This is a travel diary of the places we have been since we left the comfort of home in Oz for 2.5 years ... and the trials, tribulations, photographic accounts and every-day experiences that are part of our life journey… through to our current adventures back home in Australia. Dare to Dream!!!
This weekend we took on an adventure of a new kind as a family. With the desire for more 'adventurous' outings we joined a group of gym buddies and headed to Crank Indoor Climbing at Mt Gravatt. Crank Indoor Climbing can be found near Garden City, at 2/537 Kessels Rd, MacGregor. Parking is readily accessible at the adjacent parking facility.
We had so much fun at this venue! The climbing walls available are graded from beginner to advanced, and are all well labelled so that you know which grade your chosen wall is. The pegs are also colour coded, making life much easier.
The boys were AMAZING! They worked together, even helping their cousin Amara (who joined us for the day). Together they scaled walls, belayed for each other and encouraged everyone involved in our day out. Much to my surprise, I even managed to scale several walls - there's a first for everything. I absolutely LOVED it!!! Proof that you are never too old to get fit and give new experiences a go.
Today was one of those days in life that really threatened to bring me down!
Matt and I set off with a group of hikers to head up Mt Warning today. Having never done this track before we had no idea what really lay ahead. The sign at the beginning warned that there were many steps and steep inclines .... but nothing could have prepared me mentally for what this really meant.
The Wollumbin National Park, at Mt Warning, Summit track is NOT for the light hearted! 6 months ago there is NO WAY I could have made it up the 4.5km track (9km return) ... well, not in the 2:15 hours we did it in. The track is listed as a 'difficult' climb, with many (many, many) steps, followed by a steep rock face (with a chain to assist the climb).
By 2km I knew I had bitten off more than I really wanted to chew.... but refused to give in to the voices in my head. I may have chewed poor Matt out for his attempts to support me mentally. Definitely not in the right headspace for this today - but so…
Having a fur child in the family can make adventures limited at times. We love to get out and about but are often then faced with the guilt of leaving our beloved fur child behind. Today we decided to head out to somewhere pet friendly .... and scratch that itch for a hike with the whole family.
Our venue today: Moggill Conservation Park. This conservation park can be found 22km west of central Brisbane, on Chalcot Rd (off Mt Crosby Rd) in Anstead. Parking is available in a designated parking lot. Popular activities at the conservation park include walking (our chosen activity for the day), horse riding and bike riding. We even saw a rather keen bunch of 4x4 drivers taking to the track at one stage. Sturdy shoes are advised and dogs are allowed as long as they are on a leash. Perfect for us!
"This 491 hectare park forms part of the D'Aguilar Range, a bushland corridor that extends north to Woodford, providing valuable habitat for wildlife and a place for people to re…