Sunday, October 21, 2007

Zig Zag



When we studied maths, we were made acutely aware that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Then, many years ago, I took my children onto the Zig-Zag railway at Lithgow and travelling back and forth has obviously made an impact. . . ClareBear now takes this to grandiose proportions by zig zagging across three continents . . . This is her travel map for the first six months of next year . . . .to make it worse, her travel companion gets all the Frequent Flyer Points because she paid for the tickets on her mate's credit card . . .

My little trip to Melbourne in November may not be quite as exciting but I have managed to take the direct route . . .


5 comments:

Absolute Vanilla (and Atyllah) said...

Clarebear looks like she is skiing down a very steep slope with all those traverses! ;-)

Grannymar said...

I wonder if Clarebear will have any room in her bag for me? I always wanted take a trip like that. I look forward to the stories during and after her adventure.

Anonymous said...

You're a step ahead remembering something from Maths hahhaa! You've only got yourself to blame from Clarebear's introduction to the Zig-Zag railway and her continental adventure! But you know that :) Blah I'm jealous!!

Baino said...

What? None of you are impressed with my trip?

Anon: As you get older your long term memory increases but you can't remember what you did last weekend! I'll be doing trigonometry soon.

Clare & Jem's Excellent Adventures said...

Straight lines are boring. Live on the edge a little! You should detour to Adelaide and Tasmania, possibly even Perth on your way to Melbourne and THEN you can call it an ADVENTURE!!!