We did the last load of laundry but it could not be hung as it was raining so after sadly working on packing we ran to the laundry mat to dry the loads. We decided that we should get the boys there haircuts so we did not have to do it first thing. There Halloween …
Today was a Mommy & kids day! Daddy was off to visit ARB so we had him drop us off at the Zoo (and made him promise not to loose us like at the laundry mat last week)! Lucky he dropped us off just shortly after it opened cuz it took us all day to …
We spent the morning working on Math again but by afternoon everyone need a break and out of the house so we transitioned school to the science museum.
It was very similar to our OMSI. We had just missed the dinosaurs but there was a great sports & fitness section that was lots of interactive stuff for the kids. It was lots of physics play and the kids just loved it!
I think we had another lazy homework catch up day!
That was a busy 13 days and we were glad to be at home base for a breather! Sad to know the count to home was only a week away. It has been a truly amazing trip. My favorite part has been watching the kids absorb so much from the new environment. All three have …
We debated on how to get home…the fast way, back the Great Ocean Road, or thru the Grampians.
Despite the rains the Grampians won as we left…so close we didn’t want to go home we did not check this one off the list.
The weather was not the best but we did catch a clearing for a couple of short walks and saw the beautiful mountains.
Photos to come…
Today the Mac’s gave us a driving tour of the Warrnambool area. We went out to a national park where we got to see the volcano, the Koala’s (a wild one with her baby above her in the tree!), and wild emus.
Unfortunately we had just missed whale season so the whale beach was a bit empty but was still quite beautiful. The dark sand and the teal water is just lovely!
After our tour it was time for lunch and a rest. The kids we quite tired after the last few days.
Then we met up again for a walk along the beach in town. The cliffs with the tide pools and the middle island with the fairy penguins. The kids splashed a bit before it was time for dinner. After dinner it was off to the movies to see the film Oddball. The movie takes place in Warrnambool and is about middle island and the penguins we had just visited! How fun! I’m sure the kids are going to love to share this with their friends!!
After our late arrival in Warrnambool we got a quick hello from the Mac’s. He was an exchange student when my father was in high school…a part of the family for a long time.
We slept in a bit in the morning then it was off to the beach to watch him swim in the bay. His Saturday morning routine. What a fun place to live where you can go for an ocean swim every weekend! We walked along the beach as he swam with his group of friends. After the swim we let the kids play at the park for a bit until it was time for some lunch. They just loved the flying fox, zip line, and we’re planning how they could make one at home!
After lunch and rest it was time for our Surf lessons. The kids and I had so much fun. I’m sure it will be on the list again!!
We then had a lovely dinner together chatting and catching up with things going on. Quite a lovely day at the beach!
The last 10 days were the crazy days of our trip. Jam Packed fun everyday. We flew to Tasmania for 4 days the a day at sea and 4 days to Sydney. It was a lot of traveling and we are ready for a relaxing weekend at the beach!
Even though it would take slightly longer to get to Warrnambool via The Great Ocean Road we did not want to miss the sight. We had to start the morning with the washing and letting the kids rest a bit from the traveling in the car. What a beautiful drive.
The coast was great but this guy was my favorite. Love, Love, Love the Koalas!!