We had a great dinner with our friends Sam, Olivia, Jen and Dave before heading to the apartment for Em to get ready for work. The girls and I borrowed bikes for the week and settled into a great routine over the coming days of school in the morning followed by a ride to an attraction in the afternoon.
|Canberra the cyclists paradise|
First stop was the National Science Museum Questacon which was just fantastic. 4 hours of non stop fun with the girls running from activity to activity. Freefall slippery slides, the delights of the deep ocean, earthquake simulators, lightning displays, myriad puzzles and problems to solve along with singing robots were just some of the highlights. Ava declared it the best museum she'd ever been to.
|Problem solving at Questacon|
|We haven't caught one of these yet!|
|Ava tries to boil water by hand|
|Nolan's Ned kelly|
|A wet ride|
Next it was off to the National Museum where we looked at Australian history including lots of indigenous artefacts and the giant skeleton of a Diprotodon.
|Dwarfed by Diprotodon|
We followed up with a quick trip to the war memorial where it was submarines, planes and then bagpipes being played at the daily closing ceremony. Our final night was spent at Stu, Margot, Matty and Will's place and we really enjoyed catching up so with many various friends over the whole week.
|D'Arcy and a Lancaster as flown by her great grandfather Tom|
|Em gets her Canberra Laksa fix with friends|