We have received a special request from Leina, Cohen and Elijah’s Nana! Nana has asked that we send photos of the route we take to school every day, so I thought I’d turn the photos into a blog post and share it with everyone!
Our journey starts at least 20 minutes before the bell rings, which means leaving the house by 8:30 every morning and after our steep descent out of our driveway, we turn left down First Street.
The steepest part of our journey is up Cleopatra Street, which is the next left. The scooters are often walked up this part of the route and there is a lot of whinging from Cohen at this point! It usually sounds like “my legs huuuurrrrrrrt”!!! I’ve been walking this route almost daily for the last couple of months and I’m still out of breath at the top of this hill and I too can feel the lactic acid building in my legs!
We turn right onto Govetts Leap Road and there is little bit of a reprieve from the last hill, but not for long! Govetts Leap Road is very hilly, so the scooters get walked again!
And we often take a break half way up the hill!
We pass by ‘Parklands, Country Gardens and Lodges’ every day. Word on the street is Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman honeymooned here many moons ago! Check it out at www.parklands.com.au
We take a little break on the lovely bench on Govetts Leap road – nicknamed the ‘Eina and Ooie Bench’ by little brother Elijah!
Our journey continues on Govetts Leap Road until we turn left onto Prince Edward Street and travel along past one of the kids’ favourite parks “Jubilee”.
We make a wide right turn onto Leichhardt Street from Prince Edward which is the street that Blackheath Public School is on. Leichhardt is a gentle and gradual up-hill climb past beautiful trees that are just starting to change color.
We cross Clan William Street, and then safely cross Wentworth street at the designated “zebra crossing” just outside the school grounds.
and we’ve arrived at the gates of Blackheath Public School!
Sometimes Elijah and I walk back home through Blackheath’s downtown, which is a very neat walk past little cafes and shops and at the end of the day we do it all over again! We leave the house by 2:30, sometimes waking Elijah from his afternoon nap, and get up to the school for the bell at 2:55.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our little journey to school by scooter! I “reckon” this little walk will be missed when we get back home to Canada!
Thanks for your request Nana! If anyone else has a special request for a blog, please forward it along, and provided it is appropriate for posting, we may happily oblige!