Where are we now?

Where are we now?
Where are we now? Tahmoor, NSW. Updated 7th December 2011

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Day 80. Perth

A day enjoying some 'us' time...

Lachlan wanted to 'cook' breakfast for everyone this morning, but he wouldn't let on what he had planned. We gathered around the table eagerly awaiting what surprise he had in store for us, as he busily cooked what we hoped would be a culinary feast! After a short wait, we were rewarded with what can only be described as a masterpiece! Brought out before us on our own individual plates were stacks of pancakes generously drizzled with maple syrup and topped with not one, but two scoops of creamy vanilla ice cream. (sorry no photo's are available as we were too busy devouring our 'breakfast'). Thank you very much mate, we really did enjoy your breakfast! Yummy!

Geoff insisted that he take Scarlett and Lachlan for the day and that Bec and I should take off and check out what Perth has to offer. After careful consideration, and much deep thinking, Bec and I were out the door before anyone had a chance to finish their pancakes!

I took Bec straight into Perth City to check out the shopping mall's and arcades; as she really hasn't experienced real 'shopping' for quite some time now. We went from shop to shop, and Bec so wanted to buy everything in sight. I must admit that I was very impressed with her will power as she didn't buy much at all; clothing for Scarlett and Easter shopping was all she really did.

After a while we both noticed the increasing number of people. It was obviously around lunch time, as people were everywhere; especially where food courts were located. I was feeling a little overwhelmed (as I'm sure Bec was too), and we decided to head out of the city and find a more sedate place to find some lunch and just have some 'us' time. On the way back to the car, we found a quiet little cafe/bar that served lunches, so we went in to investigate. We found a nice table in the corner and ordered lunch. We have now discovered "Lamb Shank Rolls" - a type of sausage roll that is filled with all the delights of a lamb shank meal. The meat inside was sooo tender, and there was even mint sauce and veg etc inside. Bec loved it so much that when she gets a chance next, she wants to try and make this dish! I can't wait!

I bought myself some new TEVA sandals the other day, and it just so happens that where I parked was across the road from the 'Wellington Army Surplus Store' again. We went in to have a look, and Bec walked out with her own brand new set of TEVA sandals! They are just so comfortable...

Next we headed over to King's Park. This place overlooks the City of Perth and the Swan River. The botanical gardens are amazing, and the panoramic views from the various lookouts were superb! The WA State War Memorial is also located in King's Park, so we took some time out to visit this memorial and reflect on the past sacrifices made by so many brave Australian servicemen...

After a great day out we then returned back to Joondalup, and discovered what mischief Scarlett, Lachlan and Geoff got themselves into today. They also had a great day just taking some time out, and walking up to the shops to get an ice cream (or two). Apparently they were also a little spoiled by Geoff and enjoyed a 'feast' of doughnuts for lunch!

Bec and I really enjoyed our time together today. It was great just to have some time to ourselves for a change, and Geoff's offer to look after Scarlett for the day was very much appreciated.

Thanks mate!

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