Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Canberra to Cooma

If you've been following us you'll know we spent the first night of our trip in Moss Vale. Our next night was spent at Alivio CP in O'Connor in Canberra. It was a cool night and the kids were in the spa for a good hour. Of course they insisted on jumping in! 

On Monday morning we met up with my oldest friends at the Pod Playground at the National Arboretum. I've known these girls and their mums since I was born! It's an excellent place for kids (& big kids too)! If you plan to visit I'd say the one criticism of the playground is a distinct lack of shade. Make sure you have sunscreen and hats! 

I was living in Canberra for Uni during the Canberra fires and I remember the skies filled with smoke. It was eery & scary. The Arboretum was borne out of this tragedy and you can see the long term vision of the place. It's brilliant! 

After the kids had a good run around we headed to our friends' farm just out of Cooma. We love visiting these guys because it's one of the only places where our kids can run free - in the paddocks - collecting plums from the trees & playing with the dogs. The kids love hanging out together & while they play and run we can chat in the kitchen! 

Thanks to Alice for the pics of the caravan & truck within Dorothea MacKellar's poem. 

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