Ballarat with my Dad....

This weekend, TraderVic and I took my 95 year old Dad up to Ballarat for an overnight visit with my dear Uncle and Aunt, Ron and Iris.

Due to Mum's ill health, the last few years of her life, it had been several years since he had been up to visit the.  He really enjoyed the overnight outing.

I must admit, I have said it before and I will probably say it again - I love visiting Ron and Iris and Ballarat is so beautiful.  We had a quick visit (Dad cannot walk far and he feels the cold) to the Botanic Gardens and then a lovely Sunday lunch at an English pub, the North Britain, then home.

So, I have lots of lovely photos to show you:




Our first female prime minister, Julia Gillard, has had her bust added to the Avenue of Prime Ministers.






There are a lot of beautiful classical statues in the gardens, I wandered around and took a photo of each one I could find.












Long before Mel Gibson's Braveheart, as a child, Sir William Wallace was my hero, such a nice surprise to find him here.





There were at least two weddings taking place, a quick shot to show my daughter-in-law to be some ideas for bridesmaids dresses.












My Uncle Ron enjoying a Guinness with his lunch.








Well, that is all from me folks, have a great Monday,

hugs,

Comments

Vickie said…
What a wonderful trip. I am so glad you made it with your father.
cucki said…
Great trip..glad you made it with your father
Hugs x
Bea said…
Thanks for all the photos Kay. I love seeing all these places. I'm glad it was a good trip for you all.
Barb said…
Such a nice visit with all of your family. It is so nice to see the flowers blooming as ours are dying for the winter.
Margaret said…
Looks like a lovely place. Glad you got to take your dad for a nice visit.
butterfly said…
Wow more lovely photos , looks like you had a great day.
Denise SA said…
Really enjoyed the roses wish I could smell them too
Thoeria said…
Sounds like a wonderul trip Kaye :)
It looks so beautiful! :D
Von said…
Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos!! LOVE those gardens.
Kays, thank you for the beautiful photos. I like to see where I am not. You have a beautiful Australia!
Linda said…
Great pictures Kaye. Sounds like a fun trip.

Linda
KimM said…
Great pictures. The statues are so gorgeous, the flowers stunning. It looks like it was a great trip.
SSF
Hugs
xxx
rosey175 said…
Woo, I almost couldn't load this page but my Internet held out!! Botanical gardens are such a lovely place to spend time. I love all the blooming flowers (our roses are on their way out at the gardens here). What a wonderful trip! :D
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Maggee said…
(you need to delete the comment before this--it is spam) Anyway, what a really nice botanical garden! Glad your Dad was able to have a nice visit and tour with you. Thanks for sharing with us! Love all the photos!

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