Thursday, January 12, 2012

welcome 2012.

We welcomed 2012 with a camping trip to Cooloola with friends (Me, Max, Thomas, Nerissa, Brendan, Ryan, Ciara, Drew, Bec and their two boys Joshua and Jackson).

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After a quick day at home between our trip to Coffs and Camping, we packed up ol' Betsy (the land cruiser) and took off up the coast.

While camping we did whole a lot while doing a whole lot of nothing like....

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watch the other cars drive up and down the beach....

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drink cold beers on tie dyed blankets...

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explore new places....

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[Jackson]

surf...

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fall....

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paddle...

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The rain kept threatening to bucket down, but right when we thought it was going to happen the clouds would disappear and the sun would come shining through.

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After some very unsuccessful surfing (as per usual) Max took the kids out for their first surf ever.

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[Joshua]


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He just LOVED it! And of course little brother needed a turn too.

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[Jackson]

Whoo hooo! This little guy is only 6 and he was out there swimming with the big guys. It was pretty amazing.

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I am pretty sure Max secretly had a great time too :)

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[Brendan]


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I even had a little turn driving down the beach.

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I think it lasted about two minutes before I was ready to be the passenger again.

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When we got to Rainbow Beach we found this poor ute (truck as we would say in America). This is what happens if you don't know what you are doing and judge the tides wrong.

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It was quite the spectacle. The local pub actually has a huge board full of pictures just like this going back years and years. Or you can check out this link which lists all of the four-wheel drives that have gotten eaten by the rocks since 2000. We found this ute on 31 December so this poor guy was the last person swallowed by the ocean in 2011- not something you would want to be known for I can assure you!

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After this we headed back to camp for some dinner, drinks and a camp fire to ring in 2012 with...

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sparklers...

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talk of goals for 2012 with good friends...

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drinks around the fire....

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silly loved up glances at each other when no one was looking...

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very bad dancing by Max and Thomas...

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[These two are getting married TOMORROW!]

Randies (red wine, three ice cubes and sprite zero- AMAZING, try it!)...

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and maybe, just maybe a little New Years Eve nap before midnight....

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May this year bring you everything you wish!

xoxo,
Max and Michelle


1 comment:

  1. You are so tan! I am going to be very jealous when I see you NEXT WEEK!!!!!

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