On Sunday we drove to Dubbo, our final stop. Dubbo is about 4-5hours drive from the Blue Mountains. It rained most of the trip, very very heavily at times. We made if safely and really enjoyed our time in Dubbo. For those who don’t know, Dubbo is the home of the Western Plains Zoo.
We visited the Zoo on Monday and Tuesday morning, for about 2 hours each day. 2 hours is about as long as the boys will tolerate. The boys had a great time exploring the zoo and loved the animals that moved a lot. Their favourites were the Rhinoceros, Giraffe and the Otters. We saw feeding time for these, and other animals. Feedings seem to make the animals more alert, active and closer to the front. The boys pointed, laughed and talked the the animals. We found it quite amusing that in certain exhibits that used water to contain the animals, the boys found the water more interesting than the animal!
Tracie and Ethan watching the Rhino having it’s breakfast.
Ben and Sal with a Rhino in the background. Tracie and Ethan with some deer type animal far in the background. Tracie and Ethan and an Elephant Ben and Sal with an elephant Ethan and Ben watching the otters Monkey Tracie and Ethan watching the lions Ethan and Ben examining the screws on the bench (toddler curiosity never ends) Ethan Zebra Ben Tracie and Ethan Ethan, Sal and Ben Ethan and Ben examining the wooden pole
Meerkats Ben escaping Ben walking around – apparently more interested in exploring the grounds than looking at the animals. Sal and Ben looking at the wombat Wombat Tracie and Ethan with a Giraffe Ben and Sal with the Giraffe Feeding time in the Giraffe enclosure. Ethan and Ben standing next to the statue representing a newborn giraffe. Ethan Ben Sal and Ben having lunch On Monday afternoon after the zoo and their nap, we took the boys to a park in Dubbo to play.
Ethan examining the slide
Ethan on the slide, Ben at the steps Ben and Ethan Ben, Ethan and Tracie Tracie, Ethan and Ben Ben and Sal Ethan Ethan, Sal and Ben Ethan Ethan Ethan Ben and Ethan – playing in the water on the bench Ben and Ethan
That’s the end……. We had a great time on our trip. On Tuesday afternoon we drove home. It took about 6 hours. They boys did great. Ethan didn’t feel well, and cried and whinged on and off for a few hours in the middle of the trip. We are all pleased to be home, and are now wondering where we’re off to next!