Beautiful View from the top of Paluma
We did a nice long hike into the rainforest—-did not see too many animals but then we weren’t the quietest hikers either!!! What I did discover is that there is a HUGE difference between hiking when you are 48 and hiking when you are 20!!!!! Aaron and Thomas were quite considerate of us “old agers” but they were definitely more spry than we were. It was a fun hike, we all worked up a sweat and we saw some beautiful things. After we hiked a bit we headed to the Rainforest Inn for a bit of lunch which was delicious!!! Aaron and I both had panini and Chris had an avocado salad which which looked yummy. Thomas had some huge chicken sandwich and we all shared some potato wedges with sweet chili sauce—-one of our Australian favorites now. YUM!
After lunch we headed to a pottery place which was really in the back of the potter’s house. He was a really nice guy, explained the difference to me between gas fired and woodfired and showed me a lot of neat pictures of things he had done. I found a little teapot (you KNOW I couldn’t turn that down) and a couple small things to bring back for gifts and happily left with a nice souvenior. The potter—Len Cook—-was a nice guy—very talented and quite personable. www.lencookpottery.com
So we are all settled in for the evening and planning on watching Australian Idol—our lame Sunday night activity—down to 3 now so it is getting intense. The boys were amazed that it was still going on since we had watched it with them when they were here in September on their spring break. Will blog more tomorrow!!!