaford Hump road. After this rough encounter we found ourselves at Humbug Scrub, on the way to the Barossa - dont get excited, me and 2 kids - no drinking!
Well I got completely lost, and it brought home just how dry the Adelaide surrounds were - I tell you I wouldnt have been on those roads if it was hotter or windier! Some of the trees were already very blackened.
We were in the Para Wirra National park it turns out - but couldnt entice him out of the car to visit the Wildlife Sanctuary or the Whispering Wall - both would have been good fun!

"The fascinating Whispering Wall has unique acoustic effects that allow you to whisper at one end, and have a friend hear your whisper more than 100 metres away. Children in particular love visiting the wall and testing its abilities.

The Whispering Wall is in fact a retaining wall for the Barossa Reservoir and provides a scenic view of the reservoir. A collection of water supply heritage items is also on display"

We had plenty of time for lots of conversation - when asked whether James knew the words to the National Anthem - his response was "I am an Australian, I just stand there! "

Had to laugh (and laugh) but Lauren just got car sick!!! Note to self - give her a quells before embarking on windy road adventures......

4 comments:

Sassy said...

Hi Hosky!
Wow that is an amazing mind! I struggle to remember the names of streets I travel every day!
As for the national anthem? :)....I know and sing the first part but fall silent at the second verse...we never sang it when I was in school, now it's the done thing! (at our school)

mandy said...

I used to love going to the Whispering Wall as a kid...I can remeber we would make a day of it and have picnic lunches...Ah they were the days....
Come to think of it I don`t think I have ever taken Daniel there....Must write that dow on the things to do list....

Artoholic said...

That's quite an adventure you all had!

I don't think I could resist saying "naughty" words at that whispering wall.....

No drinking huh?

I could've done with a carton of quells yesterday.

diane said...

A fun trip. James sounds like a special boy.