I wasn’t that keen on venturing out into the heat yesterday but had pre-arranged to go to the Tour Down Under in the city yesterday so off we went with lots of water and sunscreen. I’m not into cycling but it’s hard not to get caught up in the fever of it all, particularly when I’m involved with it through work.
It turned out to be a good day. I was in a corporate stand with my work and took JJ along with me as my date. It’s getting much easier to go out with him now that he’s getting older. I don’t have to worry about nappies and prams so much, if at all anymore, and that’s gotta be good.
It was a really good atmosphere trackside and I managed to get some photos with my point and shoot digital. I saw the official photographers there with their lenses that practically needed a trolley to be carried around and felt somewhat inferior.
It was hot initially but we had spray bottles with water to keep cool and it was fun getting some free merchandise stuff before the race began. A big hit with JJ was a whistle. I thought I was going to have to confiscate it but he was really good in listening to me and only blowing it when the cyclists went past.
He loved the race so much, and had so much fun that every cyclist we saw after that JJ was adamant they were from the race and as soon as we got home he got his bike (with trainer wheels) and rode really fast alongside the house. He even rode over the orange tree he told me.