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Travel Thursdays! Cairns, Australia

6 Oct

When I made the trek over to Australia, I flew into Sydney first.  However, I did do a little traveling and In between Sydney and Dunk Island, I stopped in Cairns for one night.  It didn’t have much activity there but boy oh boy was it beautiful.  It was right on the ocean and gave me a tropical island feel.  Here are a few photos from a great place.

The trees were all large canopies with hanging strands.  They were very beautiful.

This public pool was AMAZING.  You could wade in and just get your feet wet or completely submerge to fully cool off.  There were tons of people lounging in the grass areas that surrounded this pool.  It was also an infinity pool looking out on the ocean.  Pretty surreal.

There was also a boardwalk all along the ocean where you could see the sail boats and the local wild life.  These cranes were everywhere!

Cairns is a great place to visit and worth stopping in.  However if you make the trek to Australia make sure to only stay here one or two days.  There’s not enough to fill many days with in this small town.  It’s a must see though 🙂

Is it possible that summer might actually be here??

25 Jul

This weekend the weather forecast didn’t look too promising going into it but it ended up being absolutely beautiful!  It didn’t hurt that I had some very important visitors either to enjoy it with.  Saturday consisted of family brunch, followed but dinner in SF with Ian, and then Grace Potter and the Nocturnals at the most beautiful venue ever…. Mountain Winery in Saratoga with Kimmie, Ian, Shannon and Lacey.   I have some more photos from the weekend that I will post when I upload them to my computer.

Sunday was perfect.  The sun was out and the pool was calling our names.  Ian and I went over to my parents for pool time and cheeseburgers.  I haven’t had a “summer day” like this yet.  I’ve been on the go so much and the weather has been pretty unpredictable so it was nice to finally just relax.  Here’s a few photos and I have more from my nice camera of the boys lounging that I’ll upload when I get a moment.

Love eating all of the in-season fruit during the summer.  My favorites are peaches, plums and pears.  Costco recently had some EXCELLENT cartons of peaches.

I’ve been trying to work on my floating skills while wearing a sunhat hahah NOT easy but oh so relaxing.

Doing some more floating before Ian jumped on me in the pool!  This is also obviously just an illusion, I had two kick-boards under my back 🙂  I used to have all sorts of great pool floats and such but my parents have two dogs that love floatation devices as well…

I think it’s safe to say… summer is finally here or at least for the time being.