Day with the Family, Waterfalls & Butterflies

Well something totally different, last Sunday the family and myself went out for the day! It was great; the kids walked all over the place and slept well that night.

We drove up to a place called Kuranda and took a look at a local river waterfall, which is still raging after the huge amount of rain that we have had up here over the last couple of weeks. We had never seen it in flood before. This is mainly due to the fact that access is a problem after a lot of rain, we get a lot of landslides and after cyclones we get whole trees across the road! So that was cool and the rainforest is always beautiful.

Cairns Birdwing ButterflyNext we went into town and had some lunch, we all had a very Australian lunch with pies and sausage rolls on the menu.
Then we took the boys to the butterfly house, which was amazing. It is the largest aluminium external framed building in the southern hemisphere and is the biggest butterfly enclosure in the world. And that’s to say nothing of the butterflies. They have all native butterflies including the great picture I have here of the Cairns Birdwing Butterfly, truly beautiful. The other one that I wanted a picture of was the Ulysses Butterfly, but they were too high.

So after all that we headed off and we had a wonderful time as a family and the boys loved it. The biggest bonus was that they went to bed early and slept peacefully with great memories, us too for that matter.

The one thing that struck me about the whole outing is that when were are busy people and we are so caught up in our everyday lives, we have to make time for each other. Families don’t just happen and they don’t just stay together without working at it. We are closer to each other for the bit of effort that we put in this last Sunday, maybe we need to do it more often.


One Response to “Day with the Family, Waterfalls & Butterflies”

  1. Katie Says:

    Great photo of the butterfly – its colors are so vibrant.

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