Wednesday, December 23, 2009

A day in the mountains







Yesterday, the girls and I drove to Mt Tamborine to meet up with an old uni friend of mine who now lives in Malaysia. She was visiting her family with her little girl so it was a great chance to catch up. It took us an hour and a half to drive up to the far side of the mountain (we had to stop once or twice for extra directions) but it was worth it. Apart from the gorgeous views and fresh air, the little townships are very picturesque with lovely gardens and the road up the mountain is lined with lush rainforest and towering trees. We arrived at the B & B where our friends were and the girls had a lovely time running about with their new pals and feeding bread and carrots to the miniature ponies. Just blissful for my city children and lovely for me to catch up with my friend.




After admiring the view and ponies and eating lunch, we set off to do a rainforest walk. I went bushwalking a lot with my family as a child and have felt very neglectful not doing it with my children. The spot we visited had a high steel pathway above the trees so it was a great way to admire the rainforest. Then we arrived on terra firma and enjoyed walking past the ferns, giant trees and vines and various fauna and flora. The girls saw a snake and also a little bush turkey rummaging on the forest floor. It was lovely to be out of the city and enjoying the bush.















I think we'll have to take Scott back for a relaxing weekend.



3 comments:

CGDK said...

looks lovely, so nice to get away, even just for a little while....

I took #1son into the Mt Cootha gardens last week -he surprised me with how much he enjoyed himself looking at all thee plants, there's a 'kids walk' in there too with things to find....a nice free few hours out.

hester said...

Hi C. I like the Mt Coot-tha gardens too and we went to the Planetarium show as well. E loved it but too scary for G.

le @ whoopwhoop said...

how lovely lucky you :) le xoxo