I thought I’d better do something with my son these school holidays so we tagged along with a couple of friends and the rest of Adelaide to the Annual Friends of Thomas as the Railway Museum at Port Adelaide the other day.
As I turned into the carpark I could see it was going to be busy because of the huge queue of people waiting out the front.
We finally got in and joined up with our friends. It was a bit overwhelming for me because I’m not into things with huge crowds but it must be good for the Railway Museum. It cost the two of us $17 to get in, $12 for me and $5 for him, then it cost more for the train rides $2 each. We took our own food and I’m glad because the food choice there was very sideshow alley – fairyfloss and hot chips. The cinnamon donuts were missing – at least I couldn’t smell them.
The little shows that were on for the kids in the main shed weren’t at all entertaining for the adults but at least the kids seemed to enjoy them. I think with a bit more care a decent story could be developed and acted out that parents could sit through without grinding their teeth, and the kids could enjoy as well.
We certainly didn’t spend the whole day there, but escaped after an hour and a bit to the river-front, lunch and a glass of champagne.
I will go back to the museum one day just to see all the old trains a bit more closely.