We ended up at Echo Point, famous for the view of The Three Sisters. We had visited once before when the boys were quite little and they did not really remember much of it. We thought we might go for the trek down but the boys were not up for that idea so after consuming a ridiculous amount of salty hot chips, we ended up just admiring the view while we shivered a lot and took some pictures.
Somebody thought hanging over the edge and looking down was a great game. Of course he was not convincing me at all. And if you are wondering where my other boy is in all these pictures, you can be assured he is quite safely hiding behind his mama as he suffers from the same affliction of height woozies!
Yeah you can dangle my coffee over the edge all you like, I will not be getting any closer thanks. Well actually I did take a quick peak but I backed off pretty quickly. :-)
In between each picture......Zak had some fun with his photo bombing expertise..... I think we have more pictures of Zak than we do of all our other kids put together. He makes sure of this.....
Ahhhh so pretty.
Of course I had to get right in amongst some trees..... hey it was a bit crowded up there in the touristy bit. I needed to breathe.....
It was decided that we better get a picture with me in to prove that I was actually there and of course because I was dressed so out of character......I am not the biggest fan of black, yet here I am, all rugged up in my black woollies and looking a bit like an eskimo.......and wearing shoes too....although I had to switch my slip on ones for these joggers as my feet were too cold.....
There is quite the funny photo shoot of us two... someone was a bit trigger happy with the camera, I think he took pics of the whole conversation. And just when we thought we got Zak out of the way..
Along came this lady and her friends. Looked at us, looked at the camera and walked straight in front of it. I could not help myself. "Thank You... so considerate!" We started laughing so she did too. Thanks for the giggles lady and welcome to our blog! Sorry if you don't want to be here but you walked into a picture so here you are!
Walking back to the car we stopped to play in this little shelter which made us feel just a little bit witchy.....it just needs a cauldron and a fire and we'll be right.....
Seriously! I would love to have one of these in my garden.
Mr cool and composed......
Here is a monument depicting some convicts, aboriginals and early settlers along with some info. And what did my lot get out of this? Mum Mum, look he has a penis. Take a picture of the aboriginal.... Really? Teenagers! Yeah I don't think so.
Now although I had been informed there was a wool shop closing down just down the street, we could not see it on the way past and it was so crowded, so we went ahead to Leura where we walked around all the little shops selling their wares. I was more interested in the buildings themselves than what the shops had to offer, although they were more interesting than your average mall shops. Very chic and quirky however putting us in mind of way over priced Op shops. Some were not too badly priced but others were a bit much.
There is one shop that you can walk down into all of the rooms and its still set up in the original form. I loved it. The boys were not keen on this form of entertainment though, and we had to warn them several times to keep their elbows in, so Gemma and myself decided we would have to come back sometime on a girls only trip. Gemma scored herself some little goodies and the boys scored some candy from the expensive sugar shop and then we headed off to check out the Fairmont where they were staying and head off to dinner. I will post some pictures of that a little later on.
For now I am off for a beach walk and a bit of sunshine in the freezing cold. Yes its seems to have followed us home. Hmmmm. Zak is spending a few days with his sister in Sydney so I should have time to write up a couple of posts.
Take care everyone. Hugs and smoochies xoxoxox