With our backpacks all packed we set off on our two day adventure - just Alexander and I. With the twins at school this year it has been really hard to get one on one time with Xandy, and this trip was a way of celebrating him and also Harry Potter - which has been the thing he and I do together. The whole family drove us out to the airport and we arrived just in time to grab aquick bite and board the plane.With few firm plans it was a great way to explore together. We had all our gear with us and free to go anywhere. We caught the train from the airport (which is awesome - shame Melbourne doesn't have one) and that was our first blip. We reached Circular Quay minus his jacket. A few phonecalls from some remarkablyhelpful metro workers and we had arranged pickup of said item on the way home. At least we didn't have to carry it!!
WE set about exploring the main attractions - of course the bridge and the opera house. Both new to him and impressive. We wandered and ate in the Rocks which was also host to a lovely market which was great to wander around.
Xandy was getting tired so we made our way to our hotel in Haymarket. It was a gorgeous serviced apartment and made for a great base. After a quick relax we lunched at Paddy's Markets where the boy got a yo-yo.
That is probably one of his trip highlights. The thing didn't come off his hand the whole trip - well only to go through the scanner at the airport!
At this point, weariness had set in and we retreated to our room. Lying on the bed reading was just what both of us needed. We only ventured out for a quick bite to eat before bed.