Wednesday, July 11, 2012

On the road

We're off travelling - packed up the car, shoehorned in the kids and headed about a thousand miles to the north-east ... without it getting noticeably warmer. Packing was like preparing for the Mars Landing - what if it's cold? what if it's hot? what if it rains? We left our house (and cat) with a friend who's staying until he finds a place of his own and I think he was very relieved when we eventually made it out of the driveway.

This photo can stand in for any of the innumerable frigid parks and brick public toilet blocks we've visited in tiny little country towns. At least there wasn't much traffic.

We went to the radio telescope at Parkes ... famous for receiving the broadcast from the first moon landing in 1969 (everywhere in the USA was on the wrong side of the earth or something). Kind of interesting, but really it's just a big dish on its side, and even the boys thought the displays were a bit babyish. Surprisingly, the aviation museum at Narromine was fascinating - they have a replica of the 1909 Wright Flyer which was hand made from wood and fabric a couple of years ago. And it flies, although it is impossible to see how!

The road, the endless road.

1 comment:

  1. it sounds like you are going to hav a great time on your vacation. enjoy!