Friday, January 05, 2007

Xmas 2006 - Another one gone

Christmas 2006 saw us in Sydney again. We trekked up the Hume on the weekend leading up to Christmas and stayed for 2 weeks.

One of the most useful presents was a digital camera for Angus. He is forever making off with Karens or my phone and snapping photos until the memory card fills! So we thought it was high time he had his own. The following photos are 2 of the first 3 photos taken. (The third photo is not fit for publication - it caught Dad at the worst time).



Following Xmas, Karen and I took Patrick and Angus to the Sydney Observatory. After a quick dinner at the Lord Nelson Hotel (just down the road - how fortuitous) we headed up the road for the 2 hour tour of the Observatory. Well worth the effort. Even the museum artifacts are well worth the price of entry and you can see those any day of the week for free. It is the tour and use of the facilities (and possibly the after hours) that attract the entry fee. We thoroughly recommend this tour to anybody with the slightest interest in stars, the universe or just 'stuff'.