Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Our Holiday.....Lunar Park

Saturday 19th January, 2013

Thank goodness today was a much cooler day.  The temperature had dropped at least 20C.  

Once we got into Circular Quay we decided to take a walk around the Harbour to Mrs Macquarie's Chair.  Firstly we stopped at the Opera House Kitchen for a coffee.  

I didn't realise how far it was to walk there.  It took us well over an hour, stopping every now and then for a sit down.

Mrs Macquarie's Chair is located at the edge of the Botanic Gardens.  The walk had some lovely views of the Harbour.

Tours take people to the top of Sydney Harbour Bridge

Mrs Macquarie was the wife of a governor of New South Wales and every day she would walk to this part of the Harbour.  The point gives excellent views of the Harbour.  A ledge was carved out of the rock and is now known as Lady Macquarie's Chair/Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

Part of the view from the Chair

My feet didn't want to walk me back to the Opera House and so we walked a bit further up the road to catch a bus back into the city.  Luckily we didn't have to wait long for one.  The bus dropped us off in the heart of the city and so we walked back down to Circular Quay.  Thank goodness it was all downhill.

Once back at Circular Quay it was onto another ferry and this time we went to Lunar Park.  Did I say Katie was excited?

We paid $49.95 which entitled Katie to unlimited rides.  A further $27.95 gave her a go on every sideshow.  As we wandered through the park Katie met up with these characters.

Lunar Belle and Lunar Bob....Lunar Park Mascots

We also encountered a group of dancers.  After they finished their dance they called on the audience to go and join them.  One of the dancers got Katie involved.  She loved it.

She absolutely loved the rides.  She went on everything, especially loving the Rotor, a ride that spins so fast it pins you against the wall and the floor drops away.  Another of her favourites was the Ranger. This was like a pirate ship that rocked back and forth until it built up speed and then turned them over full circle, 4 times one way, 4 times the other.

She also rode the Tumblebugs, Dodge-em Cars, Tango Train,
Flying Saucer, Wild Mouse Roller Coaster, Spider and Rockin Tug.  She had multiple rides on all of them.  The only rides she didn't do was the Carousel, Ferris Wheel and the Kiddie rides......they weren't wild enough for her.

Flying Saucer

Tumble Bug 

She also spent quite a lot of time in Coney Island.  Inside here there were quite a lot of different activities including the large super slides.

Tony and I paid to go and see the Aquaworld Pirates.  Katie was allowed in with her unlimited ride ticket.  It was a great show, young people diving off high towers into a pool of water.

We ended up staying at Lunar Park until around 10.00pm.

Tony and I were completely exhausted by the time we got on the ferry to go home.  Katie even fell asleep on the ferry while going back to Manly.  It was nearly midnight by the time we got back to the motel.  She said she had the best time ever!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! I have just caught up on all the news and photos of your vacation. I must say, it has been wonderful! I just love all your photos. Just imagine all the fabulous memories your Katie will have to look back on. When I was quite young, I had a grandfather but he passed away when I was around 6 or 7. So, I don't have any of these wonderful memories. Your Katie is so lucky to be able to enjoy life so much with you and Tony.

    I will have to take lots of photos when Pogo and I go to Florida. Everything we do is so new to him. I love watching him enjoy all his new discoveries. Well, now I have to get busy here working on the taxes. You have a fabulous day. Hugs, Edna B.