... TO THIS MOST OF THE WEEK in Eaglemont!!!!!!
Not really complaining, as we had a wonderful time away up North at my friend's son's wedding.
Hopefully, these photos will give you a sense of the fun time we had and the beauty of the area. It was a special time for us, as not only did we have the joy of being part of a very special occasion - the wedding of a fine young man whom TraderVic and I have known since he was a little boy - but it was also the first time our family had been all together since January LAST year! It was so wonderful to spend time with our gorgeous young adult children and our DDIL, too.
Clockwise from top left: Byron was full of fun campervans - I couldn't resist taking a photo of this one; my dear friend Linda (mother of the groom) and I at the wedding; our first stop on arriving on Thursday afternoon was to get some kebabs from the famous Bay Kebabs - delicious!; a gorgeous boutique hotel I spied on one of our walks; sharing the love - BB is all about chilling out and spreading the love; the coffee shop at the top of the hill near our apartment - a walk to here each morning became a daily requirement - lol!
A walk to the lighthouse plus the margarita I had to have after walking to the lighthouse - lol! (In the spirit of full disclosure - I didn't quite make it all the way there, the last bit was just too steep!)
Walking on the beach - do you see the goanna which crossed our path - he was pretty big but luckily took no notice of us!
Bottom right: DS2 (on the left) was playing a chasey game with two little cousins of the groom and another wedding guest - it was so funny to watch them, they all four ran around like crazy for about 10 mins and then had to stop for a chicken skewer break! lol!
The next day, DS1, DDIL, TraderVic and I all went back to Federal to have lunch and listen to some blues at the Doma Cafe which is actually a Japanese cafe - go figure! The food was amazing and the music good.
Some stitching happened while we were chilling out, natch!
While we were standing on the viewing platform at the top of the falls, surrounded by signs telling us to be careful and not to get to close to the edge, etc., there was a girl who had climbed over the fence and was literally standing at the top of the falls. The rocks were so slippery, it is a wonder that she didn't fall - DDIL and I couldn't watch but luckily, a local was there who gave her a stern warning and she safely moved away from the edge. Aren't some people just stupid? She would not have survived a fall from the top.
The hinterland of the Byron Bay area is just stunning - such rich and lush land.
Clockwise from top left: It was DS1's birthday while we there - so we celebrated at this local Middle Eastern restaurant, Orgasmic - the food was sensational; DDIL at a Beach cafe; TraderVic and I with a view of the hinterland behind us; DD dancing at the wedding; DDIl at The Top Shop cafe and DS2, DD and I at the wedding.
Have a great day, everyone,