Yesterday was our first ‘free’ day where we could get out in the little jeep and catch up with people we know in Queensland. It was very much an “ol’ Navy’ day as two of our catch ups were with ex Navy friends.
In the morning we set off to Michelle’s Mum and Dad who live south of Brisbane in a place called Tallebudgera. It was great seeing them again. The visit was just in time as they are heading over to Queenstown next Thursday to attend their son Mathews wedding. We hope the day goes well – you have certainly picked a great spot for the occasion.
Our next visit was to Brian and Christine Edwards. They departed New Zealand some fourteen years ago and settled on a small block of land at Stokers Siding in just over the border in NSW. While Brian was in the Navy with Rod, he also resided next door to Dearne when they were living in New Zealand. As it turns out, Dearne’s Mum bought their house in Auckland when they shifted to Australia. Small world eh! We spent a great couple of hours with them before heading back to Brisbane. Great to see you guys – you are in a beautiful area of Australia.
Our next port of call was to the Geebung-Zillmere RSL Club in Brisbane itself to catch up with our old friend Paddy Long from Christchurch. Paddy had made contact earlier in the day as he was in Brisbane to attend the Brisbane Steel Guitar Club’s 2013 Festival. We spend a great few hours at the Festival and had the opportunity to listen to some brilliant musicians. Many thanks for the invite Paddy – it was great to catch up in Australia.
More photo’s of our day out can be found HERE .
Someone asked us yesterday ‘so far what is the best thing we have bought with us to Australia’. Discounting the motorhome as we have yet to get that back, the best thing has got to be the GPS. We would have been totally lost without it in some of the places we have been.
We are staying the night tonight back at Donna and John’s place closer to Brisbane as we have to have the jeep into the workshop at 7.30am tomorrow morning to have the A frame fitted. One more job off our plate before we get on the road.