We spend a week at a Christian Campsite at Malanda. We definitely have a taste of winter here with very chilly nights and mornings. We finally get to use all our winter clothes!! During our week here Chris helps out with some jobs and we also enjoy this beautiful place. A canoe on the lake was one of our favourite things to do. We got up close to some cute little platypus.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
This was one of the girls favourite spots. There were 2 waterslides and 2 diving boards. The big waterslide was sooo fast and scary (Iknow from experience!) Even though it was winter and we'd had frost in the morning, the day warmed up enough to go for a swim, if you could cope with the icy water!
We visit the dairy which is run on the property where we're staying. It was a bit of a disaster!! As soon as we went down in to see the milking, a cow lifted it's tail and before we knew it.....there was poo splattered everywhere!! Lucy came off worst, with poo all over her. She was extremely upset and started shouting between tears that she hates dairies and is never coming back!! Poor little thing (but it was quite a funny site!!)
Thursday, June 16, 2011
It was such a gorgeous day in Milla Milla (quite rare we are told), so we whipped through school in just over an hour and went for a drive to Ravenshoe (the highest town in Qld). It was such a beautiful drive with some stunning scenery. I think I'm going to love the Atherton Tablelands (even if it is a bit cold!!)
Saturday, June 11, 2011
After leaving Tully, we drop into Paronella Park on the way to Innisfail. You get a free night in the caravan park with your entry, so we enjoyed an afternoon tour as well as a night tour and went back in the morning for another look (just because we could!!) Paronella Park has a wonderful story behind it. It was built by a Spanish man in the 1930's and the tour guides were very passionate in their retelling of the history of this beautiful place. Listening to the stories made the experience all the more enjoyable!
Thursday, June 9, 2011
From Cardwell we travelled down the road a bit to a farm just out of Tully. The Pastor of Tully Baptist owned it and it had been devastated by the cyclone. It was exciting for us to see God's perfect timing again!! We arrived at just the right time to not only help out in a practical way, but to encourage them and just be there to chat. Such wonderful people doing God's work, it was a privilege to help them out.
What a joy and blessing to be in step with God's plan for our lives as we travel.