Kondalilla Falls

Today we finally went back to Kondalilla Falls, searching for the mystery Geocache that we had found awhile ago, because we wanted to check out the contents and find who owned it, and see whose names were in the log book. Unfortunately the plastic food container of goodies was gone :(

But we did have fun walking down to the water fall, and exploring. Kyle spotted a big eel in the water but when he tried to show David it had moved on. We did want to go down to the very bottom of the water fall but a big landslide had happened, with big rocks on the footpath so it was blocked off, still wonder how many people walk over the orange tape and walk on down?

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The Best Surprise Ever

Sorry I have been very quiet on here! But I was very busy keeping a secret from my family. A few people knew my secret, and the weekend was a success and so much fun, I am so very grateful for my boys! My second son made my Delayed Mothers Day Gift – the best ever this year, with a trip from Brisbane to Sydney possible to attend my Oldest Woody Son’s Surprise 21st Birthday Party.

At first we both thought that we {David and I} would be missing out on our Oldest Son’s Surprise 21st Birthday Party and I was so very upset that I wasn’t going to be there for the big event. And I had tried many different ways to make it possible for us all to go but with Studying, David’s working and not having anyone to look after our younger two the best solution was for me to fly down for the weekend, and spend it with family.

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Happy 21st Birthday To Our Son

Our oldest is now 21 years old – how did all those years go bye that very fast? I remember his birth like it was yesterday. I was shopping when the first contraction hit – and it came in fast and strong from that very moment. I was two weeks over due with him {we went two weeks overdue with all of our boys}.

And I was so very young….back then I thought I knew it all!!! Ha if only I knew then what I know now! As a young Mum I had to face a lot of “looks” when out and about – I was only 20 when I gave birth to him. And the area I grew up was not the best to raise a baby.

And I had to fight to be able to have my baby – there was a “family” meeting with my side of the family and they all thought I shouldn’t be having him and asked me to not go through with the pregnancy. Luckily I am so head strong and I follow my heart – no-one was talking me out of having my baby.

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Happy 10th Birthday To Our Baby

The other day our Baby celebrated his 10th Birthday. How is that possible? How did the time go bye that fast?? I don’t get it…..he once could fit into my arms, and how he is almost as tall as me. And he is the kindest, funniest, loving, sweet little boy ever. He would share the “Shirt” off his Back if you didn’t have one. He gets into the most craziest funniest situations and the dirt….I swear this child steps one toe outside and the dirt jumps onto him where ever he goes.

But gee we are so glad he lights up our world every single day.

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What To Keep When Downsizing

On the weekend we helped two beautiful people with getting as much done as possible because they needed to move out of their house. And I was itching to pack up their “Shed” which was a “homeschool Room” – now a store room but there was only so many hours in one weekend, and only so much two mamas could do! Maybe another time we will get back there and help them out again {we love them so we would help them all any time they asked}

And I was helping them move down as many “Storage Cupboards” as possible to to their new home – Storage is really important when you downsize but it got me to thinking about when we had to downsize our massive 4 bedroom house {it had two lounge rooms and massive verandas} and David {and our boys} are hoarders so we had a lot of stuff to sort through. And had to think about Motorhome Storage Space.

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6 Things To Consider Packing For A Long-Term Trip

Are you planning a long-term trip in the future, but you can’t decide what you will need? Whether you are taking a two-year sightseeing tour around Europe, a six-month road trip across America or a four-week backpacking stint in Southeast Asia,  or even travelling Australia in a Motorhome/Campervan consider these six pointers when packing for an extended holiday.

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Darlington Parklands In Yarrabilba

After walking back from the Waterfall at Tamborine National Park – we were all hot and very sweaty, and very hungry! We had a watermelon and an idea of where we wanted to head to, I programmed the GPS which directed us all to Darlington Parklands in Yarrabilba – one very cool playground!

Darlington Parklands in Yarrabilba ::

Darlington Parklands

SWEET LITTLE PLAYGROUND TO COOL DOWN!

Playing with Water

PLAY WITH WATER IS A KIDS DREAM

It was that hot all of the parents enjoyed the water play as much as the Children did!

wonderful playground

MANY PLACES TO PLAY

Kyle having fun at the playground

LOTS OF GREAT SHADE AND PLACES TO HIDE

Gym area at the playground

THE GYM AREA

Basketball Court

BASKETBALL COURT

Kyle and our friends Son loved playing Basketball with another Family – Kyle had his Xmas Present {our second son gave him a Basketball} with him. I must say that our Friends Son is a natural talent at Basketball – he killed the game!

Big Playground

THE PARK HAS MANY AREAS TO PLAY

Great family place

MANY PLACES TO SIT AND EAT!

The playground has great facilities – Toilets, Bins, BBQ’s, Picnic Tables, different areas to Play/Cool Down. The playground is one that I would visit again! I have said we could easily travel around Australia from Playground to Playground and I so reckon we could, especially when they have great Toilet facilities!

The only issue I had that day was I was the only Adult with one of my sons, and three children from our Friends Family and I could only have eyes in some many directions, and yes I did lose sight of one of the girls….panic time!! We all searched and found her in the toilets – never ever been so grateful to discover where a Child had disappeared to!

Love the shade, love the water, love that all age groups are catered for. It was a great day out.

Have You Got  A Great Local Playground?

Share it below, we love to visit it!

Cheers

Lisa

New Life on the Road.

Here are some other Playgrounds we have been to ::

Centenary Park Clermont

Postcard From Bundaberg

Music in the Park

Tamborine National Park

Way back….I was searching for a water fall in Tamborine National Park but ended up in Cedar Creek Section instead! There was a waterfall there {luckily} but it wasn’t the one I was aiming for, guess that’s the fun part of seeing Australia – exploring areas and trying to find new places to see.

Tamborine National Park ::

Cedar Creek Section

NO CAMPING ALLOWED OR FIRES

Discover Cedar Creek

INFORMATION BOARD ON WHAT TO DISCOVER

Eels in the Water at Cedar Creek

YOU WILL SEE MASSIVE EELS

Yes there are huge Eels in the water, yet the don’t seem to mind the swimmers, and you can see them swimming in and out of their homes – they live in the edge of the rocks in the water. There was a guy in the water who was trying to catch one to show our Kids up close and personal, but the eels out smarted him every time!

National Park and Cultural heritage

PROTECTING THE PARK FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

Park Closes Dates

PARK CLOSES DATES

Not sure why it closes and locks Carpark Gates for different times of the years?

Looking down to the waterfall

LOOKING DOWN ON THE WALKING TRACK

Beautiful Waterfall

GORGEOUS WATERFALL

walking down to the waterfall

WALKING DOWN THE STEEP STAIRS

Very hot day

OUR DAY WAS SO VERY HOT

Very high up

SO GLAD THERE WAS A HIGH RAILING

Cooling Down

PERFECT PLACE TO SPEND A HOT DAY

Cooling down

COOLING OFF THEIR FEET IN THE WATER

Exploring the waterfall

THIS IS MY WORLD AND HE LOVES EXPLORING IT

Kyle is our very Cheeky Monkey

CHEEKY MONKEY

The Waterfall

AT LEAST THE WATERFALL WAS WORTH THE TRIP

Lookout

GREAT PLACE FOR A GREAT LOOKOUT

What I remember about Tamborine National Park – it was hot! And the footpath down was easy going until you got to the section of the waterfall – that was a bit more tricky! And all of the four Children that I had that day decided to take a track that was not the easiest to get back up so I ended up having a great work out. After climbing back up and walking to the car we were all very hot and sweaty, so again we found a Water Playground to cool off at. There sure is a great variety of them around in Queensland, and for that matter also in New South Wales.

I also remember that the car park was very busy that day, I had to wait for a car to pull out so that I could park, and many cars were pulling up on the side of the Roads leading down to the car park to find a spot – not sure when is the right time of the day to avoid the car park issues! Oh and make sure you lock your cars, apparently they have break ins in the area.

Maybe one day we will get back up that way, and maybe one day I will find the waterfall I was searching for, mind you I can’t remember what it was called!! Will have to see if I can re-find it on google and add the place to our “Bucket List”

Cedar Creek National Park

A MAP OF ALL THERE IS TO SEE IN THE AREA

Have You Been To Tamborine National Park?

Ipswich to Tamborine National Park

Cheers

Lisa

New Life on the Road

Ipswich Queensland

Way back in January of 2015 we stayed with Some Great Friends so that David could help with their Solar Panels on their Bedford Motorhome. One day their sweet Mama treated our family to a day out in Ipswich – first we went to the Lego Display and then onto a Water playground….it was that hot that day all of us enjoyed the water park.

Ipswich Lego Display ::

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Dream Believe Achieve

The last two { almost 2 1/2} months have been full on….My Head Buried in A Book and studying big time. With 8 Subjects, 30 Hours of Practice – 2 times 15 minutes of practicing different skills, Community Service, Online exams and reading…lots of reading!

The only way a Dream can come true is to have a reason “Why” for the end results! And to believe its possible no matter what stands in the way of the dream!

Now I have finished my Certificate IV and have started the Diploma, which will mean LOTS more reading. The Diploma Course is very full on, with lots of Muscle Groups, Bone Structures, and Bone Tissues medical terms to remember.

And no I still can’t remember basic names for the Arm Bones, Leg Bones, or the even the Torso Names!! But maybe one day it will all sink in? {one could hope can’t they?}

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