Last Friday we drove to the airport and picked up daughter and SIL. We headed north and dropped SIL off at his parents house, where we had a lovely morning tea. Then with Carol enjoying driving our new car we set off for Flaxton, a cute little village nestled in the hills of the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast. The weather was a perfect Queensland warm winter's day. Soon we arrived at our cosy B&B, where I found a birthday card and bag of chocolates on the bed from the host.
That night we went to a local French Restaurant for a delicious dinner.
Next stop was Melaney Botanic Gardens. These gardens are perched on the side of a steep hill with the most magnificent views from every angle.
There were many water features, sculptures plants and ponds.
There is also an avery with many colourful birds. the birds will land on your arms and head and demand a treat.
We waited at the bottom of the hill, while our chauffeur went to get the car at the top of the hill. Here she comes to pick us up. It was an easy weekend. On the way home we stopped at a random restaurant, "The Terrace", which turned out to be a great place with delicious food, friendly service and a fabulous view.