Saturday, September 27, 2008

Melbourne to Noosa

Well we're back. Feeling a bit tired after the drive and days of close quarters. It is good to be home and sleep in my own bed.

First things first - HAPPY BIRTHDAY to My Little Girl. She turned 7 today so we started with presents
then our family tradition - the pancake cake.
Now some photos from our road trip to Noosa. Apparently it is 1822km from our house to Noosa one way. We left on Friday afternoon about 3pm and headed to Tocumwal on the NSW side of the Murray river. After stopping at McDonalds in Shepparton we got to our motel at about 7pm.
We had stayed there on a previous trip - same room and everything. Started early the next day and headed for Narrandera. We visited The Big Guitar, Sara had a go at plucking the strings, I'm not sure whether that was strictly allowed but it is billed as the World's Largest Playable Guitar.

In the park we saw this:

two lizards biting each other. Strange mating ritual, fight to the death? I'm not sure but they ran off when I tried for another angle.

So after our exciting stop we hopped back into the car and headed for Forbes - our lunch stop. Had a quick lunch then we were off to Gilgandra. We had snacks and drinks in the car so we stopped at the Floral Reserve about 8km out down a dirt road. Hubby was wandering where we were headed. The kids enjoyed it though and we had a nice walk around and checked out the wildflowers.

Jumped back into the car and hit the highway again for the drive to our overnight stop - Narrabri. Had tea at the Narrabri RSL which has this whole Outback Shack theme happening. We ate there on our way home too - at the same table and I got some photos so I'll share them in another post. Next morning was another early morning start for our final day on the road. We stopped at Goondiwindi for morning tea but it was a bit blowy and cold so we didn't stay long, the kids had fun in the park though and then we had a race to the car to try to warm up.
Lunch was at Toowoomba and the kids had a play at the park there as well. It was packed being Sunday but they managed to get a short go in the steam engine. We arrived at Noosa late afternoon in time for a walk on the beach followed by tea at Bistro C. Hubby had his calamari and I had my Thai Mule and we both declared we finally felt like we were on holiday. Here's the photos from our trip up.


Anonymous said...

You have a beautiful family and some wonderful photos! Love the guitar and lizards, etc.


Mousey said...

Gorgeous pics sweetie! And a happy birthday to your DD :o)

chantillylace said...

Happy 7th birthday. Lovely photos, thanks for sharing.