29 December, 2014


Christmas has been & gone.  We now have a couple of weeks of Stuart being home on holidays.  I still have to work my normal days but that's OK.  We can spend a bit of time doing a few other activities.  

Sunday was a good day to start.  The Honey Shop was one place I had wanted to visit for a while as I had been told it was interesting for children with the insides of a beehive that they could see in & things like that that are educational for them.  It was quite interesting.  A shop full of more bee paraphernalia than you could ever imagine existed!  Also tasting of all the different varieties of honey & there must have been about 20 different things to try!   Icecream was the only thing DJ wanted to try though.  We had those on our way out.  lol  

On the way to our next stop we came across the salmon ponds which we made the detour too.  That wasn't as good as it could be.  It has a lot of potential but was a bit of a let down.  Either way, the boys enjoyed feeding the fish, walking to the waterfall & around the property of wetlands.  

I was looking forward to lunch!  We took the boys to a 50's diner.  So cool.  No pictures allowed of inside though & I thought they were going to tell me off a couple of times but they didn't.  I did try to keep it to a few pics of the boys in the end as tempted as I was to take some inside.  Full of burgers, fries & shakes we headed off to the park.

This old train was in a park in the town that we were in for lunch.  The boys thought it was pretty good.  Stuart & I on the other hand are disappointed about the whole way things have evolved in parks.  When we were both small we used to go to the same park (not together) & play on the train too.  In those days you could climb all over it.  Over the front, on top!  Now it's all caged in & you can go in the cab to drive.  That's it.  

Another stop on the way home to see the cheese factory & do a little tasting there.  There was a small herd of pretty cows too that needed a picture.  

It was a nice day, beautiful weather & a good day playing tourist, showing the boys some interesting things!  


Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day together. Holidays are so good to just relax and go off.

Bron said...

Fun days indeed....these days are the best.

We visited the Bee Shop when we were there back more than 7 years ago....looks like you discovered some cool places in your own backyard.
Happy New Year xxxx

Sally said...

Lovely dovely times indeed.

It can be a bit disappointing going back to childhood faves... memory + expections + changes... not always a good mix.