It’s always been tough having my birthday fall just a week before Christmas. Life on the farm in December is a hectic race against the weather to get the grass cut, raked and baled into hay, which really leaves no room to plan anything special. So when we were in Melbourne for Emma’s awards evening recently, I received my belated birthday present……….a trip to the zoo. I have taken the girls there a few times but it has been about 27 years since Russell and I have been to the zoo together………a long time ago when we lived in Melbourne.
It was a very warm day, so with hats on head (and trying not to get too much of that hat hair thingy happening as I wanted to go shopping afterwards) we headed off to see the animals.
We saw the usual suspects.
We only had to queue for about 30 minutes and then they let groups of 150 people through at a time. Russell and I were towards the tail end of the group so our positions along the fence weren’t fantastic but we still really enjoyed seeing her. She even went for a swim while we were there.
We had a wonderful day……except for the fact that we completely forgot to get a parking permit ticket for the car and were landed with a $58 parking fine! I guess it’s not that bad if you average it over 27 years…..lol.