Thursday, January 13, 2011
Port Of Echuca
Last Sunday we took a trip to see my Pa in Kangaroo Flat near the township of Bendigo. Then we went for a drive further on up the road to Echuca. We went for a ride on a Paddle Steamer. It was lovely. The kids loved it as did us big kids too :) Then, after looking in at the Blacksmith's shop and the Woodturner's shop and buying some fudge from the Lolly Shop we went for a drive over the border to New South Wales to Denniliquin. It was so sunny and HOT there. The kids wadded in warm water in Edwards River... and there was an inland beach there. We got home very late at night, but the trip was magic for our soul :)
Today I woke the boys up early. Tom took his first train ride "by his own self" (as Mia would say) on a V/Line train to Malmsbury. He did not sleep very much... nor did I. He was excited, I was nervous. It was all okay after I spoke to the train guard and explained Tom was being met at the other end by my cousin.
After the train left, and I did not cry... Nick and I went to an awesome cheap book shop and spent time.. refuge from the absolute bucketing rain.. and we purchased heaps of books... great weather for reading I must say. Well, I do not need to discuss the weather do I? I am sure everyone knows Australia is experiencing the opposite of drought now!