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Back in the big city

Made it to Brisbane

overcast 25 °C
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Well, we’ve finally made it to the big city and have been lucky enough to find a caravan park close to the city centre. Brisbane roads can be confusing for the uninitiated and have take quite a few wrong turns already! It makes us appreciate how good the roads are in Perth.

We plan to spend a bit of time here, so this blog will be on hold for the next little while and we possibly may be here in Brisbane for Christmas, but nothing is set in stone.

We’d love to hear from any of you reading this as we cannot spend great lengths of time online due to the nature of our internet connection. Instant messaging like MSN or Yahoo is not an option, so email is the next best thing. Our email addresses are:

philanddenise@gmail.com (both of us)

busdriver12@gmail.com (Phil)

denga3699@yahoo.com (Denise)


Well we had to go to the Gold Coast and visit a theme park. On the 4th December we spent the day at Dreamworld and had a really great day. They have some unreal rides which can be found on Dreamworld's web site here . The rides we went on were The Giant Drop, Tower of Terror, The Cyclone, and The Claw. We had a look over the Big Brother house and here is proof the girls were there!


I've also got myself at job at a BWS liquor store here in Brisbane, so we will be here until Mid January at least. That means we will be having a banana bender Christmas this year ;o)

Update #2

We've decided on a Brissie departure date - 16th January which co-incidentally is Denise's birthday. At this stage we expect to be back in Perth by late March early April.

A word about the weather here - most of the time it has been overcast and for most of that time it has been raining. On 6th January a storm passed through Brisbane which dumped almost 50mm in just over 1/2 hour! There is a small creek passing by the back of the caravan park, and this transformed into a raging torrent. Within 24 hours of the deluge it was back to it's former self showing that the drainage is very good here. We were lucky as the storms were worse in Northern NSW and Southern QLD and the flooding quite extensive.

Well, I had to put another highlight in here. On 10th January we travelled to the Gold Coast once again, this time to visit Seaworld. We had a great day and apart from the seal show being a little corny, the whole experience was wonderful! For us the highlight of the day was the dolphin show with the Polar Bears coming a close second.


We will be have been in Brisbane for 2 months and it has been a really good stay. We packed a lot of things into this time and would have no hesitation coming back here. We'd even live here if the opportunity presented itself.

Well, all good things must come to an end, and it's time for us to leave this rain sodden city. Next stop, New South Wales!

Posted by PhilAndDen 12:15 Archived in Australia Tagged family_travel

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