Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Camping - part1...

Happy Belated Easter everyone! We have been away from it all - including the computer! I hope you have all had a lovely week-end because we certainly did! :)




We took the 5-day break and used it to connect with Mother Nature and us as a family. Also, we just love camping and couldn't let this fabulous opportunity get away on us! LOL!! And have a look at where we went....























I've taken over 400 photos this past Easter break and I will share a few with you today.



We went to Main Range National Park just off the Cunningham Highway in South East Queensland. We really love exploring our "back yard"! hee hee... And we are so very lucky to have these beautiful areas so close to us....even if there was an hour stationary delay in the Cunningham Highway Gap, due to road works and I guess, lots of other Easter campers!

This photo was taken from the car as we were waiting for the traffic to move. We passed the time listening to the bell birds chirping away and Ethan's inventive new song - "Twinkle, twinkle little baa!" Thank goodness we had the view to entertain us! LOL!



After we finally got to the campsite (4 hours after leaving our driveway) we set up and soaked in the atmosphere. And I was glad we did because the camp ground quickly filled with enthusiastic and eager campers - some probably getting a little too close to us for our own comfort! (Like setting their table up right next to ours!!!) LOL!


Do you notice the warm coats? Well, let's just say I am glad I threw them in the camper trailer before leaving home. It got a little bit chilly! LOL! It wasn't freezing, but it was enough to cause, what Ethan calls, "dragon breath"! And he had fun with it!!!


The next day, Good Friday, we went for a short walk near the camp grounds. Here we discovered beautiful vistas...
...amazing evidence of early last century logging...
...and leeches!!!! Sorry. No photos of those little/big (depending on the time you first notice them on yourself!) suckers! :P





And because the family will want to see more photos of the kids, here's some of what they did on days 1 and 2....


More photos to come.... Thanks for visiting..x

11 comments:

Cynthia Lloréns said...

I just love the photos and yhe post too.
I like evrything in here....
I´m follower now.
Have a eonderful week.
Hugs from Brazil
Cynthia

jodie said...

wow! Beautiful place Leanne! I especially love that first photo, just stunning :)

Kim said...

Sounds like you had a great break away...and photo's are beautiful, Leanne. Hope you all feel refreshed..and what a beautiful spot.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful rain forest, reminds me of the Atherton tableland and the kids looked like they enjoyed it too. You sure took alot of snaps.
Love Mum

Jasmine S said...

This looks gorgeous. I just love camping and nature and relaxing and the smoke from the camp fire. Awesome pics.

Leanne J said...

oh man..i'm definately going to have to visit there..wow.. and its only and hour from my place..lol..so its definately in my backyard.. one problem though.. i DONT do camping..LOL.
looks like a fantastic weekend...

Kerryn said...

What a beautiful place to spend a few days! Glad you all enjoyed the family time :).

Sheree said...

What a beautiful place to spend the weekend Leanne! Sounds like everyone had a great time...and I love your stunning pics!

Sheree xx

Kim said...

totally brave doing the camping thing...its totallynot me...but your photos prove its a fab way to spend Easter!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Nice photos, looks like a perfect easter weekend! Thanks for sharing!

Leslie - lilkoala3 said...

Thank you for the comment on my layout on my blog. These pictures are lovely! The colors are so vivid!