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Published: November 25th 2008
Went into Robina to visit my brothers daughter-in-law and her two boys. Had a great, great visit with them. Gave the boys T-Shirts from the Pass and the Canadian flag we have been displaying all across Australia.
Went out to a Thai restaurant for dinner. Really a wonderful time with family that hasn’t had much contact with our family. That will certainly change as I intend to keep in touch.
Burleigh Heads to Caloundra
Nice, easy drive. We have a fondness for Caloundra from our first visit in 1996. Bulcock beach, specifically with its nice current that allowed us to float with the tide, run back and float again. Unfortunately we didn’t go on Sunday, which was a beautiful day until dinner time. Then the first of the big storms hit. We just got the tail of it, but lots of rain and wind.
Caloundra to Woody Point
Visited Bulcock Beach and it was disappointing, to say the least. Cloudy, rainy, windy day. And at high tide the scenery wasn’t the same. Bummer.
Up to our friends place in Woody Point for a great reunion and to meet the new guy.
and a nice house.
Nov 18 to 22
Mostly not much to report. Just visiting.
Except we did get to Australia Zoo. Should be a must on every tourists agenda. And Australians too. A zoo, is a zoo, is a zoo, but Australia Zoo is different from any I have seen. Very, very clean. Lots of grass, lots of trees. The animals appear to be well looked after. And the employees very helpful. Did the usual picture with the Koala, saw the crocoseum show, the tiger show. Really enjoyed all of it. Animals, birds, reptiles. GREAT.
Took the Calypso Campervan back. 19,417.7km. No issues at all with the van. It has been a good home for the past 3 months.
We have outlined our journey on an Australian map. And even I am surprised at the territory we have covered.
Brisbane to Sydney to Honolulu to Vancouver on Nov 24. Hotel stopover then on to Edmonton on Nov 25. Linda can then get her daughter/granddaughter fix for a few days. Then back home to the Crowsnest Pass. Into WINTER.
We have arrived. We are currently in Vancouver airport waiting for our WestJet
flight to Stony Plain. Not quite home, but we will be getting re-acquainted with family.
Hopefully we will write a summary in the next few days. Whenever the Jet-Lag leaves us.
REALLY ENJOYED OUR TRIP TO OZ
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