First day of the long weekend, we went to the Royal Easter Show. Country comes to the city!
It was the usual kind of stuff; animals, rides (we didn't go on any, but they were there), showbags, woodchopping, and displays of various foods and arts and crafts. We were all rather taken with the skill of this wood carving.
Walked over 11,000 steps and my feet are a bit sore! I've decided I actually prefer a smaller "show", the Sydney Show is so big you spend half your time walking from one thing to the next, trying to get through the crowds. And because it is over several weeks, the more interesting events are spread out and diluted. In Canberra we could see trick motorbike jumps and jousting and pig races and dog obedience all in one day. Today we sat in the stands and got to see some women being judged on how well they sat a horse, and in another arena poodles were being floofed. Not much on, really. And we kept being blocked from going into animal pavilions because they were about to be taken to the main arena or something. I didn't get to see my favourite cows at all! Overall it was a good day but a bit disappointing in comparison to other Show days I've experienced.