Day 1… Here we go!
Squeezed all we can into one luggage for the whole family for this 11-day trip.
This is the first time Jeanne is taking a night flight. It’s 1 am and she is not showing any signs of tiredness… Totally excited!
Yep! Finally knocked out! The beauty of taking night flight with kids 🙂
We are reaching Perth very soon!
We are in Perth!
This is an area on level 2 with a few shops and cafes. We visited one of the shops called Newslink to purchase a prepaid SIM card. We got a Telstra $30 starter kit as we heard Telstra has a better coverage than Optus and Vodafone if you plan to travel out of the city. It comes in 2 sizes: Micro-SIM (e.g. iPhones) or SIM. All you have to do after that is to put the SIM card into the phone and call the number in the instruction manual to activate it. An operator on the line will get some details from you and ask you what plan you would like to be on. We chose the Cap Encore plan that allows calls, SMS and surfing. Once activated, you can use your phone till you run out of credit. If you wish to top up your credit, you can just buy it from the cashier counter at Coles Supermarket and the instructions to top up are all printed on the receipt. 🙂
Julian was so happy when he got out of the building and the air was cool!
We took a cab from the airport to collect our rented car from Baywater at Guildford Road, Bayswater. John’s friend recommended us to rent our car from Bayswater Car Rental. He did a research on the rental price and found that it was about AUD$500 less for the period of our stay as compared to renting a car from those at the airport. A taxi ride to Bayswater Car Rental costs AUD$30.
We do not own a car in Singapore. So this part of the trip where daddy is going to drive us around throughout is something which we really looked forward to!
Here is the car which we are going to own for 11 days!
This is the web address of Bayswater Car Rental. Why no birds??? Click on the link and check out 🙂
It was a beautiful cool day…
and 5 mins through the drive, it rained for only a short period of time and the weather was good again.
Our first destination… Lunch and shopping for groceries at The Shops at Ellenbrook. This place is only about 15minutes drive to our farmstay. There were 2 huge supermarkets in this building and we did our shopping at Coles Supermarket.
We signed out a miniature trolley for Jeanne, so she was happily shopping for snacks!
Julian was tired from the night flight, now sleeping in the trolley while we did our shopping. He was kept awake by SQ’s in-flight entertainment and hardly caught any sleep.
On our way to our farm stay, we saw some vines along the road and stopped to explore. Bunches of raisins hanging on the vines! Looking through, we found lots of watermelons! Corinne from our farmstay told us later that when they can’t sell their grapes, they will just leave them out there to dry.
Julian plucked one and wondered whether he should eat it…
More photos will be posted on Day 2
We drove out again after checking in at the farmstay. This time, we went to Midland to shop for additional groceries that we missed out and we ended our day with my favorite for dinner 🙂