At the Royal Botanic Gardens I led Mom down a forested path and pointed to what looked like hundreds of pine cones in a tree.
Once she realized they were actually bats, she said, "I'm quite ready to move on." So we did.
We moved along to the harbour, and there, on a chilly but sunny day, glistened the Sydney Opera House.
And Mom exclaimed, "Oh how lovely!"
So ended day one.
Not only was it a great day in that my Mom came to visit me, but my sister-in-law Colleen gave birth to the first baby of the family! Congratulations Colleen and Tim. And Zachary - welcome to the world!