Thursday, July 25, 2013

The latest and greatest reason to skip school!

We have had a few reasons, but this week we have had some great ones.

My 11 year old took off Monday to recover from a 22km hike up and down a mountain carrying all his own gear and staying overnight on Saturday. 

We then all took off Tuesday to go to the zoo.  It was a fantastic day, although a little rushed.  The weather was good, mostly sunny with a few clouds.  No major nasty wind and no rain!  That is pretty good for winter here.  Taronga Zoo is close to us, well, sort of.  It is a 2 hour trip down to Sydney but worth it.  I love it there and have my favourite exhibits.  I love the penguins, the reptiles, the platypus and the glider possums.  I don't like the koalas (smelly!) or the kangaroos (very boring).  Very unAustralian of me, I guess! 

After a full day at the zoo, photos to come, and an evening out we got home at the very unreasonable hour of 11pm.   Thereby creating a very good reason to have Wednesday off, don't you think?!

Something I have realised - an annual pass to a zoo is never a bad idea.  And there is a good chance you will make more of an effort to use it if you have already paid for the visit.  When we move north again it will be among the first Christmas presents - an Australia Zoo pass, and we will also add in a Dreamworld pass and maybe a Seaworld pass too.  Ahh, the joys of non-clutter presents!  lol

Best wishes
Jen

2 comments:

  1. Very cool reasons to miss school! Sounds like you all had a lot of fun. :)

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  2. You are moving to Queensland! Great place to live.
    We have many good reasons to cancel school for the day :-) Now that I have one actually going out to school it will be a challenge to get him there on days when there are fun things going on at home!
    Have a good weekend, Jen.

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