Yesterday was a gorgeous autumn day, sky was blue, a gentle breeze in the air, and it was warm but not too warm. After doing my cleaning chores I decided we’d go for a drive in the Adelaide Hills – something I don’t normally do unless I’m visiting friends up there.
We ended up at Gumeracha which has a giant rocking horse, a toy factory and a small park with some animals.
It costs $2 to climb up the rocking horse and it wasn’t until I’d paid and climbed up a flight of stairs that I realised the rest of the way to the top meant climbing ladders. Naturally I was wearing a skirt! I was all right going up the ladder but going down freaked me out a bit more and as soon as we both got down to the bottom JJ wanted to go up again. Guess what, we didn’t.
The little animal park had an assortment of animals from swans, peacocks, one sheep, ducks, a couple of emus and a few wallabies. The animals are really tame because they’re used to being given food from strangers who walk through their park with bags or little buckets of pellets.
I did buy some things from the toy factory which I’ll show off in another post. I could have spent a whole lot more money in there as there was some great stuff.
JJ had been complaining of feeling sick and hadn’t eaten his lunch so we went straight home afterwards. I wonder if the windy roads made him feel a bit carsick and sitting in the back probably didn’t help him at all. He feel asleep on the way home as I negotiated my way down Gorge Road pulling over occasionally so the faster drivers could go past me.
And then he wouldn’t let me take his photo – talk to the hand mum.
My whole aim had been to take some photos of the gorgeous autumn colour but I think I was a bit too early for the majority of it. I saw some autumnal trees but not many and it’s hard to pull over sometimes, and to see when concentrating on staying on the road.
I’ll be doing the I like walks along the beach and quiet nights at home posts next!
Annette Piper says
Great pics – I’ve never heard of the Big Rocking Horse – but trust Australia to do it!!!
THanks for popping into my blog and leaving a comment. It was a bit of a sad post – normally I’m much more upbeat!!
Looks like it was a fun trip, even if JJ wasn’t feeling the best.
Hope he’s ok now!