Gordon BONNER (49B) & his wife Muriel
[Reporter & photographer: Vera HARPER]
Friday 13th May
The rain has proved to be all too sporadic and the weather has returned to normal – sun shining from a cloudless blue sky from dawn to dusk, although a gentle breeze from the south instills a chill in the air. Well, it is autumn after all!
Day Eleven – Mount Glorious & Mount Nebo
Saturday 14th May
Mount Glorious – Gordon, Reg, Muriel & Vera
Mount Nebo – Muriel, Vera, Gordon & Reg
Day Twelve – Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens
Sunday 15th May
Day Thirteen – Brisbane CBD
Monday 16th May
Gordon and Muriel had the day to themselves and travelled into the City, leaving their car at the bus stop.
We did have Pam and Wally (next door neighbours) and Lisa (Reg and Vera’s daughter) here for dinner and that was a bit like ‘Party Time’.
Day Fourteen – Gold Coast
Tuesday 17th May
[Photographer: Vera Harper]
[Photographer: Muriel Bonner]
View, looking southeast, from Crowne Plaza Restaurant two hours before a severe storm
Day Fifteen –
Wednesday 18th May
camera repair was completed – it was really funny, we were heading to South
Bank (Brisbane) on a ferry ride and
the card telling us it was ready was in the mail box so we just took the
Day Sixteen – O’Reilly’s
Thursday 19th May
The drive to O’Reilly’s in the Gold Coast Hinterland was a long drive but proved to be a wonderful place. We returned home with the storm – the sky was incredible. Just as we got to Bellbowrie (the suburb adjacent to Anstead) it poured on us again but there was no hail, thank goodness.
O’Reilly’s – Reg and friendly parrots
We have had a wonderful week with our friends taking them out every day; we had so much in common. Muriel laughed a lot and Gordon reckoned I was a bad influence, but I think she was bad enough already. They loved all things Australian, especially the scenery and food so they were easy guests to have around. We ate out almost every day at lunch time and we just had easy teas, so it wasn’t much work.
Day Seventeen - Departure
[Reporter: George Millie}
Friday 20th May
and Muriel came to the end their relatively short sojourn in
Published: May 2005