Day 73: The Big Pineapple, Glasshouse Mountains and Tunnel Ridge Ranch.
Childhood memories take us to the Big Pineapple. Unfortunately, it has lost its flair. Neglected and rundown, it's former glory is only seen in the huge carpark across the road and the many buildings, that now stand empty.
It's sad to see, and disappointing that people have lost interest in the agriculture of this region, of possibly QLD.
We head to the Glasshouse Mountains, and the cute villages of Mapleton, Montville and Maleny. They are a hive of activity and we sample their bakery wares for lunch.
We do several bushwalks, enjoying the rainforests of the north. I don't think I'll ever get sick of looking at the bush or the land...just love it!
In the afternoon, we head to Landsborough to catch up with friends of Craig's, who were in Teen Ranch Scotland when he was, back in the 80's.
We spend the afternoon looking at their own ranch, Tunnel Ridge, and what they offer for kids camps.
We stay for dinner and watch an agonising State of Origin, and have a wonderful time catching up over old times.