Mom’s Visit to Brisbane

by laur3xplores

Like I said in the previous post: (*4 weeks in the states) my mom and I arrived Sunday evening where poor Ryan had to wait for our arrival due to delays.

My mom and I were terribly jet lagged the next day waking up at 4 am and starting our day at 6am, where the three of us went to Moray Cafe for brekky.  We then walked to the Sydney Ferry Stop so that my mom could see the CityCat, Story Bridge and the City in the distance.  Ryan went to work, and my mom and I started our first day together.

Our first stop was Merthyr Centre so that we could drop off Ryan’s drycleaning, and went to Coles and looked around the stores nearby.

I took my mom to Inala, so that she can see the Vietnamese community and stores out that way.   We bought our groceries there and had lunch at Tan Thanh.  My mom gave away her foreign-ness when ordering in pounds instead of kilos when buying meat at the butchery.

After Inala, we returned home, and my mom prepared food for the week, and we relaxed and had dinner when Ryan got back from work.   My mom got to see us play dodgeball, which we won 16-10.  She seemed to enjoyed it.

Today was picture day.  We went to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and took photos with Koalas and Kangaroos.  Afterwards we spend some time at the Botanical Gardens near Mt Coot tha, and also checked out the lookout spot and had lunch there.  We shared Barramundi and Chips.

It was a good day, and now we are relaxing, then off to the dry cleaners to pick up Ry’s shirts…then wait for Ry to come home and have dinner.  Photos to follow…Mom in Inala IMG_0329 IMG_0339 IMG_0349 IMG_0354 IMG_0371 IMG_0409 IMG_0420 IMG_0431 IMG_0439 IMG_0451 IMG_0452 IMG_0454 IMG_0455 IMG_0458 IMG_0459