Thursday, May 27, 2010

Springbrook National Park Qld

It seems as this blog has turned into a weekly only update. Friday we drove down to Brisbane for Kai's 8th birthday.  We had a lovely celebration at Sizzlers in Cleveland.  Saturday we watched both boys play in their respective soccer matches.  Kai received the player of the match which was great.  Trent decorated his cake and they all went off to friends for further celebrations and we went off home.

Sunday we set off again to find the Rosevale Retreat Hotel the oldest hotel in Queensland.  Originally a homestead which sold sly grog in 1886.  They were granted a licence in 1887.  Due to flooding in the area it was moved to its current spot by four bullock teams.  The move took two days in which the current licensee Mrs Driscoll continued trading.  Or so the story goes.

 There was a group of Ulliseys bikers on their Sunday ride enjoying lunch.  It was well patronized.  We tried to find the hotel a few days earlier, it was a little way out of town.  There wasn't any signage so we came upon it by chance. 

I like this bike my colour too.
 We then drove on to Rosewood and home via Aratula where we stopped for fresh veggies and fruit at the
local markets.
The Rising Sun Hotel, Rosewood
  Monday we were up early and went up to Springbrook Mountains via Cunungra.  Again a lovely rainforest drive weaving our way up to the falls.  We stopped at the Purlingbrook Falls to enjoy the natural falls.

  We stopped for morning tea at the Gourmet Galah on our way down. 

 We drove along a very winding road to Mudgeeraba and then we caught up with friends Noelene and Ken in Palm Beach.  We had a very nice meal at the Burleigh Tavern and left for home about 4pm.  Tuesday we had to go into Ipswich to pick up our medications and catch up with Terry and also Bill and Leanne.  We finely managed to get to a doctor last week and have both had our flu injections.  When we arrived back at the caravan park our friends from our chapter in WA were settling in.  Topsy and Arie will be staying for a week but we head off to Warwick on Saturday.  We have seen all there is to see around here so time to move on to greener pastures.     
Talk again soon

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