Saturday, 30 August 2008

Cairns, Australia - Day Four

My Mum arrived on the fourth day of our Cairns trip and brought with her a huge surprise, my 14 year old nephew, Taila!!! My youngest brother couldn't be at our brothers wedding (the reason we were all in Cairns) so Taila was sent with Mum to represent his side of the family.

Having Taila there was the best surprise!!! My Princess loves her big cousin, he is her "best cousin eva". She totally monopolised his time and he is so good with her.

So on the 4th day we did a family trip to a crocodile farm!!!! We spent all day there, it was amazing!!!!

Saw 100's of crocodiles, they are very scary in real life, very prehistoric looking with the coldest meanest eyes you have ever seen!! Some of them had names like . . . Bart and Paul . . . cute . . . not!!!!

We went on a crocodile feeding boat ride, saw a live snake show, a crocodile show, fed wallabies and spent ages watches a Mama Koala and her baby.

We started our visit off with lunch. From left to right, my Mum, Gamma my mother in law), the Princess, Taila and Gamma's partner Gary!!!


Followed by a boat ride to feed the crocodiles . . .


actually, you sit in your seat and watch them being fed chicken heads dangled from a very long bamboo pole. They come swimming from all over . . .


and leap out of the water and SNAP!!!!


My 5 year old Princess took those last two photos of the crocodiles, she's a budding photographer.

The cousins feeding tame, cute and non jaw snapping wallabies,


and finally Mama Koala Bear and her gorgeous baby. Precious!!!


Last Cairns post tomorrow which will be of the wedding and then back to regular posts about craft, thrifting and the complete house decorating redo I have planned.

Oh and an update on the physical well being of the various members of our home!!!

If it doesn't rain it pours and believe me it has been pouring here (literally!!!).

Nite Nite for now

Rachaelxo

7 comments:

Lori said...

Rachael, your daughter's photos look great:) thanks for taking us along on your trip:)

LiLi M. said...

I told you before that I'm enjoying your wonderful trip almost as much as you! I have never seen a koala (let alone a koala mum and baby!). And your daughter is a heck of a photographer!! Mine can do better than me too! Makes you feel proud and old at one time, but lets forget about old, merely and mostly proud!

Hope you are doing well now and enjoying a very nice weekend!!

bluemuf said...

Rachael. I am so loving sharing this trip with you and Princess. Great pictures and so much fun

Hugs Karen

Chris said...

Hello and thank you for your sweet comment on my blog!! I can't get over this post! What an experience for all of you. I would love a trip like that! I'll be back regularly!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for takeing me along with you and your family on this great get away. What a sweet little girl you have and that smile saids it all.
Have a great weekend
Love Julia

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful trip this is!
Penny

Amy said...

cool photos! you mentioned you were sick, have you got that awful flu that's going around? I hope you get better.