Sunday, January 24, 2010

Wii Wii all the way home ...

We discovered the joys of Wii when we were in Riyadh, KSA, and going outside for fun and recreation was usually out of the question. We bought Wii Sports, and Wii Fit, and had extra fun with our friends Sally and Wayne playing 4-handed tennis and when they visited us with their controllers as well.

So now in Queensland, wanting to keep playing, and we bought a Wii Fit Plus ... BUT it wouldn't play! We never thought they would have "regions" for Wii games like for DVDs! (We basically defeated the regions issue with DVDs by getting a PS3 that will play anything.)

Peter searched the net and went all over Toowoomba trying to get our Wii console unlocked, or get a "mod" (modification) chip, or whatever.

No luck with that, instead we have ended up with 2 Wiis! One runs the Middle Eastern games, the other runs the games we buy here.

A walk in the park

Just down the road from us here, right near the middle of the city, is Queen's Park - and what a delightful place it is.

We went for a walk in the park with Ali in the evening, and enjoyed the interesting plants and trees.

One section of the park has a lot of interesting play equipment.

Great place to bring the kids! But not all of the items were child-sized, some could be used by adults, and some were definitely adults only.

(Unfortunately it was getting dark and I didn't get photo's of the more interesting ones, this time.)