A Glass Cage and an Old Train.

I am really enjoying waking up early (5) and going to bed early (8).  I don't think this is a trend that will realistically continue back to the real world, but it's a nice thought, isn't it? 

Today started with a morning gondola ride into the mountains.  Except in this world it is called the skyrail and it goes deep into the rainforest to a village called Kuranda.  It was a 90 minute trip with . couple stops at boardwalks, lookouts and waterfalls and I think Dan was tensed up for the entire 90 minutes.  Not the most comfortable situation when you don't like gondolas.




It was quite beautiful to see the rainforest from above and to learn that they had to build it by helicoptering everything in b/c of the World Heritage status of the rainforest.  The skyrail led us to a little town where there were markets galore, a butterfly sanctuary, a bird sanctuary and a koala sanctuary as well as lizards that watched us eat lunch.



We spent a good 4 hour exploring the area...I think the kids had ice cream 3 times..it was freaking hot up there.  In fact, we had to go on the jungle rainforest walk (3 km) to cool down.  Except the kids mostly whined and drove us nuts.  In their defense I think I whined any and everywhere my parents took me too.



After exploring the area, we hopped on the Kuranda Railway and took a very cool ride down..I loved the set up in the Victorian era inspired carriages and the views were something else.  Once again, Dan (and Willis this time) were tensed up as "they don't like heights" and "they don't like railings" and "they are flatlanders" and "they would like to just take a train through the prairies thank you very much"
Lucia and I loved it though.




We finished our night with a swim (the pool clears out the minute the sun goes down) so we end up having it to ourselves and then a nice supper at the Thai restaurant next door.



The boys are currently bonding by playing Township together on their phones, while Lucia and I are going to bed-  just can't stay up past 8.

8 comments

  1. Maybe our flatlanders need a trip on the wheat land express when you get back!!!

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  2. What an amazing journey you are on friend! I seriously would die over seeing the koala bears!!

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    1. They are so stinking cute and sleep 22 hours a day! I wish!

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  3. Your days are so full of advenuriadv so no wonder you are out by 8 pm. This days sounds and looks absolutely incredible. I may have had some tension by gondala but the train I think would have been okay, though I'd totally do both to see all of this. This town, can people come by car also or is it only by train/gondala?

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    1. There is a road they can take in, I think it was a 45 min drive. The Gondola and train each took 90 minutes. (of pure torture for Dan)

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  4. George would never make it. He's afraid of gondolas :).

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    1. But didn't you ski in Banff!???1 He'll love Saskatchewan then!

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