Easter Show 2015

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It was fun to once again spend a day at the Easter Show with the Powells. Unfortunately Athena wasn’t up to attending. I vlogged the day so be sure to check it out if you want to see more details of the day. First stop of the day was the showbag pavillion. I always sit this one out to conserve my feet (and my energy) and this year, surprisingly, neither Kevin or Christy got a showbag. I was rather proud :-).

The fruit and veg displays were awesome this year.

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Of course Kevin couldn’t resist getting a waffle on a stick.

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About 11.15 we headed into the main arena to get seats for the midday show.

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I had a salad while we waited, but it wasn’t terribly filling. I really should have bought lunch from home.

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Then it was time to hunt down some corn on the cob.

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I ended up getting to have two as there were a few spares.

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Some signs of Autumn.

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Time to check out some of the animals.

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The four horned sheep.

 

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I kinda ran out of energy and was feeling sick. Having just had veggies for the most part, I wanted something more filling to eat. I’d forgotten how hard it is to find vegetarian food WHEN you want it at the show, but thanks to Leanne (who was very worried about me) we finally found some veggie spring rolls. Not what I’d really been wanting but they sure hit the spot, and with a bit of a rest, I was feeling a lot better.

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Kevin and Erica were clowning around as they waited.

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Not too long after this we called it quits for the day and said our farewells and headed home. The Powells stayed for a few more hours. Just as we arrived back we could see a low full moon over the lake. So awesome and a great end to a great day.

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Todays vlog:

Visit to the dog beach

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It was a stormy but warm day when I took the dogs to the dog beach.

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It didn’t bother them though….

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Actually I was kinda wishing I had bought my swimmers as the water was really warm (for the ocean).

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Birthday trip to the zoo

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For part 2 of her birthday celebration Athena chose to visit Taronga Zoo in Sydney with some of her old school friends.

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They caught the train and ferry, while Kevin and Christy & I drove up, taking 2 cars so we could bring everyone home.

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We were lucky it was a day of blue skies, but unlucky in that it was an extra hot one !!

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While we waited for the kids to arrive I rested (trying to conserve my energy for the day) and Kevin & Christy visited to koalas.

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Finally they all arrived, we supplied them with snacks and water and made arrangements to meet up for lunch in a few hours.

 

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I think the giraffes have the best view in the zoo.

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Christy was keen to see the seal show again – it’s a good one because the focus is very much on education. And I’m always reminded of the big tantrum Christy had near here back when she was about 2 years old.

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The elephant area is lovely now.

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and the real highlight of our day was watching, not one, but three, elephants have a bath.

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Loved the sun bears too.

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While waiting before lunch we watched this cute little family of birds…

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and Christy played with a snake :-).

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After lunch there were more animals, and awesome views, to see.

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Remind you of anyone ???

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I’d forgotten just how beautifully landscaped the zoo is.

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So many stunning flowers, including this waratah.

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We ended up having ice cream and leaving around 3pm, only because it was SOOO hot and everyone was feeling a big energy sap because of it. It was a great day and I hope to revisit again one (cooler) day soon.

To see more of our day please check out the vlog. It’s worth watching just to see the elephants have their baths.

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