Australia Day 1: We made it!!!

Hi Love Bugs,

What a whirlwind the last 35 hours has been. I am happy to announce that I am safely back on land, but I must admit the 16 hour flight from Dallas to Brisbane was no where near as horrible as I thought it would be. International economy beats the crap out of US economy. While on the flight, I watched a bunch of premiere movies: The Book Thief, Twelve Years a Slave, and Delivery Man. I was impressed that the airline was able to broadcast such new movies. The food however, was subpar at best–needless to say, I starved. After exiting the terminal, I was so excited to get to Cairns, and let me tell you, this quaint little beach town does not disappoint! Here are some pictures of our day:



You must try the Bundaberg Ginger Beer while in Australia. Seriously heaven in your mouth!! As a forewarning, you must like ginger….a lot.


Our balcony view from the beautiful Hilton Cairns Hotel.
Our balcony view from the beautiful Hilton Cairns Hotel.

I just cant shake this view! Breathtaking.
Sean and his dad!
Always a daddy's girl
Always a daddy’s girl

We then had a wonderful oceanfront “linner” at the Watermark Grill Bar. The views and food were both stunning.

Decisions, Decisions…can i just eat the views instead?
We got sooo lucky with the weather! So thankful for that, and this guy! 🙂


The Esplanade–Cairns, HUGE public infinity pool–just great!
BATS!!! Real Life Bats...EVERYWHERE! Very noisey little guys with furry heads.
BATS!!! Real Life Bats…EVERYWHERE! Very noisey little guys with furry heads.



DSC_0073DSC_0076   The flowers were absolutely beautiful–so vibrant with color, and incredibly lush!

Overall, we had an amazing first day visiting the beautiful, Cairns. The weather was perfect, and we could not have asked for anything better. Stay tuned for more pictures tomorrow–we are tackling some of the inner coastal islands and small reefs.

Until next time–Love bugs!

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