Friday, July 03, 2009 ♥
Trip up North:) ♥ 10:31 PM
Finally, the anticipated trip is here:) After sieving through over thousands of photos, I bring you the best of the shots we took:) There are so many funny story but a blog entry can only cover that much. Next time come join me. My middle name is 'FUN'. Well, this entry is a photoblog entry so I won't say much! Enjoy:)
A total of 11 people (Arvin, Jim, Ken, Michael, Richard, Gia, Gloria, Ivy, Joyce, Vickey and me!!) set off for the trip. We are gonna rock the North!
Some hiccups here and there but in the end, we really thank God that everything went smoothly.
We have more luggage than could fit in the car! Squeeeeze. And guess who's the driver of the 7 seater? Your truly has something to add to her resume:P We got high for a bit but after 2 hours, I'm getting bored because people at the back is SLEEPING! So I entertained myself with looking at scenery, singing along with the songs. Ok, I sounded damn sad. People, wake up!
Emu farm, where all the wind mills are.
Then next stop (a couple of hours later), the Pinnacles where we wanted to make a Bollywood movie. More like Bollywood pictures. How sexy:P
In True Bollywood style
Jumping makes us hungry. On our way out of the Pinnacle, we stopped over at Jurien Marine park to have lunch.
After driving for 6 hours, was feeling a little wee tired so Ken was the next driver.... Something interesting happened on the way to our apartment but thank God we all arrived safely to Intown apartment which is a very homely place. Loves it!
After cooking dinner, I'm close to KO-ed. But we all hanged out in the master bedroom or playing Taiwanese Mahjong which is waaay easier than the Chinese style.
First, sightseeing around the Town of Geraldton.
At the Sydney memorial.
Then moving on to St Francis Xavier Cathedral. We now know that the 'peace' sign started with Paul:)
The inside is pretty too:)
Did that scare you? :D
Next up, Point Moore lighthouse.
Then to Fisherman's Wharf. Was hoping to buy lobsters but the wait was too long so we stuffed the idea.
Look how huge this guy is!
After a quick lunch at Maccas because we spend wayyy to much time at each stop, we have to rush to the next town which is a couple of hours away.
But the road is just one long strip of road so I made everyone get off and take photos:) I'm such an awesome driver!
I think at this point of time, we kept teasing Jim to keep his eyes open for the photos. The girls even zoomed in the pictures to laugh at him. He is a funny guy. I hope he won't be psychologically affected by us:P Jim, you are really adorable so we kept teasing you. We shall keep 'cute' for some else ya:D
In the little town of Northampton, we visited the Our Lady in Ara Coeli Church before moving on...
At this point, it was persistently raining so we couldn't get off the van at Horrocks beach so we went on to Port Gregory!
The Pink lake at Port Gregory *lurves* ♥♥♥
Arvin found a very unique look rock with crystals on top. Hmm, wonder whether how it taste like. Answer: Salty. Very salty.
Finally reached Kalberri beach resort.
The brothers prepared the steamboat while the girlies went for a jacuzzi spa:)
And just chilling after dinner.
Ok, I know I looked like a little school girl with my 2 pigtail and hat. Oh, who cares. Jim can join me as little school boy:)
At Hamelin pool to look at the Stromatolites.
Shell beach where shells prevail!
I was so excited that my legs finally saw the sun:) Warm and nice. I can't wait for summer in Perth:) The clear waters is just pure bliss. God is awesome:) And Joyce's fantastic camera is waterproof. I want one too!
We had to leave the glorious sun and the pretty beach unfortunately because we still have to ruch up to Monkey Mia where there are dolphins!
Random picture when I reached Monkey Mia. Must be something to do with the long drive:)
We are literally living at the beachfront. 20 more steps and you hit the water. Chillaxing after our BBQ. Too addicted with Arvin's DS lite. He got the pink one!
Look at the adorable dolphins!!!
The pelicans are scary! They tried to bite Joyce when she was trying to take a photo of them!
First at Little Lagoon where we didn't do much then to Eagle Bluff where it took my breath away!
Heading towards Kalberri again! Good bye Shark bay!
Lunch at Hamelin Pool. Yes, if you have not noticed, we are backtracking to Perth.
Super old school phone that I saw there.
MUST concentrate on sleeping!
Sushi for dinner
Jim is hopeless in making sushis!
My yummy babies
Then a surprise for Michael! Happy birthday!
Look at his face! He turned red.. someone is blushing:)
As per our custom, the next birthday person gets to cut the cake too. After the birthday boy cut it of course!
Yummilious chocolate! Hope you had a memorable birthday all the way up North, Michael!
Farewell Kalberri resort!
At Hawkhead where I taught the boys basic ballet:)
Below is a variety of places. You get Ross Graham lookout, Red buff, Mushroom rock, Island rock, Rainbow valley and not forgetting the Natural Bridge
Richard's arty farty picture.
And it's time to go home *cues Michael Buble "Home"*
After dinner, a quickie at Hungry Jacks, we had to continue our journey. It's getting late... But we are still hours away from Perth but I know that God is watching over us. Doggie wants to go home too!
Thank God we hit no Kangeroos, Enchidna or any random stuff:) And we got through the whole trip safely although I had to drive in heavy rains some times. The trip is awesomely fun and I got to know people better especially on that few hours drive. This is one trip I will never forget. Even with my terrible memory!
♥ Princess Serene