Friday, 22 January 2010

A Quick Trip

Last Saturday, we ventured down to Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast for a few nights. We stayed at the lovely Rydges Resort which was very family orientated and although not right on the beach, it had plenty to offer. The kids enjoyed the swimming pool and playing tennis. On Sunday morning we walked to the main street of Caloundra which was blocked off for the all day markets which were quite extensive. There were some lovely and interesting wares as well as a few stalls of fresh fruit and veg. On Sunday afternoon, we visited the Big Pineapple where we boarded a little train for an interesting tour of the property which had some exotic fruit trees as well as pineapples. It terminated at an animal nursery where the children fed and patted goats, sheep, alpacas, pigs, a calf, a donkey, guinea pigs, chickens. They really enjoyed this part! On Monday we spent a very hot day at Australia Zoo. We visited in 2006 a month prior to Steve Irwin's death when Penny was 9months old. There have been a few changes but we all really enjoyed the visit again.
We ate at the resort restaurant every night where the children were welcomed with colouring pages and pencils on arrival. Our meals were delicious. The kids menu was fairly standard. Penny had pasta and Nick had calamari rings every night (and they ate free)! I would recommend this place to anyone. Hop onto the Rydges website and join up to become a Rydges Priority Guest for free as we received 20% discount on all our food and beverage purchases, a $50 food/beverage voucher and 15% off our accommodation. We also enjoy visiting the Rydges resort at Yeppoon so we may get some value out of this membership.This weekend will be spent organising Nicholas for his return to school on Wednesday. Covering books, picking up shorts that my good friend, Petrina has re-dyed black for me and making sure all clothing is named.

Have a good weekend.

Rach xx

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