“Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” –Mark Jenkins

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Day 241 – New Year’s Eve

With heads a little jaded and the boys staying home all day in recovery, the girls headed out to the Mountain to see the Cedar Creek Falls and to view the rainforest from the brand new Skywalk canopy trail. The rainforest was beautiful, as always, with giant strangler figs, Staghorn tree ferns and lots of fairy bell fungi. We got back just in time to get ready for our big night out on the Gold Coast.... A 3 course meal at the Hope Island Resort Golf Club, with live music and fireworks, and to top it off, a 45 minute ride home in the champagne-filled white stretch limousine!!! Fantastic evening all round.

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