Wednesday 31st May – Hard Labor Creek

Today Mum and Dad came over to the house to take Sam and I out somewhere nice. They were fab and came bearing picnic supplies so I didn’t even have to think about what we were going to have for lunch.

It took Sam and I a little while to ready ourselves, we’re definitely working to Sammytime at the moment and keeping to schedules is pretty difficult, but eventually we had a freshly restocked nappy bag, the car seat correctly installed in the hire car, the stroller packed in the boot, a clean, fed and changed baby and a Kay ready to get out of the house.

We decided to go in search of a swimming hole and as Mum and Dad remembered discovering such a place at Hard Labor Creek last year, that is where we headed. We actually meant to call Mary as we were down in her neck of the woods but my mobile was dead and then I totally forgot once we got to the lake because I stupidly left it in the car charging. Doh!

We had a lovely picnic and then decided to brave the waters. This was especially brave of me as I wasn’t too excited about getting into a swimming costume and going out in public right now. Mum was kind and only took documentary evidence from afar while I was nicely obscured by water.

Dad, on the other hand, was a meanie and took some terrible photos of me lumbering back up the lakeside with Mum. Ugh. You’re not seeing those. I don’t feel too bad about my post pregnancy body, until I see myself like that and then I shudder and vow to get my Y membership back as soon as Sam is old enough to be left in the members creche. Hopefully by then I’ll also have found a swimming costume that is a bit more flattering to my current figure too.

Anyway, the water wasn’t exactly the refreshing experience we’d been hoping for, but we had a very much appreciated swim and would certainly go back. The water was mostly very warm, although in some spots you could find some delicious chilly currents to make your toes curl. The water was muddy and murky and I did have a horrid suspicion at the back of my mind and kept my eyes out for snakes. Thankfully none to be seen.

Sam of course was throughly impressed once more and slept most of the time. We found a cool shady spot for his stroller beneath a tree and he hung out there.

We had a really nice day out and topped it off with an ice cream at the Rutledge Caboose on the way home in the evening. I was there enjoying a cornet in the sun with the folks just over a year ago too. Delicious.

Poor Bill had to go back to the office after his day off and we found him shattered on the sofa when we got home. He soon had a grin on his face when Mum gave him a present she’d brought back from Rutledge for him. He’s now the proud owner of a concrete garden statue. Not just any garden statue mind, a monkey fireman statue. What class!

I’m afraid I totally passed out and needed a nap that evening. Mumsy was a treasure and cooked tea. When I woke up it was waiting for me. Yay!

4 Responses to Wednesday 31st May – Hard Labor Creek

  1. downesunder June 7, 2006 at 11:43 am #

    Monkey Fireman Statue…. GREAT!

    lovely piccies,
    sy thinks dads hands look amazingly huge, funny really as he’s are probably the same size if not larger than dads, goes to show just how ickle our gorgeous nephew is 🙂

  2. downesunder June 7, 2006 at 11:43 am #

    Monkey Fireman Statue…. GREAT!

    lovely piccies,
    sy thinks dads hands look amazingly huge, funny really as he’s are probably the same size if not larger than dads, goes to show just how ickle our gorgeous nephew is 🙂

  3. ashridge June 9, 2006 at 10:24 am #

    Re: Monkey Fireman Statue…. GREAT!

    Dad, amazingly huge! Yes he is amazing!

  4. ashridge June 9, 2006 at 10:24 am #

    Re: Monkey Fireman Statue…. GREAT!

    Dad, amazingly huge! Yes he is amazing!

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