Posts Tagged fun

Road Trip – Rocket Park Ulverstone

 

 

A couple of weeks back  we drove to Ulverstone to collect our new vehicle, at that time it was after dark and we spotted the Rocket park and thought we must come back and take the kids, to experience some of our own childhood memories of this great playground.  Fast forward to the weekend and we took another drive to Ulverstone.

As kids my husband and I both frequented the Rocket Park on many visits usually over Easter when we were camping nearby.  I have very fond memories of the place.

We get to the Rocket Park….the kids are impressed.

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We walk over to the Rocket – us, not so impressed.  It is bolted up with a padlock 🙁  I really don’t see why, there is no way you could fall out of that thing.  The spaceship has also been turned into a bbq area, the stairs removed.

Childhood Ruined.

Was it really cheaper to install a whole new playground than it was to fix the issues with these two pieces of equipment?  Such a shame.

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Anyway the kids still had fun on the slide, which I am glad is still in operation.

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Look I’m here!!! The brief moment I removed Kev’s giant cat’s jumper for a photo (the wind was cold and I forgot my jacket)

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Just stop for a second for a photo pleeeeeeeaaaaase!

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On the way back from our play at the park we stopped to eat some dinner at the Devonport Bluff.  We went up the hill near the lighthouse.  We have previously had some family photos up here, it is such a beautiful spot.

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Pretending to love each other….

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What really happens

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Once again avoiding the camera in any way possible

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I tried all sorts of tricks….Let’s run!

Shoe flies off!

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The most “normal” shot I could get!  

My Day In Photos – January 18th

I decided to take up the challenge of a photo an hour from the time I got up till the kids went to bed, alas all did not go to plan but here are the results.

7.30am (I missed 7am)

January 18: 7.30am

7.37am Cheerios

Jan 18: 7.37am

7.38am Sesame Street

Jan 18: 7.38am

 

8.13am Catching up on blog posts

January 18: 8.13am

 

8.14am More food already?

January 18: 8.14am
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Jan 18th: 8.15am

8.16am Cross legged

January 18th: 8.16am

 

8.16am Good Game

January 18th: 8.16am

 

9.08am Lego time

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9.09am Craft time

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9.57am Bed Time

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9.58am Still building

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9.59am Finished!

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10.55am Cooking

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10.55am Still building

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11.00am Cupcakes

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11.03am Lick a beater

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12.00pm He’s awake and hungry

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Forgot to remove paper

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12.01pm Looking at more Lego instructions

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12.12pm Getting Iced

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12.21pm Finished cupcakes

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1.01pm Play time

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Now it’s her turn for Lego

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1.03pm Lunch: 2 min noodles

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And a toasted sandwich for me

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2.10pm Lego house party

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Up!

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2.23pm Going back in time

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2.24pm Drawing

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3.16pm Creating

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And right about here my CF card filled up and then my battery went dead, so not even a full day but I can’t believe how much these kids got up to!!

Tasmazia and the Village of Lower Crackpot

I have been wanting to do this post since the weekend, but I had lots of photos to edit, then uploading took a while. Then it’s been school holidays and I haven’t had much time to sit at all. To top it all off I ended up in bed all day yesterday with a migraine.

On Saturday we decided to take a drive, break the mundane norm and just head out of town. My husband asked me where I wanted to go and Tasmazia came to mind. We had tried to go there several years ago, before kids and we went the only month it was closed. I thought it would be great to take the kids there, so we got ready and after little boy spewed and had a second change of clothes, off we went.

After countless are we there yet? How long till we get there? (About an hour and a half driving) we finally arrived.

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Not sure why but they wanted to look like big scary giants.

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After not leaving exactly on time we arrived dead on 12pm, and of course everyone was hungry so we had lunch at the adjoining pancake parlor.

What’s the first thing that happens? Queen of slop spills her drink…

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So the pancakes were not what I expected…I was expecting nice thin crepe like pancakes but they were more like giant pikelets.

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I asked for lemon and sugar and got lemon and icing sugar, even though it wasn’t quite what I expected, it filled my belly.

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Miss P said her lunch was yucky. So a big fail on the food. Sorry Tasmazia. She also had a tummy ache later so I wonder if it was properly cooked.

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Quick hubby RUN!

Already telling me to hurry up and stop taking photos.

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Reading the map

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We were able to get through most of the mazes with the pram.

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He found the middle

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I actually googled this guy and he was not in fact the creator of the toilet, although he was a plumber.

Not impressed…..a toilet?

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Little boy happy to see us again

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There are things to find along the way

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And terrible dad jokes on signs at every turn.

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Lower Crackpot

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C’mon use your muscles

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Follow the yellow brick road

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Big boy and I made it to the middle of another maze while Dad and Miss P went to the toilet.

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This is the only part we couldn’t get down with the pram, but there was another way to get around to the other side.

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We stopped for a drink

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Then it was Miss P’s turn

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I liked this part very much, see ya later!

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So it looked like Miss P was about to go in there, but as we got to the door it started to make ghostly noises and she started crying. So she did not go in.

There were heaps of different cubby houses to explore.

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At this point we still had not found the middle of the big maze and had lost Dad, we walked around calling out for ages. Finally we found him and continued on, he had already found the middle so off we went.

 

Hooray! The middle.

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I won’t spoil it in case you ever go, but the kids were a little disappointed at the 3 Bears House.

Yes I was there!
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10 second timer

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We were starting to get tired and it was also getting late, so it was time to find the way out.

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Waiting in the carpark for Dad

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Overall, Tasmazia was fantastic, there is so much to do and look at, mazes that we didn’t even find the centre of. One we didn’t even get time to start. For the prices $17.50 an adult and $10 per child I found to be really reasonable considering you can spend all day there, I wish we had of had time to do all of it.  These days it is open all year round, so you won’t go during the only month it is closed.  For more details on Tasmazia click here.