Friday, February 17, 2006

The Return to Australia Trip

Well we finally arrived back in Australia after a short 6 night stopover in Waikiki, Hawaii. It was beautiful and very relaxing, though we didn't get to the beach as much as we would have liked.
The flight to Sydney in Business Class was hard. As you can see Shohanna was pretty cramped in her own seat, well she couldn't fit all her toys on with her unless we extended the foot rest.

We ended up in Brisbane that following night having lost a day due to timezones and our planned accommodation did not work out so we stayed in a budget hotel and sweated with the high temperatures and humidity overnight.
We then bussed for a couple of hours out to Toowoomba where we met Kev’s Dad and Sister, Helen who then drove us a further couple of hours to Helen and her husband Gavin’s cattle farm. All Kev’s family including all Fin and Shoey’s cousins on that side of the family were there. It was a fantastic family time after 3 years away.

We also were reacquainted with the Aussie wildlife. Yes this is a Brown snake that decided to venture too close to the house. One of the niece’s saw it and we quickly decided to make it a dead type of snake.
Shohanna also found she's a pretty good boogie boarder. She loved the water in the pool much more than the water at Waikiki.