Sunday, April 7, 2013

Open Roads, Farms and the Sea.

The Mamavan has been getting a work out this holidays.  We live in such a wonderful part of the world, with so much to explore.  And of course, we love to explore!

There is something about an open road.  Even though I get car sick, I will never tire of packing up the car and just driving.


We arrived at Maleny Dairy Farm and put on our gumboots.  The Reasons were a little hesitate, but after reassurance from Brett, we started walking up the long driveway.


So much to explore.




The Dairy Farm was having an open day so there was loads of fun for all!


These two are like an old married couple.  Oliver helping Camille through the long, dense grass.
The highlight was finding a very fresh calf.  Oh my.



The memory of this photo will stay with me forever. 
Oliver was having a long winded conversation with Brett as to why it would be a great idea to find a new home for Bones (our dog) so that we can take the calf home. 
"Wouldn't that be a great idea Daddy!?" 


This boy is blowing my mind with how grown up he is becoming.  I am starting to see a young man emerge.  Happy to sit and think.  Happy to be by himself.  Happy to wonder.  Happy. 


We then headed into Caloundra for a fish and chip dinner by the sea.  After dinner had been scoffed and the Reasons were long gone, playing on the playground, Brett and I sat watching a cruise ship pass by.  The start of someones dream holiday. 

It was a perfect moment in time.  Perfect.  I mentioned to Brett that this particular spot was my happy place.  A place that we have visited only a few times, but a spot that was somewhere that made me truly happy. 


 

 


With the Reasons falling asleep while watching The Lorax, we drove the 2 hours home in a comfortable silence. 



Yet another Five Little Reasons Adventure success. 







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15 comments:

  1. Love hearing your stories about the simple......but important chapters of your life!

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    1. Simple memories are usually the long lasting memories. x

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  2. Wow what a beautiful day, beautiful farm, beautiful family.
    By the way I think Oliver and my Cohen would be great hostage negotiators by the sounds of it. Cohen is in constant long winded conversations with us trying to convince us of all manner of hair brained ideas and schemes, the kid is like a dog with a bond he doesn't give up.

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    1. He was so determined to bring the calf home - so when Brett said "We have a dog", he just replied with "Well, I am sure Grandma could have Bones". So cute!

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  3. Beautiful photos. Can I ask, where is that playground in Caloundra? Is it new?

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    1. Thank you. The playground is at Moffat Beach.

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  4. Might be my favourite post of yours. I now want to make sure we get to maleny for an open day! Wonderful adventure and beautiful photos Dan!

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    1. Maleny Dairies run regular tours Deb. Add it to your list of things to do!

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  5. Marvellous, such special memories you are creating for your little ones - that last photo is absolutely stunning!

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    1. Thank you. I have ordered that photo on a canvas for our home. I love it so much. x

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  6. Beautiful pics of a beautiful day :)

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  7. I love weekends like this. Family time is gold. I wish we could bottle-it up because I know it won't last forever. Super lovely photos BTW Fi xxx

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    1. I will never tire of the family days like this. We have had many this holidays, but during the school term obviously there won't be many, so it's like we are well stocked. x

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  8. Just came across from my big nutshell. Really lovely photography!

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