School holiday outings
It's School Holidays in South Australia, and that just happens to coincide with me still being on leave. Yesterday, seeing as the car was booked in for a service, I suggested we might all head into the city to see the sights. It was going to be a lovely fine day too.
After dropping off the car, we caught the train into the city, which the kids enjoyed (especially going through the tunnels).
A note for the future: the museum doesn't open until 10am, and there's not a lot else open before then! Some pre-packed morning tea saved the day however.
There's also a train display in Rundle Mall, including a free Thomas train ride, which was a bit of a hit.
We had a bit of time to kill before lunch so I crazily suggested we have a look through Toys R Us while telling the kids we weren't going to buy anything. Amazingly, the kids were happy to browse, but didn't kick up a fuss when we left without any new acquisitions.
Time for lunch (hotdogs and donuts) then a walk back to the station to catch the next train home.
This is where things could have gone horribly wrong. A combination of pregnant wife and two tired kids plus the fact that because the car was still being serviced, we had to catch a bus home, but that meant a 1.5km walk home from the bus stop. You would think this is a recipe for disaster, except for the fact that there just happens to be a park with a playground half-way.
So after a short stop to recharge batteries/try out the slides and swings, we made it home in one piece.
The whole day was a really enjoyable, and we all a great time. Not every family outing is like this, but it is nice to have a good one every now and again!