Brisbane, QLD

Monday, June 14, 2010

Mystery Birthday Bear Tour has Started

We set off this morning and drove the hired people mover to pick up Birthday Bear, Ann and George.

Birthday Bear was ready and excited about going on a mystery tour.

George and Bill packed the car.

Birthday Bear had a spot looking out of the back window. We then picked up Mary and visited Paul and Helen and let them know how we would miss them.

First stop was Gympie, a country town, a few hours north of Brisbane. Birthday Bear was excited to find a Bear shop and he had fun making friends.

Then he had coffee and scones for morning tea.

Then he explored the park in this old gold mining town.

He loved the ducks and the fountain.
The first part of this trip has been fun for all of us.


  1. This is sooo cool. I love the sign in the rear window.

  2. I love that big smile on Birthday Bear's face. Happy traveling to all.

    An English Girl Rambles.

  3. I wan to be Birthday Bear in my next life!

    What an adventure you are on....



  4. Isn't it nice to be like children on a school excursion ?? and even with a bear in your arms hahaha !

  5. Ummm... I see that Birthday Bear has lost his shoes by the end of the post! (I was quite taken with those blue crocs in the first shot!) Enjoy the rest of your tour all of you ;>)

  6. Oh, Your Birthday Bear needs to meet my bears as well! He is such a great traveler..(he is a he this time, no?) Great shots - the one wit the cones looks like it should be in a book!

  7. Such an exciting time! Birthday Bear is so lucky to have great travelling companions.
    Happy Birthday to you Diane although I am unsure of the exact date.

  8. I love hearing about your Mystery Trip, Diane... I know you all will have a wonderful trip... Keep the pictures coming!!!! That Birthday Bear is one lucky bear!!!!

  9. Thank you for comments please forgive me if I don't get to comment on your blogs until I get home. We only have limited time while on our trip.

  10. Exciting days ahead. I think I need to make a 'little companion' to take on our holidays as it may encourage to take more photos. Sometimes I think 'Yes, it would be a good photo but we've both seen it now, so I don't need to photograph it." I little companion would at least add some interest, especially for the grandchildren.

    Have a fantastic trip, stay safe and have lots of fun.

  11. I'm loving the Birthday Bear perspective on the holiday. I think you should have sent Birthday Bear into the kitchen to do a better job on those scones.

  12. What a wonderful adventure, and love seeing the photos as we have been to some of the places.
    Don't give a thought to replying to blogs..... just enjoy everything.

  13. I see Birthday Bear is on an exciting adventure. He looks so spiffy in his hat and Crocs!

  14. Diane,...This is too much...I love that bear and you and your friends enthusiasm for life....I should not stay away from blogland for so long as this puts a huge smile on my face.

  15. Looks like you had a great time Diane on your trip. I showed it to Hannah and Sophie and they loved it. They said it was the best one yet. They especially like the picture of Birthday Bear driving the car. They think he's a lucky bear to have gone on such a great trip. They hope you take him again.