2/19-28/11 Since before her tearful departure from Seattle, Leah has been anticipating the visit by her good friends Olivia and Stephanie. I have to say that it was every bit of a fantastic hit as she hoped. Right after picking them up from the airport, we drove N to the Sunshine Coast - with the girls chattering excitedly in the car the whole way. On Tues and Wed, the girls dressed in uniforms and went to school with Leah. Together, they held a Koala at the Lone Pine Reserve. Then, on the final weekend, we drove S to the Gold Coast, visited Olivia's aunt Barbara and hiked in Springbrook and Lamington National Parks.
|Yes, we want to bring a Koala home, but I'm afraid that Customs will check our bags...|
|A pair of Ibises stalked fish just a few feet from our cabin by the Balina beach.|
|Can you believe such an incredible beach with no one on it?|
|This is the incredible (if unimaginably named) "Natural Bridge" in Springbrook Nat'l Park.|