|Mr Q eats the first of many Weis Bars|
|The best tasting pie|
|enjoying my first Aussie rules game (and not really understanding it)|
As well as the aforementioned cultural phenomenon that is Australian rules football, I also managed to coax my mother-in-law down to Brisbane to see a quilt exhibition that was originally staged at the V&A in London. We both really enjoyed the quilts and the setting in the Queensland Art Gallery.
|on our way to the quilt exhibition|
|the gallery cafe - tranquil and tasty!|
In Mr Q's hometown of Maryborough, we spent some time tracking down the service records of some of his ancestors at the Military Museum, before a photo opportunity with Maryborough's most famous resident, Mary Poppins. It turns out that the author of Mary Poppins, P L Travers was born in the building (and perhaps even the room) where Mr Q's dad had his office for most of his working life!
We also spent time enjoying the scenery - walking on beaches, climbing Mt Cooroora where we had to compete with people practising for the annual King of the Mountain race, marvelling over rainbows and sunsets, and watching humpbacked whales frolic in the waves.
We also found some time to be a little bit silly and embarrass our young family members!
|...clap clap clap clap... deep in the heart of Texas|
|posing with Percy the Pelican|
We've been home a little over a week now, and we're both back at work. I feel in need of another holiday.