01.05.2013 - 12.05.2013 23 °C
Easy drive to Brisbane and staying at a caravan park close to bus and train - 15km out off the city. Shops are close by too, so grocery shopping is walking distance. Caught up with David and Jenny at Cedar Creek. What a beautiful place to live. It's like home but on a grander scale. They took us out for a drive to Mount Glorious, and it really is glorious. Fabulous rainforest with huge ficus trees, ferns, palms. We took a walk along one of the trails. A lot of huge trees had fallen due to heavy rains and storms over recent weeks. Such a shame, but that's the nature of things. They surprised us with a sausage sizzle BBQ lunch at the park. We ended the day at a quirky little cafe called 'The Flying Nun' in Samford. It is a converted church and really cute - great coffee too. A really great day.
Did all of the usual touristy things - Tamborine Mountain, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens and Planetarium, toured the river by 'cat', explored South Bank, had a great seafood lunch with David & Jenny at South Bank, had great coffee at Jimmy's in Queen Street Mall, etc etc etc. Walked our feet off. Weather has been pretty overcast most of the time though the sun has been out from time to time too. Lovely and cool too. It's sprinkled and rained the past couple of days. A pleasant change.