Mum/Gran comes to visit for a few days. We pick her up at Mackay airport and drive to our campspot north of Mackay at Seaforth. We celebrate her birthday and have heaps of fun over a busy, jam packed four days!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
We were treated to a day out at the reef by friends of ours. We were so grateful and had a wonderful day. We cruised from Airlie beach to Hamilton Island. At Hamilton Island it started to pour with rain and our hearts sank. Thankfully it was short lived and the sun came out and shone for the rest of the day. We cruised the Whitsundays before heading to the open water. As we hit the open water the staff started bringing 'round vomit bags...not a good sign. Within minutes there was vomiting going on all around us. Only one out of six of us was sick (thankfully)
Monday, April 11, 2011
These are the families we met in Childers. We all went camping together at Cania Gorge. We had a great time. The girls loved having so many other kids around and even decided to put the tents up and 'camp out'. There's just nothing like sitting around a bonfire in the bush with friends!
From Gayndah, we travelled to Childers and stayed with a family we met at church in Maryborough. They offered for us to stop in at their place and we took them up on it! They have 5 children and our girls had a great time playing with them! The photo here is in front of a crop of sugarcane and the girls are eating yummy homemade icecream made right here in Childers. We also did daytrips to Hervey Bay and Bundaberg.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
This is Arthur, Vanessa, Zara and Clancey. We stayed at their beautiful property just out of Gayndah. Chris and Vanessa have a mutual cousin and apart from seeing each other a few times growing up, we didn't really know them. After spending 12 days with them, we now have made some new friends. We all got on so well and had lots of fun together!!
We parked our van outside this slab house. It was so gorgeous. It reminded us of 'Man from Snowy River' (which we watched while we were there). We used the bathroom and the girls did their schoolwork in there and we enjoyed sitting on the verandah having a cuppa and taking in the beautiful view!