taking advantage of the fine weather
It was the tail end of the Spring Festival at the Botanic Gardens and they were holding the national tree climbing competition. Never knew there was such a thing. There were several different events based on speed, strength, and agility.
Those climbers were seriously skilled and pretty cool to watch.
They had tree climbing for kids too. Initially Quincy observed carefully, but then at the end of the day as we were leaving the park, he surprised us by giving it a go.
Mt. Everest, here he comes.
Earlier in the week, Quincy and I went with some friends and saw the tulips. Glad we did, because they were a bit sad by yesterday. I don't think they appreciated the 160 mm of rain the other day.
Naturally, Quincy had to introduce Papa to the ducklings we discovered last time.
We paid a visit to the conservatory too, where the tapoles and lily pads were a big hit. Actually, I'm not really sure if they were tadpoles, but we'll just say they were.
Jeremy was keen to head to the top and have a look at the weather station and the planetarium, so up we climbed. And climbed.
The boy couldn't get enough of "the big gun," which incidentally is pointed pretty much straight at our house.
Then a picnic lunch, a long play on the very cool and very crowded playground, and a quick stop to feed the overfed ducks.
As we headed down, our animal lover took us on safari through Africa, Australia, and South America where we came across crocodiles, leopard tortoises, black mamba snakes, monitor lizards, wombats, platypuses, echidnas, tiger snakes, and emerald tree snakes.
What an adventure.