Our second group of guests from Canada arrived on Friday afternoon after spending some time in Melbourne.
We took them down to the esplanade and then had a large seafood meal at home to welcome our guests!
|walking along the Esplanade|
|first meal together|
|"You want me to do what with this?"|
|Stand way behind this one!|
|train carriage going up|
|coming out of one of the 15 tunnels carved by hand|
|Where's the steering wheel?|
|Sisters at Barron Falls|
|"Here little butterfly!"|
|Don't eat my pin!|
|Eeek he's stuck to my foot!|
|I have my eye on you!|
|Now that's one big bird!!|
On our way to the sky rail we stopped for a final taste test before leaving Kuranda. The kids went for ice cream, we went for Mango wine!
|How many can I take back to Canada?|
|Nice view of the Barron Falls from the other side|
|Darby & Cindy at first look out|
|Which way to the beach?|
|Did you see that croc?|
|Darrell hand line fishing|
|starting off small|
|What a catch!|
|This Spanish Mackerel is more like it!|
|Within walking distance from home|
Thursday they got back around 5:00 pm. I took them to the Cairns Night Zoo for the evening. We had a delicious supper before walking through the zoo guided by our torches. We were educated & introduced to a cane toad, a bandicoot, koala and an owl. We then walked through the koala house, then the reptile house to see a couple of snakes. We strolled over to the crocs, but they weren't too active tonight as it is winter you know! (only 25 degrees) Our highlight was feeding the kangaroos carrots and apples around the campfire. Then we had Billy Tea and damper (Aussie banik), before enjoying some local music, dancing and drinks. Our final animal on our way out was the wombat.
|Only APPLES from me!|
|Such gentle eaters|
|Bandicoot or rat?|
|Now that's a big wombat! (rat)|
Friday our guests headed out to the Great Barrier Reef for the day. They had a great day snorkeling the reef and touching the fish. After supper Brody & I took Kim and Chris to the night market. They shopped lots, I'm sure that Australia's economy spiked while they were here!
|Chill-axing at home|
Had a great lunch at 'Grill'd', another favourite as they do wheat free buns. I had my first burger with an egg on it. Very filling.
|Brody in blue|
|Nice Rock. No you can't bring it home!|
|Our favorite gelato place on the esplanade, 'Vanillas'.|
Boys night out as they headed down to watch the Northern Pride Rugby league game. Jason, from across the street, had tickets and a special treat for Brody. Brody and Josh ran the team out onto the field at the beginning of the game. They announced their names, got autographs and hung out in the locker room before the game. They all had complimentary drinks and food as they were in the VIP seating.
|In the locker room|
|I'm ready, your serve.|
|Relaxing at Holloways Beach|
|Swim suit calendar pose|
|Winter at the beach|
Monday seemed to come too soon as it was another teary goodbye as we left for school. Scott drove us to school so he could take Chris, Kim & Darrell, and LUGGAGE to the airport at 1:00. We had another great visit with family from Canada!! So glad they came to see us and let us show them a little bit of our world that we have experienced over the last 5 months.