Sunday, April 22, 2012
Paramatta & Scooby-Doo
Two weeks ago my mother came to visit Sydney for Easter. We arranged for a string of fun activies and places to see, including a tour of the opera house, trip to Hunter Valley, and Scooby-Doo Musical. On the day of the show, Nolan and I tagged along to Paramatta. We had two hours and managed to pack in a dozen stops. First we checked out the free museum where we saw many Aboriginal artifacts, rode a horse, and beached a ship. Then we strolled along the river and down Eat Street. We stopped in Kathmandu for new swimmies for mommy, then hopped over to the Governors mansion.
There is a small playground near the Mansion grounds that is fairly dated, but worth stopping if you have a kid that loves swings. The Mansion is right across the street from Juvi, the West Sydney Children's court. Luckily we were not on the docket that day, and headed to a nearby fabric store. Unfortunately it was for clothesmaking, and not quilting. Soon it was time to wade the sea of scooby light-saber bearing children and retrieve my daughter and head home. I was glad to have explored more of west-sydney and decided to add a few other POI's to the "to visit" map before heading to bed.