The is the team from Mobile Mission Maintenance that we have been working with at Mareeba. The project is for the AOG church here. They are building a new church and it's been an ongoing project for 10 years now. The team is putting in a month or so to build a stage and a few other big jobs. The people from the church are extemely grateful for MMM and have blessed us often with yummy meals of an evening.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
We were super excited that we were in Mareeba for the rodeo. It's one of the biggest rodeos in Queensland and we've been wanting to go to one for ages. The weekend kicked off with a ute parade down the main street on Friday night. The girls thought it was fantastic as lollies fell from the sky (well they were thrown from the utes and floats as they went past). They got a huge stockpile for the weekend.
As well as the rodeo, it's also Mareeba's Show day. We have a look around to see what's on display. Here the girls are checking out the big Brahman Bulls. It was nowhere near as exciting as The Yeoval Show, but they were happy to see heaps of rides and spend some of their pocket money having fun on some!
At the official opening on Saturday night, they had a ute parade and the truck there in the front is carrying all the Rodeo queens and princesses. I wondered how some of the utes could control themselves going so slow around the arena without doing a bit of circle work. It was all too much for one ute who couldn't resist and entertained the crowd on his way out!!
We visit the Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda. This photo was taken on our way out after we'd spent ages enjoying the butterflies. If you look closely at the girls faces, you'll see they weren't too keen about having their photo taken!! HeHe
Thursday, July 14, 2011
We are excited the Parkers have joined us in Mareeba. We weren't sure whether our paths would cross this year, but we are very glad they did!! We take a day trip and visit Palm Cove and Mossman Gorge. Here are all the kids at Palm Cove.
After Palm Cove, we drove to Mossman Gorge. We could not get over how busy it was here!! We snuck down through the bush to the gorge to find our own secluded spot to have lunch. Very glad we did. It was lovely down there. Then we joined the crowds to do the walk and the kids enjoyed a swim.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Palm Cove holds special memories for me. We spent our honeymoon here, my sister was married here last year and now my good friend Jo from back home flew up and met Al and I here for 5 days. We felt very spolit, but had such a fun, relaxing, fantastic time and made even more great memories.
Coffee works in Mareeba is amazing!!! By the time this photo was taken, I had tried all 21 varieties of coffee (some more than once), a selection of liqueurs and more chocolate than I'd like to remember!!! I felt great at this point, but not a couple of hours later!!