Today, being Easter Sunday, started with seeing what the Easter bunny had bought. And then, of course, being allowed to eat chocolate BEFORE breakfast.
Today’s first destination was the Royal Australian Mint, but there was a miscommunicaiton and the Powell car ended up at a Parliament House so we had to wait for them to arrive. It didn’t matter at all as everything is so close.
There is no guided tour and nothing was working today (being Easter) so we wandered around and then watched a short film.
And for $3 you could watch a coin being pressed. Not too bad a sourvenier I thought, for just $3.
Then on to our second stop of the day – Parliament House.
There are guided tours here but we didn’t think it best to do with 5 kids so we explored on our own.
The House of Representatives….
And a copy of the Magna Carta…
Time for lunch in the cafe. I had a delicious veggie burger and fries.
We then headed out to explore outside.
We walked up the grass area, where you used to to be able to go to the top, and sat to enjoy the view.
The grass was so beautiful we all took off our shoes to fully enjoy it.
The girls then proceeded to cartwheel or roll down the hill.
And for a bit a trip down memory lane (and a laugh) here’s some photos from our last visit here in 2002. Christy was 6 months and Amy, 3 years.
Then our last stop for the day…
Not a great place for the girls (or us for that matter) but they did have this…
which the girls loved and a few things to do and see.
Tonights dinner was supposed to be a BBQ but the BBQ was filthy so we cooked indoors instead.