Saturday, May 2, 2009

Friday Fun

Warning - photo overload (again!)
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Yesterday was a public holiday here (Labour Day), so we decided to go to Deer Land and the Elephant Sanctuary. We have been to the Elephant Sanctuary before, early last year - see here. So we set off (later than we intended LOL) and since it was nearly 11am we got McDonalds to eat in the car. Maddison has taken to hats in a big way over the last couple of days, 3rd pic she's fast asleep and the hat had fallen over her face :-)






And because it was a public holiday the traffic was TERRIBLE ... we did think about turning around and going home again ... but you can't! It's a motorway with barriers in the centre, so you can only go forward ... very slowly! Enjoyed the scenery though and after the Genting Highlands turnoff we were able to pick up speed ;-) When Maddison woke up, the kids amused themselves by holding hands to "hang on" because "Daddy's driving a racing car"!!! I confess to asking him to slow down a few times!


Now ... just before these next photos I want to say that Lyndon did a search on the Internet and got the info for the Deer Park, address, phone number etc. And I assumed he had phoned and asked about their opening hours ... we got there and there was NO cars on the road in, no cars in the carpark and it was completely empty of people! heheheee ... so I photographed the entrance just to show that we have been there ... even though it was closed!! LOL



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So off we went to the Elephant Sanctuary - what a difference. The carpark was bursting at the seams, there were CROWDS of people, it was STINKING hot, but we had a nice surprise as they have renovated quite extensively. The toilets are very very nice indeed ... if there wasn't so many people queuing up, and I had the camera on me when I went, I would have taken a photo of the tiles in there! :-) When we got there (no - not the toilets, the elephant area), there were 3 large elephants, a young elephant (in the shade of a tree), and another big extremely dirty elephant in a fenced off area. (You can see by the photos).






As you can see the kids didn't really want to be near the young elephant at all :-) heheeee
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Aaron and I actually got tickets to do activities with the elephants ... feeding them, riding on them, swimming with them (ummm not that one for me thanks), but Aaron wasn't interested at all. He was happy playing in the dirt! I stood in the que to ride the elephants for ages, but when the crunch came he just refused, so we left after that! Too hot, "sweety", thirsty and tired by that stage LOL

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Lyndon bought some drinks from a stand there and that kept the kids entertained for a while! Look at Miss Bossy Boots face! LOL



This is very typical of Aaron - he was pouring drink from the carton into the can - look at the hand on the hip! As if to say "yes ... what do you want?"!!!
We had two very grubby little urchins to put back in the car when we went to leave.
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The next few pics are from the car window as we were driving along. Remember this little house I took a photo of last year? It hasn't changed much! Not sure what the building was (or is) with no walls. But it's pretty much the size of the other houses there (the size of our bedroom!). Saw quite a few goats on the side of the road. The photo with what looks like tents - that's the living quarters of road construction workers!! They were repairing the highway and there was quite a community set up along side it. Long shed with rusty roof - couldn't really see what was in there, but we think it was either chickens or ducks. Then just a photo of the hills & "jungle" :-)









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So an interesting day indeed. Both kids slept on the way home, so they weren't really interested in going to bed at 7.30pm! (funny that!).
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I'll leave you with some random photos that Aaron's been taking on our little pocket digital camera. (I haven't included the 30 photos of various electronic equipment! LOL)













Not sure what we are going to do today. Lyndon is off travelling again for work tomorrow evening, and is away all week.
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Enjoy your weekend and Happy National Scrapbooking Day! (hoping that I can play at some stage today ... maybe when Maddison is having a sleep!) :-)

3 comments:

hazel said...

huhu, reading the journey already make me exhausted, but i am sure with two cute (and funny too) little kiddo,it was a worth journey!!

Penny said...

LoL if looks could kill!
nice to hear about your adventures.

Penelope Gan said...

These are extremely lovely and very scap-able photos babe!
Oh by the way, I am the local here and I didn't know where the elephant sanctuary is! :D