Thursday, December 08, 2011

Outpost on Cockatoo island

Every so often we  have a "city adventure". Its so different from living in the country! We drove to our friends house who live in a funky inner city suburb to park our car. We were so lucky to see mum and son arriving home just as we arrived, so we went inside and Little messyfish got to play, and I got to hang out with my friends!
We then walked the streets of Newtown to get some sushi, before jumping on the train. Little messyfish is not a big train car or bus fan like some 3 year old boys he knows, but it is still something different to do that he enjoys.
After we reached circular quay, we boarded the ferry and off to Cockatoo Island we went to see the outpost exhibition. We spent 2 hours wandering around the industrial site and looking at all the street art. There were lots of thing to do for little kids, and thankfully lots of things he can touch. Because, really...and exhibition that cant be touched it not for this 3 year old!
We looked around some shops to buy me a new pair of jeans with no luck. I got thouroughly frustrated by the very loud and annoying music they play, and just wanted to get the hell out of those shops! We did get to check out the big retail store's famous christmas windows, just as we did last year. As I am a fan of doll making and creating cute scenes, I was really excited to see them.
Then my favourite part of all, dinner in china town. I really miss other cultures, the food, the smells, the sights, the languages, and the shopping in the country. It is beautiful here, but culturally very bland. I felt instantly at home and relaxed when we got to busy hectic chinatown. We had to be careful though, as it was raining and there were millions of umbrellas at our eye ball height!
Then back to our friends house where Little messyfish was introduced to the delights of Avatar, and we had a nice comfortable place to breast feed before the long journey home.
Just as mr messyfish and I were congratulating ourselves about how healthily we ate considering eating "takeout/fastfood" all day (sushi and seafood noodles), Little messyfish cried out hunger at 10:30pm at night just as we were leaving the city. So here is a pic of mr messyfish stopping at Sydneys famous truck stop for a hot dog. Oh dear :-)


Julie said...

I love a good chinatown too!!!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Sounds like a fun trip.