A day to aMAZE

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Robbie on the other side of the maze

Today I took a step back in time and spent the day with my dear friend Jacqui and her two boys in a little Georgian village called Richmond. Just a 20-minute drive from Hobart, the area was originally known as “Sweetwater”.

 

For some reason the schools had a student free day, and both Jacqui and I had the day off work, so we decided to take the boys for a day out. Richmond is a wonderful historic village with many lovely little shops, cafes and fun things to do. The first thing we did was find our way around the Richmond maze. The entrance to the maze is through the tearooms, where you pay and get the lowdown on the two mazes. You can also purchase a postcard with an overview of the mazes on it.

Looking over the top of the maze
We didn’t need one, we found our way through the two mazes in about 25 minutes. If you find your way out (we didn’t come across any old bones of stranded people), you make you way back to the tea rooms where you are rewarded with a lolly. :)

 

From the maze, we made our way up the village street, stopping in shops along the way and admiring the slate and cobbles, handmade brick and mellow stone, cottages and manors that now house antiques and Tasmanian arts and crafts. We stopped for lunch in the Richmond Bakery, where they serve delicious lunches at very reasonable prices. Then we took the boys into the lolly shop where they went crazy, like two kids in a candy store, oh, hang on, they were two kids in a candy store. :)

 

We had a lovely day; there is still more to do in Richmond, certainly enough for you to spend a couple days here if you come to Tasmania. On our way out of town, we stopped at the lovely old Richmond Bridge for a quick look, but as it had started to rain, only Tom braved getting out of the cosy warm car to run across the bridge for a look.

Sunflower300 says:
They are fun. I have been in a couple now. There is another one I want to take the boys to here in Tasmania, so when I do I'll blog about that too.
Posted on: May 10, 2008
stabber911 says:
I always want to play in a maze but never have a chance :(
Posted on: May 10, 2008
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Robbie on the other side of the ma…
Robbie on the other side of the m…
Looking over the top of the maze
Looking over the top of the maze
Tom in the middle of the first maze
Tom in the middle of the first maze
Tom
Tom
Following Jacq to goodness knows w…
Following Jacq to goodness knows …
The top of Jacquis head, finding …
The top of Jacqui's head, finding…
THIS is what we were searching for…
THIS is what we were searching fo…
Richmond
Richmond
A couple of the quaint little shops
A couple of the quaint little shops
Richmond Church
Richmond Church
Richmond Bakery
Richmond Bakery
The maze from above
The maze from above
The lovely Richmond Bridge
The lovely Richmond Bridge
A cute little letter box
A cute little letter box
Richmond
photo by: Sunflower300