Well, not too much of a sleep on for this early bird family. I think Amy & I were up about 6am, Kevin around 6.30 and Christy about 7.30am. We lazed about reading, playing DS’s and having some breakfast. At 8.30am we went for a swim in the indoor pool. But it was a bit cold so Kevin & I headed straight for the spa.
After showering (the girls enjoyed the huge 2 person bath) and getting dressed we met up with Mum & Dad. The first stop today was Sydney Tower as my poor deprived children have never been to the top :-). We got our ticket and caught the lift to the top. The view was amazing – we picked the perfect day that’s for sure.
The building with the dome in the center is the Queen Victoria Building where the wedding was held.
We caught the lift back down and were too late to see the Oz Trek (ride movie) so we headed off in search of an early lunch. We ended up in the David Jones cafe, where I had a delicious Minestrone Soup – which unfortunately had meat in it (tiny bits that I had to try and avoid).
We then decided to visit the Hyde Park Barracks as none of us had been there before.
It was very interesting and well worth a visit. We scored a bargin and it was half price today – which meant just $15 for the six of us! We wondered through the rooms and displays. There was quite a bit for kids to do as well.
On way back to Sydney Tower we walked though Hyde Park.
We then did Oz Trek – it was quite cute – very obviously aimed at tourists, but it’s included in the ticket price so not too bad. Next up was the Apple Store. I needed some new headphones and Mum ended up getting an i-phone. The girls had fun playing.
Last stop for the day was the cupcake shop (just 2 doors up from the apartment). They all looked so yummy and it was very hard to choose just 2!.
I didn’t really think about it very well and chose a mango and orange jaffa! The orange jaffa was the nicer of the two but both were a little on the dry side. Still, they went down very nice with a cup of tea back at the apartment.
We then said our farewells (Mum & Dad are staying an extra night) and set off home to Wollongong, picking up pizza for dinner on the way. We got home around 6.30pm to two pups that were VERY happy to see us.