The last weeks in Mt Isa were hectic. Virginia's birthday, Easter weekend and our leaving do. I attempted a pavlova without weighing scales. It may well have looked like a pizza base but it was totally edible and cream and berries cover a multitude of mistakes. Good Friday was a BBQ and pool party for staff. I wish I could remember more! We had our last meal on board a converted tram in the Irish with our best Isa pals! And that was it....
Emma and myself took the unbelievably long 26 hour journey from Mt Isa to Brisbane just under a week ago. We thought trying to stay awake the whole night before would help...it didn't! Roads are bumpy and two seats each isn't enough even for those with stunted growth! It was so sad saying goodbye to Virginia and the friends we'd made. it really had become home. I never for one moment thought I'd be hoping the bus took a wrong turn and we ended up back there. The only thing that brightened the experience was Ash's mom meeting us at a stop 11 hours in with chicken casserole and bread and butter...the best thing we've eaten in 4 months.
We spent 2 days in Brisbane. Hoping to do a bit of shopping, the shops kind of let us down. I wish people over here wouldn't keep mistaking the weather as winter. Not yet anyway, I still have summer clothes to buy. We didn't do a great deal, wiped out by the long journey. I did, however, introduce Emma to Wagamamas and I'll go as far to say that was pretty much the higlight of those two days. And a fixed camera :-)
And so onto Noosa, picking up Alissa in Brisbane and meeting Graeme and Paul at the bus stop...the Ozintro group reunited. And so also back to the beach, that's where we've spent the last 3 days and in the bar the last 3 nights. Not a huge amount to do but plenty of hills to walk up and down.
Tomorrow we leave for Rainbow Beach and Fraser Island. Back to travelling and loving it. Just wish it didnt involve staying in hostels and having a $3 daily food allowance!