Yipee!!! After fitting two days of school into one we take Friday off and go for a 'school excursion' to Australia Zoo!!
Sunday, February 27, 2011
We all had a great day out! We loved the elephant feeding, patting the koalas, watching the playful otters, the amazing tigers the tasmanian devils and the wildlife show in the crocoseum. The grounds were so neat and tidy and just walking through the the zoo was spectacular!
The girls have their photo taken with a statue of the Irwin family. It was a big day out, but a fun day. We will be back for a few more visits before we leave Brisbane. With our tickets we got a 40 day free pass. After paying for our 1st visit, we can go back for the next 40 days free!
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Our weekdays are busy with Chris working with MMM each day and us girls busy with school. We decide to use the weekends to explore. We first took a daytrip up into the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. First stop was a lookout over the Glass House Mountains. This is such a beautiful area. We finish our day further up north and on the coast at Noosa! Huge day, but lots of fun.
As well as great walks and views, there's also some great food to taste in the Hinterland. We visit the Maleny cheese factory and enjoy some yoghurt for lunch. We also dropped into a chocolate shop, candy shop (where we saw candy being made and got to try a sample or two, or three) and the ginger factory where we enjoyed some gingerbread men and ginger beer. Mmmm yummy!
Here's our 'home' for the next couple of weeks. We've arrived at Queensland's Mobile Mission Maintenance (MMM) headquarters in Mango Hill, just north of Brisbane. It's a wonderful setup and we're excited to have a concrete slab and lots of gorgeous shady trees!!
The time has come for us to leave family in Alstonville and continue our journey up north. We had a great stay and Chris was able to help out heaps with the shed/house. The girls have their last cuddles with the guinea pigs. They have enjoyed looking after them and playing with them.
For our last night in Alstonville, Cathy cooked us a delicious roast and the night was topped off with a chocolate fondue fountain!!!! The girls LOVE chocolate and even applied their own chocolate lipstick!!! Woo Woo! They had a special time with their cousins and will miss them lots.