Thursday, February 10, 2011

Freycient National Park - It's Frenchie

We took off on a 6 hour excursion to Freycient National Park.
We LOVE driving in new places and getting a feel for the country.
There are tons of sheep...everywhere.
{bbaaa ram you}
And we kept seeing vans like the one below.
We realized this was a tour company with cruddy buses.
But their sayings made me laugh.
We also saw an other quote, "24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a pack
or something random like that.
We made several pit stops along the way to see anything and everything
we thought looked interesting.
These clouds still blow my mind!

Once we finally got to the park, the first thing we saw...
A little wallaby!!
He sure was curious but I didn't want to get too close.
You could see bugs jumping all over his fur...poor guy.
The hike wasn't too bad, just an hour and a half round trip.
Nothing compared to the 14er in Colorado.
However, we were not prepared in shoes or water department.
We hiked to a beach in Costa Rica with a nice paved road
so along with that train of thought, we wore our flip-flops
{i.e. flippers as the Aussies would say}.
Luckily our tootsies made out just fine but my
RPTS pride was hurting a little as I got the 'ol stink-eye from some
seasoned climbers/hikers.
{maybe they weren't giving me the stink-eye and tha's just how theirs faces looked}
Ah, well, live and learn!
We took the climb nice and slow.
This bench had my name all over it!
Thanks to the UT (University of Tasmania) architecture students
for coming up with such a great design as a resting spot! nestled in The Hazards,
 pink granite peaks.
That is what Charlie thinks the Mount Pleasant newspaper's headline should be.
I mean after all, he's probably the first M.P. native to visit Tasmania in 2011!
Oy, vey...

The drive and the hike were all worth the view of
taking in one of the top ten beaches in the world.
We couldn't get over the beautiful aquamarine water, the huge cloud covered mountains,
or the orange tinted rocks.
Thankfully we didnt' see any of these guys:
{i shall name you squishy and you shall be mine and you shall be my squishy}

Words can't express how thrilled I am to be here.
I am so happy we took this chance and are having the time of our lives!
"The human heart has a way of making itself large again
even after it's been broken into a million pieces."
- "The Bridges of Madison County"
Robert James Waller

Mark and Liz have arrived safely and are catching up on some much needed rest after their travels.
We're so excited to share this exerience with some of the people we
love the most!

1 comment:

  1. Your documentations make me feel like I am right there with y'all :) however, I don't think I could keep up with the excursions, the wickedcamper buses, and the flip-flop hikes!
    NOW, the orange tinted rocks on the beautiful beaches...that I could do..because...sitting next to you doing absolutely nothing would mean absolutely everything to me :)
    Mamma love y'all...all the time!