We have done a few miles since we last spoke. A bit of driving and a little bit of flying. We drove from Kynuna to Townsville, had a couple of nights in Townsville and then flew down to Brisbane for a quick 3 nights at Maleny. Then it was back up to Townsville to head across to Magnetic Island for 7 nights with the Savvy B’s.
As we were driving along the road out near Hughenden one of the boys got so excited and yelled out “look at that gigantic mountain”. Mr Chardy and I looked but the only thing we could see was the highway, some power lines and perhaps a slight rise in the landscape out to the side. It was so funny. The poor little tackers don’t get to see that many hills so even the smallest rise is quite a thrill for them. Needless to say when we really did cross the Great Dividing Range they were beside themselves. So can you imagine their little faces when we drove to Maleny, through the Glass House Mountains with views across to the Sunshine Coast. Magnificent.
We had a gorgeous 3 nights at Tranquil Park Mountain Resort just near Maleny to celebrate the marriage of 2 great friends. It was a wonderful chance to catch up with lots of old mates and kick up our heels. It felt like heaven when we arrived in the clouds. This was the view from our verandah…
The bride was a sight to behold
The day following the wedding was also a sight to behold. O dear lord I am still trying to get over the scenery. We were invited to join the newlyweds out at the brides Father’s farm, just out of Maleny. And let me tell you all, words cannot express how fabulous it was. My jaw dropped to the ground…..I can’t explain it, so I will just show you how stunning it was…..
This was definitely heaven. We arrived to marquee’s set up along side a clear running stream. The pictures don’t even do it justice.
The morning of the BBQ lunch I trotted myself into Maleny and found the local electrical store. I thought it was only right that I purchase a blender and buy the pub out of Cointreau and Midori supplies. I couldn’t very well show up empty handed now, could I?! Needless to say everyone was wrapped to the back teeth and they went down an absolute treat. Mr Chardy pumped out about 763 batches, god love him. He does make a mean slipper, and I tell you what – everyone was far more comfortable once they had their slippers on. The bride sipped on Bollinger in between slippers. Of course she did!!
Oh, hello – who is this complete hunk of spunk? And look that those brothel creepers* I made him buy, he is loving himself sick in them!
Feast your peepers on the hunky Groom
And how he landed this stunner I will never know, ha ha ha
After our fun filled few days we then flew back up to Townsville with Mr & Mrs Savvy B, did the worlds quickest grocery shop and hot footed it to the Ferry ready to start our holiday on Magnetic Island.
And here we are….in absolute paradise. Ohhhhhh, I have never felt more relaxed. This is living people. We could not have asked for a better holiday location and house. I don’t even think Qualia would top this, I am sorry to say. Ok, that may be stretching things, Qualia could possibly top this if it were just Mr Chardy and I, no kids…..The thing I love about renting a holiday house is that you have your own private space. It doesn’t matter if the kids are going feral and splashing in the pool, because IT IS JUST YOU!
And what about this view…I think it speaks for itself
We are at the end of a no through road so the kids can just pop across and play cricket on the sand, build sandcastles and slide down the hill on their boogie boards. They have had so much fun. Even Mr 3 year old just cruises over and plays with them, it is all so easy because we can watch all this happen from the comfort of our top verandah whilst sipping on a cool beverage. Oh, SHUT UP!!!!
And about 100m down the beach is all the water sports. Biscuit rides, paddle boats, canoes, jet ski’s. It is all so close and so peaceful.
The house is perfect for 2 families and sleeps 10 – just look at it, oh yes, I could get used to this. We are also very fortunate to be able to holiday with the perfect family – The Savvy B’s. We are like one big family and all get along so well, makes things so easy. Mr Savvy B and Old Man Chards have been Daddy Daycare legends. Taking all the boys off fishing, swimming or walking up in the hills, leaving Mrs Savvy B & I to laze poolside with a Cointreau Lime and Soda. Relaxation is happening here folks, so much relaxation.
And yesterday we took the older boys on the Jet Ski’s. Thanks to Adrenalin Jet Ski Tours. Pete did an amazing job showing us the bays. The younger boys got to have a drive of the jet ski’s, so they were thrilled. We all had loads of fun.
Here we all are, The Savvy B’s on the left and The Chardy’s on the right. Don’t we just look an absolute treat. What a bunch of hotties.
For more information about holidaying on Magnetic Island go to Best of Magnetic.
Thanks for holidaying with us!!! Now tell me your Magnetic Island stories. Have you been? Did you love it?
*Brothel Creepers – also know as loafers