We've had a wonderful holiday here in Cairns!
Cairns, Australia is very hot in December, so swimming is a must. This creek is a favorite swimming spot, called Crystal Cascades
We went looking at christmas lights one evening, and this was our favourite house...
Christmas morning fun: giving gifts, a second hand shop gift exchange (couldn't spend more than 5 dollars), finding the lychee seed in the christmas tree, and lots of laughter
Nick kept stealing Laura's iPhone and wrapping it up and putting his name on the gift :)
Even Millie got a christmas gift
These are lychees- a tasty fruit that we don't have in North America
Later on, the whole family came over for Christmas dinner- it was wonderful for me to meet everyone!
Australian traditional dessert: Pavlova
Nick's grandfather told the traditional family story of "the lion hunt"
We all felt pretty tired after all that food....
On Boxing Day (the day after Christmas), Nick and I went to visit our friends Ryan and Teneale and their lovely family. It was a beautiful drive out to their home, the area outside of Cairns is called the tablelands.
It's been a good visit, and we'll miss everyone here in Cairns,
next blog update will be from France!