Sunday, September 29, 2013

Brisbane, Australia

I have been in Brisbane, Australia for over a week now and have enjoyed my time here so much! The weather is like Orange County Summer nice and warm and has been so relaxing.

Last Sunday I was able to attend Church with Phil and Talia. It was a great time in worship and the word. I really enjoyed the church and it was so nice to have Sunday off and be able to enjoy the service. That night we went to church again. The evening service is more of a youth service. It was great to worship together with young people! One of the girls Jema was getting baptized that night and shared her testimony. It is such a powerful testimony and awesome to see all the things the Lord has delivered her from. He has truly changed her life. After church we went down to the waterfront and had some time in worship down there. I loved just sitting around with the body of Christ and worshiping the Lord together!

Monday Phil and I went to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary! I got to feed Kangaroos and cuddle a Koala! It was epic! I loved just watching the koala’s they are so chill and I could watch them for hours! I also loved chilling with the Kangaroos. I definitely wanted to take one home with me. They are so cute and cuddly. They even loved getting their neck scratched like my dog.

Phil feeding the Kangaroo

Joey hanging out of it's pouch

They look so funny sometimes!

sitting on the grass with kangaroos


The rest of the week I spent exploring the city! There was so much to see in the city! I went through the Museums and Art Gallery, I strolled south bank, I took the ferry to all the stops, I walked Kangaroo point, I walked to all the major historical sites, I did it all. Friday I rented a bike and did a bike tour around the water front and through the city. I had such a great time seeing the city and just relaxing. Brisbane is beautiful!

I found a Target!!!

On the Ferry

Chillin by the pool

Bike around the city

Jets doing their practice runs through the city

These huge lizards are everywhere!! I almost ran over one on my bike

Streets beach in the middle of the city

Looking at Southbank from the ferry

Saturday night was River Fire. Every year there is they do River Fire and it is a huge event. The jets pass through the city and the helicopters and then there is a huge fireworks show up the entire river. We were fortunate enough that Phil’s niece works in one of the tallest buildings in Brisbane and we were invited to hangout with them on the building. Halfway up the building is this huge balcony area that wraps around the entire building. We were eye level with the jets and the fireworks. From where we were standing we could see 5 different shows down the river. It was amazing! The whole night was epic and we had such a great time!

Talia and I at Riverfire


Saturday and Sunday we took apart Phil’s Taj Mahal Lego set, washed it, and put it back together. It was quite the job but we had a great time doing it!

I am so thankful for the time I have been able to spend in Brisbane and looking forward to this week in Sydney!

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