Wednesday, 27 January 2010
An Awfully Big Adventure
So on Friday we drove to pick him up early in the morning and he waved a fond farewell to his mother and three younger sisters. I doubt Scott of the Antarctic had more gear to survive the night than our boy brought with him. Stuffed into his backpack were the usual necessities of life such as DVDs of his favourite movies which he was keen to share with us, a blue ball to throw around with us in the park over our back fence, electronic games, a complete set (and I do mean complete) of every Star Wars figurine ever manufactured, and yet somehow he managed to squash his pyjamas, clothes for the next day, and his toothbrush into a spare pocket in the side of the bag.
We had a special surprise treat in store, so we headed for a parking spot near the river and waited for the City Cat to arrive. Oh, that's our Brisbane ferry service.
While we waited, we had time to admire the new school shoes which Fudge Jnr insists on wearing everywhere.
The trip to the city was only the beginning of our Big Adventure.
Time to take a brief look at the map.