Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Holiday News

I finally have some time to sit down and tell you a little about our holiday here in NSW. The first 2 days while I was at convention Graham wandered around the city looking at a few things and on the Saturday he went to the Swans/ Dockers AFL game at the SCG. He had a really good seat and the Dockers won so that was good.
On Sunday we visited my good friend Bev, who I haven't seen in quite some time so that was wonderful. We plan to see her again next week before we leave. After that Shane and Rebecca and the kids met us at the train station and we caught the train into the city and went down to circular Quay for the Jet Boat Ride that I had given Graham for his birthday and to Shane as a thank you for having us stay. It was drizzling rain all day. Rebecca and I took Photos from across the water at the ferry terminal. This photo is as they were about to leave. Shane and Graham are in the back row.
They came back soaked even though they had the purple rain coats. Shane had bought along a change of clothes but Graham hadn't so had to stay in his wet clothes on the way home. As Ronan wanted to have a boat ride we decided to take the ferry out to Meadowbank and then catch the train back to Turramurra where our car was. The 1 hour trip ended up taking us 2 1//2 hours due to missing one train and then have to change trains twice to get back. Luckily I had my book with me and read during the long waits at the stations and then while travelling. We enjoyed the ferry ride up the river.

This is the Harbour Bridge as we left Circular Quay.

 The Opera House was a little gloomy in the rain.

 When we had to change trains at Epping we came across this very steep and long escalator. I have never seen one so long. Graham took a photo of me half way down.
It was so far down under ground that it smelt like fumes down there. We sure have learnt a lot about travelling by train in the past few days.
 After we got home we then went to Elanora Heights to visit with Graham's Auntie and Uncle and met his cousins Peter and Maryanne. We had a lovely meal there and enjoyed it very much. We have organised to go and spend the day with Peter and Maryanne next Wednesday.
Yesterday we had a rest day and apart from going into Hornsby to dry some clothes and buy a couple of things spent the day at the house.
Shane and Rebecca have 3 chooks and lots of trees around. The leaves are all such lovely colours with the autumn leaves. The parrots come each day looking for a feed. They are almost tame.
 Today we went to Shane's work and I taught a few people a card in their lunch break.
If you are wondering how Ted is going here is a couple of pictures of him. One at Shane's work answering the phone and also one waiting for the train.
My little great niece Aylish is really gorgeous. She enjoyed the ferry ride as you can see in this photo with Rebecca. She is 8 months old and Ronan is 3 1/2. Ronan enjoyed stamping today and proudly showed me his page.


Shane Winfield said...

Yay, I'm on your blog!!!

Been great having you staying with us!

PocketsOfInspiration said...

I love the way you posted your images. The feathering and offset is very nice.

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