Thursday, October 22, 2009

"My Cairns Family"

This week I have had the absolute joy of having my son Shane down in Melbourne from Cairns. Then last night his partner Stacey arrived down hear for a couple of days. It is so nice having them in Melbourne and catching up on all the small stuff that happens in our lives. Shane works in the forestry industry, so he will always live in fairly remote areas and not very close to me. One advantage, I get to visit him in the beautiful Australian locations he lives in. His working career started off on Melville Island - off Darwin coast, then it was in Kunnanurra in Western Australia, then Mitchell, Queensland, which is the gateway to Australias outback. Shane, Susan (my cousin) and I did a road trip through all the outback towns up there to visit Shane & Stacey in 2007. It was one of the best trips I have ever been on, we saw so many different characters and beautiful towns. Now Shane and Stacey are based in Cairns although Shane also works in Tully and Cooktown and they have just bought a house up there. Yes, it does have enough room for me to visit. This photo is of Shane, Stacey and their beautiful dog Mitch outside their new house.