Crikey today was an exciting day. We went into the heart of Melbourne …. You should have been there!!! My Mum doesn’t usually get out much. She’s a bit agoraphobic. If it wasn’t for Dad, me and my two legged sisters she’d go nowhere. Dad makes her do these road trips. She’d much rather stay at home. She enjoys them a lot once she’s on the road but telling her about it before hand freaks her out. Well Dad told her yesterday that we were going into Melbourne today. I think she dreamt about it last night. She was dreading it. Crikey it was funny! Dad had studied the map and was very confident, as Dad always is, about finding his way. We headed off and there was a lot of traffic. Not only cars but trams AND at one stage trolley buses and PEOPLE, people, people everywhere. Fair dinkum Mum was a mess. She started shaking and then she got all hot and sweaty. She put the air conditioner up as high as it would go and poor Dad froze. She might have been in a trembly, sweaty mess but in some sort of ridiculous way she was having a good time. She got all excited and started raving on about how good everything was. Too funny!!!!! She was trying to take photos whilst driving along. What with the dirty car windscreen, the shaking hands and the fact that we were moving along at the time I don’t think the photos will be any good but take them she did. She couldn’t believe the number of people. They were like ants she reckoned. You’d think she’d never been to a big city before. Well …. She has …. She’s been to New York for goodness sake!!!!!!! Surely Melbourne hasn’t got more people wandering around than New York. To listen to her today you’d have thought Melbourne was the BIGGEST city in the whole world. She also lived in Sydney for many years when my two legged sisters were little. She’s a real nut case my Mum. Anyway it was very funny ….. Dad couldn’t stop laughing at her.
|Can you see the tram? And lots of people, aye?|
|Ugly tram wires and tracks, aye??|
|Lots of people!!!! What's that bloke in the hat trying to do?|
|Crikey this was funny. Mum said 'look at all the motor bikes. People must ride to work on them and they are ALLOWED to park on the footpath. How good is that?' Dad killed himself laughing!!!! It was a motor bike shop. Nutcase my Mum!!|
|More trams .... more people!!|
|Can you see me??|
|Whoops ... don't know how this got here. This was taken at brekky this morning. Mum and Dad get to eat. I have to be good and I am.|
We got to this really nice shopping area and I had to stay in the car for a little bit while Mum and Dad went to look at the shops. (They promised to bring me an icecream on their return). Apparently that was a riot too. She couldn’t believe the shops. She goes shopping at home with my two legged sisters but there isn’t any real good shopping at home like there is in a city. She wanted to buy EVERYTHING!! Not for herself but for the Grandkids. She never buys anything for herself. I think they must have gone into every kid shop they could find and she was beside herself with all of her finds. She does get excited my Mum.!!!! The little girls like dresses with sparkly, arkly’s (as they call them) on them and she found heaps. They are almost impossible to find at home.
|Crikey .... this happens a lot. Sorry but I don't know why. They are the right way up when I start. You get the idea though, aye??|
The little girls are going to be VERY happy when we get home. The little boys prefer to buy things themselves so they will get some money to do that instead of presents so they will be happy too. Crikey it was a funny!! We spent most of the day wandering around Melbourne. We went for a walk in the botanical gardens. They were very impressive and then we headed for home and another run at dog park, dinner and bed. I was exhausted again!! Oh! I forgot ….. I DIDN’T get my icecream as promised …. What’s with that … THEY BROKE A PROMISE!!!!! Does that mean the next time I promise to be good I can break MY promise. It’s off to the Dandenong ranges tomorrow whatever that is …
Wanna run … Love, Charlie.