Friday, May 22, 2009
The day after the Great Barrier Reef we went took a train ride on the historic Kuranda Railway which leaves from the Cairns train station and goes all the way up through the city and into the rainforest. It truly is amazing to take a train through the rainforest...it goes all the places cars can't go and gives you sights of things you haven't ever seen before.
We were so tired from the night before that we missed breakfast...so when we got to the last train stop at the Kuranda Village we grabbed breakfast. Kara went shopping in the village while the boys and I took a walk through the jungle....it was awesome! The boys and I saw a crocodile in the river and I had to keep telling the boys to stop throwing rocks in the water because everytime I heard a splash or other water related noise from them throwing the rocks I was convinced that a crocodile was coming to get us. The most amazing part was when we stopped and just listened to the noises for about 5 minutes...the boys were asking me every 5 seconds, "What's that noise?"
I cherish our "Boys Moments" so much....the moments where it's just me and my boys. I remember how important my moments were with my Father, and I try to make those moments every day with my boys. I love the shot of my son Kevin being a photographer's assistant by carrying my Manfrotto tripod for me. He didn't last very long but it was very cute....I've named the shot, "Daddy's Little Helper." Kara spent a ton of money and we all got poured on by a torrential downpour.....it was a perfect day.