We’ve been home from Perth for ages, but we haven’t done much outside the house. We try to get stuck into school work after a holiday, and I always make the boys work doubly hard for their first week back at school. This achieves two things. 1) They never ‘miss’ out on work, and 2) They leave me alone, so I get plenty of post vacation rest. You know I’m lazy, so after a vacation, I take a house vacation. Since we haven’t done much else, I’m still talking about Perth! Yes, it was that good a trip.
On our last full day in Perth, we decided to go to King’s Park. I LOVE gardens, trees, and grass so this was the perfect place for me. And it really is a beautiful place, except for the walkway.
On first glance the walkway looks enticing.
Just a nice low tree-top walkway. Doo-dee-doo.
As we were walking I noticed a glass bridge, that seemed to be up very high. I tried to talk the guys in to turning around, but they all called me a wimp!
Is there anything sweeter to a woman than seeing her man holding their child’s hand, while he’s carrying her bag? This man’s a keeper, and watching them distracted me from the inevitable doom I would face if I looked over the edge of the bridge. My fear of heights dictates that if I look, I will be the one person ever in history to trip, smash through the smash-proof glass, and fall to my death! Eyes straight ahead, eyes straight ahead!!
Here’s the bridge from the ground. Can’t you see why I was worried? It’s a looooong way down!
Look at this tree. It’s 60 years old, and was planted by Queen Elizabeth II, in 1954.
Here she is planting it back in 1954. Trees grow fast in Australia!
Around the Queen’s Tree an artist has painted where the roots are, and how far they’ve stretched. I thought it was rather cool.
While IrishDev went on a few errands, IrishWrath had to be ‘chaser’. They younger ones always want Daddy or their big brother to chase them.
They never want me to play. They know I don’t run fast, I give up easily, and I suck at chasing. I am often ‘den’ instead. Like some big immobile area, that doesn’t move. Yeah, thanks boys!
IrishDev has been wearing our spare Fitbit, just to see how many steps he does in an average day. Days like this day, and all the running he did, he hit 10,000 steps before lunch! *Insert bad language here.
I, on the other had, was being ‘den’ so I couldn’t run around, no matter how much I wanted to. Really, it’s true. I swear!
After he caught them, they decided attack is the best form of defense.