They spent the early part of the week re visiting old territory and exploring new. It has been about 18 months since their last trip over. Steve and I took annual leave for a week and a half and spent the Thursday and Friday in Melbourne with them.
Just as an aside I have to confess and say I have been super indulgent as after this epic eatathon and our week away (more about that later) I have also enjoyed meals at PM24 and Maha which means that in the last fortnight I have eaten at 5 out of the 7 establishments George Calombaris owns! I feel a bit like a crazed fan for having done that but at the same time I don't regret one of those delicious meals at all!
On the Thursday we had lamb shoulder at Cumulus which we devoured quite cleanly.
Followed by a lamb shoulder for dinner. Also devoured completely cleanly.
We had a hire car that we used to explore the Daintree rainforest and for going to the local supermarket.
We also drove from Cairns airport to Port Douglas passing some beautiful coastal scenery.
Other activities included croc watching both in the wild on a river cruise but also at a crocodile park where we saw them jump for food. There were other Aussie animals there too including a cute mother and baby koala combo.
Port Douglas is a lovely part of the World and a great family holiday destination as there are lots of fun day trips to do as well as the chance to lounge by the pool in the sunshine or on the beach.
We had a great time altogether and we hope the Barleys had fun. They're just home now and recovering from the long flight. It will be March that we see them next.
Back in Melbourne we still have hot days and not so hot days. Spring is truly unpredictable. It's only 5 weeks till Christmas! This also means it's only 4 weeks till oue next trip!