Sunday, September 30, 2007

Summertime in Ipswich

Ipswich is a city to the west of Brisbane and is Queensland's oldest provincial city. It actually has 6000 heritage listed sites but, we weren't there for the history today. We were there to visit the Nature Center at Queens Park.

The Nature Center is a free mini zoo with a few of the Australian animals like the Wombat, Wallaby and Kangaroo. I thought it would be a good idea to take Aaron there since he is not quite ready for a full day at a real zoo. Unfortunately, it was an extremely hot day and all the animals were either in their burrows or dosing in the shade. We were all scorched! I think the temperature reached 30 degrees Celsius today.

Aaron did manage to get up close and personal with some of the farm animals he has been 'reading' about in the zoo's nursery though. He was snorting with the piglets and 'baa-ing' with the goat but he didn't recognise the calf. Have you ever noticed that the cows in children's books are almost always the black and white Frisian variety?

Somehow, I didn't get any good photos of the zoo to share here. I do have a couple of the playground though.

Here is the slide we only had to go down 100 times!

He got himself completely wet splashing about here. The little girl was joining in the fun too.

1 comment:

Serina Hope said...

You have the lovliest parks that I have ever seen there! I am so jealous. Oh yeah, and I have tagged you for a meme. :)