The Statesman Hotel
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Not very nice weather today, it's Monday, Merv has his RDO (rostered day off) today, we've had a sleep in which is always nice.
I had a flip through the tourist book of what to do in Canberra to find something close by with no entrance fees, there is quite a lot of interesting things to see in Canberra and many of them free, the worse part though is the parking, that is what cost you money to visit the attraction.
I came up with a plan for ...
So this city was somewhat of a bust. I'm not sure if it was the cold or the lack of super friendly people in the hostel or if it was just because all of the sights were so far away, but I didn't feel like I could see a whole lot in my two days here and I'm not sure that I'd want to come back for any more than that. Seeing Parliament House was interesting, and old Parliament House was a visit back in time. The ...
... laughter. He won’t live that one down for a while!
We left Tidbinbilla with a burning desire to be the next generation of space explorers!
We then travelled to the CSIRO Discovery Centre where we donned lab coats to carry out some investigations, viewed an intriguing 3-D presentation on solar flares and came face to face with native stick insects and Eastern Long-necked turtles.
After a stop at the National Gallery ...
... walk around ourselves in order to see everything. After the memorial we went to the Australian National Gallery. There are so many lovely works of art inside and outside of the building. At first, Gwyn showed us some arboriginal architecture and then our other tour guide (can't remember her name/:) showed us other gorgeous paintings and oil-based paintings that really capture the way Australians saw the world in their time. The Ned Kelly serious ...
... We all spread out and grabbed some lunch before starting the second half of the trip. While on the bus we have played bus bingo, jeopardy, and had story telling and joke contests. These have made the bus ride so much more bearable than these things can be! We are about and hour away and I am definitely ready to get off the bus and move around. We will be having a group dinner after we get settled so it should be another great night with these great ...