|The first day that we were in Mulgrave, Jonathan decided that we needed to go on a little outing. We drove for about an hour to Cape Schanck.|
We had four days to visit with Jonathan and family at their home. Plenty of time for games, playgrounds and just having time together.
|Thomas' pet Stick Bug|
We took time out one evening to take "Sister Smibert" and her mother to dinner. Sally was one of our missionaries in Guam and it was so nice to meet her family. That is her twin brother, Caleb, and her grandmother Lola, mother Lee.
After our time at Jonathan's, we packed up again to accompany them on their vacation.
After an all night cruise across the sea, we landed in Devenport and headed for Cradle Rock. We boarded a shuttle bus there and visited several spots in the park where we could hike trails.
We entered a gate into a narrow passage to the back of the building and then had to climb some stairs to get to the third floor - the entrance to our apartment. We had the third and fourth floor.
Looking out the side window all you saw was the wall of the next door neighbors.
|The view from our house.|
|There was a wrap around deck and we enjoyed the bar-b-que.|
One of the activities Margo had planned was to hike to the top of a hill overlooking Wineglass Bay.
|Proof that I actually made it to the top. So glad I survived!|
|We did a lot of driving and so there were a lot of naps in the car. Margo devised a way to keep Carolines head from bobbing. Thank goodness she was wearing a belt. It actually worked real good.|
|This was a park near where we stayed. Margo told us that this beach was like one in Australia that is called Squeaky Beach. When you walk in the sand it actually makes a squeaking sound.|
We also found a really nice nature park to visit where we saw lots of different kinds of animals.
|The only place you can see Tasmanian devils is in a place like this park. There are signs warning to watch out for the Tasmanian devil but you rarely see them.|
|This little guy was fed some kangaroo meat and he is eating bones and all. Quite an impressive sound as he eats.|
|Sheep everywhere - even down to the sea.|
Our last day in Tasmania. The ferry did not leave until that evening but we had a long drive again. On the way back to Devenport we stopped where there was a gondola ride over a large ravine.
After 3 1/2 weeks it was time to go home. I was ready but not really ready. You get to a point where the traveling gets old but it is always so sad to leave the grandkids.