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... which was really nice.
Throughout the week I had time to get to know the children better. By Tuesday I had learned the route to both schools and so I felt really comfortable taking the kids to and from school on my own. The roads here are a little strange though so It does take some getting used too.
I got to see a 'heap' (they use this word a lot here) of kangaroos just chilling around the local area, which was funny and a little strange. They are nuts though and ...
... other HelpX commitments that side trip never materialised, so when we were offered to change it to Canberra it seemed a appropriate location to complete our journey to become Australians.
The drive from Batemans Bay was long and windy and mainly uphill, it was slow going on the old van and at times it felt like we would never get there, maybe missing out on the extreme Sonwy Mountains wasn't so bad after all, the old girl may not have made it out alive!
... TV screen outside.
Our next stop was at the National Arboretum which has only been open for a year. We went into a building that looked like an armadillo, met the boys and ordered a very nice lunch, mine was chicken snitzel with coleslaw and aioli, plus a glass of wine. The views over the City were lovely. We also strolled around the bonsai exhibition.
The next stop for us girls was a visit ...
... There was even a kids discovery area where they got to see what it was like in a submarine during the Cold War, life in the trenches during WWI, life at home helping the war effort in WWII and in a helicopter in Vietnam. We also did some searches for Great Grandad George Edward Jacques and Grandad Alvan Jacques service records.
When people will ask me about my holiday I will recommend to everyone that they should visit the Australian War Memorial.
... morning though) to get on the bus for the 40 minute trip into the heartland of our country.
So what was on the menu today? There was a variety of activities organised for each bus. Bus One and Two went to the Australian Electoral Education Centre, Australian Mint, Australian War Memorial and the Australian Institute of Sport. Bus Three went to Cockington Green, CSIRO and the Australian Electoral Education Centre.
With early showers failing to threaten ...