Exploring Brisbane – Day 1

My Daughter and her Husband moved to Brisbane in September 2017, and I have not seen them since, of course, we have chatted on the phone, Facebook and such, but it is not the same. I really missed having them with us this Christmas, and due to Hubby’s work and plane fares at this time of year, we were not able to visit until New Year’s Eve, we had 6 days before we had to fly home and for work. So we planned to cram in as much as we could 🙂

We rose early (4am) to get ready and drive to the airport for our 7:00am flight to Brisbane, it was the coolest morning we had enjoyed in days, we even had to wear jumpers. We had no holdups, no hitches, we arrived, dropped the car off, got to the airport, checked in our luggage and grabbed a coffee before boarding. The flight is only 2 hours from Melbourne and I passed it pleasantly doing some Creative tutorials I had downloaded on my tablet. Again diss-embarked got our luggage, found the hire car desk, all with minimum fuss. Drove the 20 minutes to my daughter’s house and fresh coffee. Spent the morning with my daughter, her husband, and their new kitten and puppy, Malfy and Kira…my grandchildren,😊 cue cameras and hugs 🙂

Kira – 12 weeks old
Malfy the cat (Phone pic) – 12 weeks old

Despite it being quite hot and humid, once my daughter left for work, we grabbed the cameras and went exploring, we drove to the Botanical Gardens and Planetarium, grabbed some lunch in the lovely garden’s cafe, but by the time we had finished lunch and stepped one foot into the actual gardens, the rains came, bringing lightning and thunder. Hoping it was short lived we drove to Mount Coot-tha for a view overlooking Brisbane city and surrounds, still raining, so we didn’t stay there long either. Mind you it was not cold and there was no lack of tourists either, I guess You gotta do what you can when you can, when on holiday. Great view of the city, so we vowed to come back. Now being really hot and sticky, we grabbed a few things for dinner and headed back to home base (My daughter’s house). Even though it was New Years’ Eve, we were totally exhausted and asleep long before midnight.


View of Brisbane from Mount Coot-tha in the grey drizzle (phone pic)

~ Julz

Will post about Day 2 tomorrow, Australia Zoo and The Glass House Mountains.