Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Travellers Return....

Hi Everyone...

I know at times I can be quite slack with posting and my only excuse is that life gets way to busy for me.... But this time I have a GREAT excuse for not posting.... We have just return from a wonderful week in Carins, North Queensland. And it was the best!!!!!! Even though I live in Queensland, I have never visited Cairns before (even though my hubby has wanted to go on numerous occasions) I don't like going north as there are WAY, WAY, too many Crocs for my liking! LOL.

We stayed at a FANTASTIC Big4 Caravan Resort park called Cairns Coconut Resort.

We have a small Jayco Campervan/Camper trailer and we love staying at Big4 parks 'cause MOST of them really cater for children. And this one certainly did! One of the receptionists made a joke with me on the first day saying that Parents don't really get a break at their park as there is so much to do with the children - and she wasn't far wrong! LOL.
Our kids had an absolute ball! My oldest is at an age where he wants to go off and do things himself, but I not quite ready for that, so I would walk down to the the playground area with them and sit under a tree and read my book while they played - it was HEAVEN!!!!

I'm starting to sound like an advertisement for them, and here I go again. My youngest fellow couldn't wait to try out the giant chess set - so that one of the very first things we had to try. Here we are playing - notice all the white standing compared to the black, youngest son and myself were against oldest son and Hubby and you guessed it - we wiped the board with them!!!LOL You can't see it in this photo, but darling hubby is in the process of kicking our king over while I'm distracted taking the photo LOL

We also had a game of Pool together - same team players and guess who won that also LOL.

While there we did some traditional Cairns sight seeing things - we went up to Kuranda on the train and back down on the Skyrail. This photo is of the train, taken from the Skyrail. The idea of that totally freaked me somewhat!! But it really wasn't that bad if one didn't think about the fact that one was hanging a LONG way from the ground, held up by a VERY small part attached to a cable. LOL - But the views were to die for! (not literally LOL)

We also took a drive up to the Daintree, 'cause hubby said we couldn't come this far and not go - I could! that was a day missed not sitting under my tree reading my book LOL.
But it was beautiful - we had lunch at the Daintree village where the lady tried to talk us into going on a river cruise HA! I said to her does she know that she has crocs in that river (LOL) and she said yes and with any luck you will see them - again HA! - that does seem to be the big attraction up there - every turn in the road sprouts a sign for a croc viewing river cruise. And in these tiny little open boats - not me I'm afraid! (yes I am afraid LOL) But we did go over the river on the barge and no we didn't see any crocs - the only time I want to see them is if there is a great dirty wall between us. LOL
We didn't do the Daintree tower walk - too expensive for the time we had - have to save something for the next time - right?

Anyway, we are back now - at home with all the general day-to-day jobs to do PLUS all the washing and unpacking and......

Oh well had to come back eventually LOL.

Ps: Have two groups of friends who have gone to New Zealand and three groups of friends who have gone on a cruise! Ours wasn't as exciting as that but I loved it!! It was what we needed!


Karen said...

Hi Deb,

Am so glad you had a lovely time! The places you visited look lovey!


Kylie said...

Hi Deb,
Looks like you had a wonderful time!
Always wanted to go to Queensland, maybe one day lol!

Love the dolphin fountain!
Take Care


Anonymous said...

Hey Debbie,

Cairns is a great place to visit. Glad you had a great time.
Welcome back

Jacqui :)

Leah said...

Sounds like you had a great time. It looks very beautiful up there.

Leigh said...

Good on you Deb. So pleased you had a wonderful time.


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