Sunday, October 31, 2010

Port Douglas-Day 11

My kind of R&R

Last full day in paradise, so we headed out to 4 mile beach one last time!

This video was huge with my big camera, 
and I'm interested to see what the quality will be like after converting it!
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The humidity made my stick-straight hair have a beach wave!

I wish my backyard was filled with all this!

After goofing around town, we had a double date at Mark and Suze's hotel for an authentic Aussie lunch and hangin' out by the pool before heading home to the States!


"Sausage Sizzle"
 For a couple bucks, you get a slice of white bread (I chose wheat), a sausage, sauteed onions, and bbq sauce (or ketchup).  Almost always served at a little league game, parking lot of DIY stores, ballpark, etc ... you name it!  There's nothing sophisticated about it, but we wanted to do it right the way the locals do it! 


Here's the mayhem in making it happen :)
**Aussies call ketchup "tomato"

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I just learned how to use video on my camera, so it threw them off!

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I am a big fan of the 10sec timer - Genius invention!

We heard a helicopter touch down what seemed REALLY close, so I went and investigated.  This photo was taken without a zoom ... and still to this day I wonder who landed on the hotel property!

We said out goodbyes, got email addresses, and have planned to meet our Aussie friends in Asia one of these days.  It was a true delight meeting such great people who made our trip so memorable.  As you can tell from the videos, our time together was filled with lots of joy and laughter.  We wish them a happy future together with many blessings!!!

Next post, our 30hr trip home!
To be continued ....




18 comments:

Liesl @ FabulousFashions4SensibleStyle said...

You are too cute! Love the little videos...those are funny too when by accident you think you have it on picture setting, but video instead, and people are posting for flash to go off! :) I wonder who was in that helicopter too!

Liesl :)

josephinechoo said...

Visit Singapore someday too..

:)

Tiffany said...

I loved all the updates! 30-hour flight?, youre a trooper!

Mrs. Ruby said...

Wow. I have really enjoyed all the pics...A trip of a lifetime, mate! ;)
It's definitely on the list for places to go!!!

Jessica said...

I spy a Kindle in that first picture. ;)

Those plants, the food, the fun: Looks like you guys had a wonderful trip!

Neely said...

Love all of your Australia posts! Looks like the trip of a lifetime!

Mallory said...

I am so jealous of your fabulous vacation! And I'm loving these recaps, your pictures are great!

~KS said...

You and Gabe seriously should be models!! And you and beach wavy hair go well together- love the look!!

And thanks to your pics, all I can daydream about is traveling down under....

Lindsey said...

I am so jealous of this trip. Thanks for sharing everything with us! Like you, I am sure the food would be an adjustment for me as well.

Btw.. we took a helicopter from the airport to our resort on our honeymoon. It was awesome! Maybe the person who landed was just a joe schmo like us?

Mrs. Nelson said...

Your trip looked like so much fun!!! :) And love your outfits! Too cute!

Taylor @ The Undomestic Momma said...

that looks gorgeous! and so do you :)

Kelly said...

Oh WOW! So jealous that you got to go to Australia. It is def on my list of things to do at some point in my life.

Jax said...

I forgot my headphones at work today! ARG! I'll have to go back and watch the videos! I played that one of the 4 miles beach though.. your hair blowing in the breeze makes me want to go back on vacation! What a gorgeous spot! :) The rest of the pics are great, too, girlie! And yeah, the 10 second self timer is a fabulous invention!

Tamara Nicole said...

Love that dress! And those "hot dogs" look interesting yet yummy:-)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Those hot dogs definitely look interesting!!! I bet they were so good though!

Ambs said...

I am so JEALOUS! Australia is definitely on my bucket list.. hopefully sooner rather than later

Ali said...

Love the videos! So funny.

And I'm legitimately sad that these recaps are almost over. No joke.

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Wow that ocean really is beautiful! And it totally does look like Hawaii!

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