Oldest Niece invited us to the huge animal petting farm known as the The Big Goose. Ex Sis in Law, her husband, Oldest Niece, her partner and their three children, Little M, Little Em and Little L the boy were with us.
It was an 8.30 departure time from home for us on a Sunday morning to be lined up at opening time of 10. We immediately grabbed tables in the shade of huge cypress trees for our picnic lunch.
The animal petting farm was very good with a large variety of native and exotic animals and included reptiles. Although numbers were limited because of you know what, it was very busy. There was a water 'splash' area for kids to play and get saturating wet, which is exactly what the great nieces did.
We had taken a picnic lunch which we ate early and we were pretty well done by then, in more ways than one. We went back to Ex Sis in Law's house to see Hippie Niece and her cafe latte coloured twins for a hour and then headed home.
Today, Wednesday, we picked up seven year old Little M for a two night stay as it is school holidays. A terrible accident on the freeway delayed us twenty minutes with R pointlessly fuming. Little M has already had a swim in the pool with R and a shower and is now watching YouTube Kids. Boy can she can talk and ask questions! I assured her she would die if she fell from our balcony and the balcony rule of two feet on the balcony paving must be followed. What about the bottom apartment? There isn't a balcony. What about level one? You would probably break a bone if you didn't land on your head. Dearest Little M, would you like to connect up your iPad to our Wi-Fi.
Tomorrow it will be lunch at the 'Scottish restaurant' and a visit to ACMI and another swim. Home made pizza tonight. Chicken schnitzel tomorrow night.
Here are a few photos from The Big Goose starting with an American style barn.