Friday, 6 February 2009

Like A Desperado

Date: Federal Day, 1 February, 2009.

Gadget-daddy wanted to take the boys to a waterfall.
I asked him to ask his brother to go along to help watch the boys.
He said he could handle them.

I then decided I would go too... at least, maybe, Max and I will just sit and play in the stream at the foot of the fall.

Wonderfully, an answer to my prayers, Gadget-daddy's bro wanted to come along too, so we all made the trip to Gabai Waterfalls, Ulu Langat.

And since the uncle was good in going along with the boys, running up the steps, Gadget-daddy and I took a leisurely climb up the fall.

Noticed a unique snail along the way up.

Also noted the many different foliage above our heads.

The trail up to the falls now is good and proper steps compared to the days when we went up a few times in our teens. It was then a jungle trail. More exciting, but less accessible to the public. I definitely would not have made it if it was as then, as I recall a section of the trail required you to climb over a huge fallen tree and then under another.

Anyway, we all made it up and down. We counted - 367 steps in all!!

Quite an achievement for a then 34 week preggy Mommy!!
(Does this sound like I'm trying to achieve something before the arrival of the 3rd boy and having to be home-bound for a month? *grin*)

Micah enjoyed the water, but complained it was too cold.
Max had refused to get in altogether and cried when Gadget-daddy took him one round down the natural slide.

For them the real thrill was discovering and handling a giant millipede and their snackie of sausages and crabsticks.

On our way back, we stopped at this place called "the Look Out Point" and had lunch there.
The food was nothing to shout about, but it was still part of our outing. It was just different to be a place where we could see our city's skyline quite clearly.

There's actually a look out tower, but I did not manage to get to the top fast enough as the four boys raced up. But I figure the view is probably pretty much the same.

All in all ,it was a pretty good and tiring trip.
Both the boys slept on the way home.


Alexander said...

Huh...u made it up all the stairs...aiyoh...I made it too but my muscles ached for 4 days...U are quite a woman...

Looks like your outing was nicer than mine...ours was so packed with people...was not nice at all

Yuen Ling

Angeline said...

you guys are such fun to be with.

my heart skipped a beat when I saw the photo of your boy handling the giant millipede! Bravo!!!!

JLow said...

And all I did with my family on this Sunday was.... nothing.

I did get my haircut though....!

Moomykin said...

Yuen Ling,

I guess we took a slow walk, so that did not cause as much muscle strain as it would when you try to get up there as fast as you can.

We were there early in the morning, about 9am, so it was not as crowded. We stayed for about 2 hours in total. More people were coming as we were leaving.

Moomykin said...


Yeah, actually we already half way up when I mentioned to hubby that we should have counted the steps. So we counted while going down.

My boys love creepy-crawlies. Typical boys. I also encourage them too, as it helps them appreciate nature. The only thing is we kill mosquitoes and cockroaches, ans sometimes ants.

Moomykin said...


well, it's nice to take it easy sometimes.

Tina said...

thats a nice idea. looks like you all had a great time

Moomykin said...


Yeah. We are glad we got our boys there. Hope to make more trips in future and that the boys would get into the water more.

Ann said... are GREAT!! The place looks really interesting...may try to go one day when boyboy is bigger and before I get pregnant again.

Coz the boys sure don't have an uncle who would be fit enough to run up with them.

little prince's mummy said...

Wow!~ Nice o uting!~

Moomykin said...


Yes, the thing about this place is that it's not so far out of the city, though it's kinda like the other end of the city from where you are.

Let us know when you and your family would like some adventure. I am sure Gadget-daddy would be more than willing to be your guide, and take Micah along again... not so sure about Max wanting to go again though. Hahaha...

Moomykin said...

Little prince's mummy,