Where are we now?

Where are we now?
Where are we now? Tahmoor, NSW. Updated 7th December 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Day 100. Kalbarri

Happy Anniversary
Today marks our 100th day on the road, and this journey has exceeded my every expectation!

We had a lovely lazy morning, with Nana and Scarlett finishing their butterfly mosaic's; while Shane struggled with finishing yesterday's post. With the internet signal not real good, he had terrible trouble last night getting his photos in the right format.

Scarlet Macaw
We decided to visit the 'Rainbow Jungle'; a parrot breeding centre. It is regarded as one of Australia's most beautiful parrot habitats, and I would have to agree as the grounds were beautiful. There is a path that meanders through the gardens so you get to see all the parrots, and it's a magical journey of sorts. There were waterfalls, fountains, stained glass windows, gargoyles, lilly ponds, and there was even a Scarlet (breasted) parrot, and a Scarlet Macaw. The kids all took a million photos, and Scarlett had a ball creeping up on all the lizards. 

Superb Parrot

Lunch was then enjoyed at the park on the foreshore, while the kids played in the park. Jo, mum and I had a 'squiz' in the shops where mum bought herself and me a great new pair of Billabong thongs. We then walked along the beach to the boat hire place where mum hired a 4 x person paddle boat. Shane watched on the bank while Mum, Grace, Scarlett and I took it out into the bay where the the wind was against us the whole time.

I was so glad to give it to Shane as my legs were burning, it was really hard work paddling. Jace, Jo, Jai and Maya had a turn next, with Maya cracking it at Jace for not paddling; too funny. After the kids all had a swim, we sat in the sun for ages talking. We eventually decided to call it a day and head back, where Mum did a great 'chicken fried rice' for dinner, and I cooked a date & walnut loaf for dessert, in honour of our 100 days on the road.

I would like to say to anyone out there who is thinking about doing a trip anywhere but think it's totally out of reach; we had a huge dream, we worked hard and saved - never taking our eye off the prize. After the floods took everything from us, we never gave up. Just get out there and do it! Live life like there is no tomorrow with the people who are most important to you. This experience has brought our family closer together and we have learned so much about each other. I wish everybody could have the same experience.


Rainbow Jungle

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