Saturday 24th April 2004
A bit of a sluggish start today after a late night last night,
sitting up until early hours this morning discussing a range of
extremely important issues over a red wine or two. (Well the issues
seemed to be extremely important last night!)
Departing the caravan park at about 10:30am, we headed off into
Canberra city in search of some shops and a Target store. We drove
through the city and over Lake Burley Griffin then around Parliament
House before stopping at a small shopping complex within the suburb
of Yarralumla to visit the bakery for a spot of breakfast.
After topping up with food, we drove back toward Parliament House
and then did a lap of the embassies before traveling back through
the city centre. We then headed out of Canberra city and visited
the suburb of Fyshwick. After a drive around this suburb without
finding a Target store, we stopped at a Harvey Norman store where
some ink cartridges and photo paper was purchased.
It was off to New South Wales
then and to the town (or city) of Queanbeyan where we located
a shopping centre with both Coles and Target stores. After a casual
stroll around the Target store we left the checkout girls with
about $150 and took an electric blanket, water filter and alarm
clock with us.
From Queanbeyan we headed back to Canberra, past the War Memorial
again and up to the top of Mount Anslie where there is a lookout
that provides views over Canberra city and surrounds. After a few
photographs we descended the mount and returned to the caravan
park for a brief rest before preparing to drive in to the Anslie
Football Club for a play on the pokies and to have dinner there.
Tomorrow should see us start really early as the Anzac Day Dawn
Service commences at 5:30am and the Anzac Parade starts at 10:15am.
Perhaps an early night may be in order tonight.