Monday, October 6, 2008

Our Long Weekend Trip

We had a great weekend as usual...

We went to Canberra ACT Australia to visit the Floriade, we left our place Friday late  afternoon and came back Monday afternoon. We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment in Kingston .
Although the weather was changing from overcast to a clear day ; it did not damapen our moods to go around the city.. saturday was overcast and what a better way to spend it by going SHOPPING... yes we visited the Brand Depot,, and we got back with heaps of loot.. then visited the War Memorial ; which is the best placeto visit  to learn more about the wars that Australian  in which they had fought. We also saw the relics, artefacts and documents of the WW1 and WW2 which were highly preserved..

At the heart of the Memorial is a long series of panels recording the names of Australia's over 102,000 war dead. This is known as the Roll of Honour. An online database compiled from data used to create the Roll of Honour is available on this web site. Search it for details of family members or friends who died serving their country.

Sunday is the best because it was a beaustiful Sunny day so we went out for another shopping trip at DFO direct factory outlet then off we went to visit  the Floriade which is an annual flower display..
I just cant help but take heaps of photos of the breath taking display of different varieties of Tulips and other bulbs..
Floriade is Australia’s annual celebration of spring – a flower festival with more than a million flowers that bloom on cue for four weeks in September and October each year..
To complement the spectacular flower display, Floriade presents an exciting entertainment program with visiting and local performers, children’s activities, workshops, exhibitions, showcase gardens, food, wine and shopping.

After staying there for almost 2 hours we went to visit the Train Museum to keep my son happy. it was a hectic day and stayed in the apartment the whole night...
Then Monday morning had a quick visit to the Parliament House to take some photos and then off we went to the Dinosaur Museum... 
If you can see we had the enjoyed this weekend!!!!!

What a great Weekeend!!! The kids were good and my hubby was generous!!!!!!


Admin October 6, 2008 at 10:12 PM  

too bad when we went there a couple of years when I had my vacation, it was not the floaride festival so I wasn't able to see tulips (fave ko) wahhhh.... malay mo one day di ba (wink).. nadadalas ang laboy nyo ah, baka ma broke si fafa hehe

jennyL October 6, 2008 at 10:15 PM  

yay ako pala yang nag comment na yan

Picturing of Life October 6, 2008 at 10:30 PM  

wow..beautiful tulips

thanks drop at my post

♥ KaThYcOt ♥ October 6, 2008 at 11:53 PM  

aw! pretty tulips! love it! ganda ng shots

CT October 6, 2008 at 11:59 PM  

The flowers are beautiful and so colorful!

Jenn October 7, 2008 at 12:03 AM  

Yellow tulips are my favorite flowers. How I wish I can see a field of yellow tulips! The picture at the memorial is so great, too!

my weekend snapshots are posted here and here. Hope you can drop by. Have a great week ahead.

gen/entry here October 7, 2008 at 1:57 AM  

That is very pretty like the flowers...

Lynn October 7, 2008 at 2:17 AM  

I love the picture with all the colorful flowers in the background.

sho October 7, 2008 at 2:49 AM  

that memorial wall shot is poignant.

EastCoastLife October 7, 2008 at 3:33 AM  

Wow! look at those flowers! They are beautiful and colourful!!

jaejae October 7, 2008 at 3:49 AM  

seems like you weren't 'that' busy! hehehe...

i love going to places that tell about some important histories as well.

Emzkie October 7, 2008 at 6:41 AM  

the tulips are so beautiful, i love the colors. i am hoping that I could plant next spring here in our yard. so it would be just like that in your picture. =)

Jeanne October 7, 2008 at 6:48 AM  

wow beautiful,i can't wait to see tulips again

Yen October 7, 2008 at 8:55 AM  

Looks like a fun weekend, Joy! I love tulips!:)

Dora October 7, 2008 at 3:24 PM  

Wa. So many colourful flowers.

marikit October 7, 2008 at 10:06 PM  

nice shots! we planned of going to canberra to catch the floriade but decided to put it off because of the weather. ang cute mo saying your hubby is generous! laging shopping ha. :)

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