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Two SparkFriends - One Day in Brisbane in pictures :)

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Unfortunately it looks like the Sparkpeople site can't process my video - but you can still view it on

EDIT: Amazing - it took over 2hrs to process - but the video is up here now!! WooHoo!!

The story of our day in Brisbane told silently in pictures and video

A few days ago I met a Sparkfriend (Millymouse1) in Brisbane. Between us we were carrying four bags, and quite a weight – however, since I need help to walk reasonable distances I had bought my walker – and so we used it as a luggage trolley.

We decided to go to Roma St Parklands which was just by the station we both arrived at, in Brisbane since neither of us had been there before and maybe it would be nice enough to take photos to show you all!! .
I have put a selection of my videos and Millymouse1’s photos together to form the video story above.

You will see Millymouse1 in several shots in the video – she has a white shirt and black trousers.
Below I have cut a few of the photos from the video to tell of our walk.
The Parklands are on 3 levels – and we took the lift (elevator) up to the middle level and had a cup of coffee – with a very friendly Eastern Water Dragon. We discovered a few more in the area – on the rocks but one was very cheeky.
The others stayed on the rocks a bit away

There were lots of them in the park – and apparently they are well known as being there.
After coffee we decided to take a walk as we had promised another Sparkfriend some pictures – but where we were it didn’t look very hopeful – after all we were in the centre of Brisbane – a large city. We decided to take the walk that went slightly up – as it would be easier to push the walker full of our junk (4 heavy bags between us) uphill when we were fresh, we might find a view worth photographing from higher too!!

Then we turned a corner and flowers – heaps of flowers everywhere – beautiful gardens all in bloom – its Spring here.

One bed was full of beautiful, various coloured Aquilegia.
We even found a scarecrow was called Herbie!! You will see his picture on the video.

And we found water features too
Water steps and fountains and waterfalls

And stepping stones – most people went over them – but since the walker wasn’t fitted with floats – I turned back at this stage!!

Then we found a little train that was giving free rides round – I asked if we could fix the walker on the tow bar but they refused – so Millymouse1 went round for a tour while I caught my breath.

You can see her on the train waving!!

By then it was time to head back for a very late, but delicious lunch before we had to part – Millymouse1 back to her rellies and me back home.

But we had made wonderful memories of this parkland right in the centre of Brisbane – with very few people and an oasis of tranquillity, colour and perfume!!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SAMMIE20131 5/28/2013 7:46PM

    Thank you for sharing this, your blog has given me the motivation to get up and go for a walk. I will certainly be stopping by Roma Street Parklands on my travels :-)

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LDYSABELLA 10/25/2012 9:39AM

    What a lovely day. I'm so glad you were able to surprise yourself and do much better than you'd hoped.

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EVWINGS 10/13/2012 2:50PM

    What a time!! Your photos are lovely. I haven't checked the video yet. Have you named your walker? mine is Pinky. My chair is Roxie and the last chair was Maxine.
Enjoy your spring.

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GRAMMAP1 10/13/2012 12:56PM

    What a delightful park to stroll. And what a wonderful experience for twoSpark People Friends. Thanks for sharing your experience! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IMEMINE1 10/12/2012 5:22AM

    What a beautiful place. I think it 's awesome. Thank you for the wonderful video and pictures.

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CMWARDRN 10/6/2012 1:49PM

  Thank you for sharing your wonderful day. I enjoyed it very much.

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OPALMOON 10/5/2012 10:55AM

    Thanks so much for sharing this video and photos, Anne! Just loved the whole lot and I am so glad you had the chance to meet up with Sandra and have a wonderful afternoon.

Hugs, Nattacia

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GRANDMA_SANDY48 10/5/2012 1:59AM

    Beautiful photos. Those Will check out thr video! Thanks for sharing. Sounds like a great day. Hugs.

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KARIDIAN1 10/4/2012 9:18PM

    What a fun trip for the two of you.

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ANGEL1066 10/4/2012 3:59PM

    Lovely story, beautiful pics. I use my walker as a luggage donkey a lot, too, a very handy trusty helper, tho the makers don't recommend such use. Still, it has helped me tour many places I would otherwise never go. Glad you 2 had fun. God Bless!

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BECCABOO127 10/4/2012 3:22PM

    My favorite is the water fall steps and the sculpture in the park; although, everything was just so beautiful! What a wonderful day, and you got to meet your SP pal, too.

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MEWHENRYSMAMA 10/4/2012 1:02PM

    Enjoyed the YouTube video!!!
What a beautiful place and I loved Patrick the Water Dragon!!!
Thank you!

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MEWHENRYSMAMA 10/4/2012 12:53PM

    Thank you for sharing!
Looks like a wonderful time!

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JAOTAO 10/4/2012 11:27AM

    Beautiful, thank you for sharing this!

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LIBBYFITZ 10/4/2012 10:26AM

    Toot toot woo hoo!

Loved it!

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MISSPEACHES3 10/4/2012 10:12AM

    Wow, wish I could have been there with you two. Really enjoyed the scenery. Thanks for posting.


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WELLNESSME09 10/4/2012 7:34AM

    Beautiful scenery, and those pics are awesome. Love the video emoticon

Love to see other sights from so far away from home!
Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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GOANNA2 10/4/2012 6:38AM

    Great video. Thanks for sharing. It's always great to meet up with a fellow Sparker. I wish I could have met Sandra too. You did a fantastic walk and just shows what sheer determination can achieve. emoticon

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MUSTANG0421 10/4/2012 6:30AM

    Absolutely breathtaking scenery! I could almost hear the water and smell those flowers. Glad you both enjoyed the meeting.

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DGFOWLER 10/4/2012 5:59AM

    I feel like I just went on a vacation day with you. This was lovely and the views were just breathtaking. Have a wonderful day ~ Donna

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123ELAINE456 10/4/2012 5:10AM

  Thank You for the Lovely Video and Pictures of your trip to Brisbane. Looks like the two of you had a Wonderful Time with each other. I'm glad the both of you enjoyed your Day. Love the Pictures. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. You are doing a Great Job with the team also. We appreciate very much. You are Looking Good Too. Keep It Up. Take Care.

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BIGSKYCHERIE 10/4/2012 5:04AM

    I so enjoyed your video and the photos. And I'm so happy you got to meet one another in person! I echo the feeling of envy. The video helps us to know you better too. Such a lovely place to visit and two lovely people to share the visit with the rest of us. Thank you so very much. emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 10/4/2012 2:19AM

    emoticon I loved the photo of you with the bags on the walker and your calling yourself the bag lady! You are too funny! Have always loved your sense of humor-actually both of your sense of humor!
You did a great job on the video and photos!!! I am jealous, now I want to learn how to edit my videos! Cute how you had named the lizard Patrick and he was narrating! You can now change your names to Ann Lucas and Sandra Speilberg! heehee Will your next saga be a Star Wars theme?! emoticon
Such a pretty place and so proud you did a good job on the walking around! That train looked fun!
Thanks for sharing this with us! Missed the sound though, but maybe it wasn't supposed to have any and that is ok. It was fun!
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EVER-HOPEFUL 10/4/2012 1:13AM

    loved the video love shame it was silent i would have loved to hear both your voices.must be great to meet a fellow sparker,lol.see me i am green with envy.thanks for sharing emoticon

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FEMISLIM 10/4/2012 1:05AM

    Wow! Great one. Remain blessed.

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FIRECOM 10/4/2012 12:47AM

    Great story and very good pics.

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TEDYBEAR2838 10/3/2012 10:22PM

    You certainly inspire me with your zest for life & your "GO GET-UM Attitude!"

YOU ROCK AS usual!

Thanks for all the pics. Makes it so much more personal

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JILL313 10/3/2012 10:18PM

    Enjoyed your video. What a great way to always remember this trip. . .It's great you two could meet in such lovely surroundings. I can't believe how uncrowded it was there--something like that here would be very busy. . .Thank you for sharing these great pictures. I'd love to go there and almost felt like I did--LOL!



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YIGOBUTTERFLY 10/3/2012 9:30PM

    Herbie was delightful as well as the dragon. So glad you got to get together. It was delightful to see the tropical plants and cooler weather plants in the park.


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LJCANNON 10/3/2012 9:15PM

    emoticon What an INCREDIBLE Adventure!! I am so glad that you enjoyed your day, AND took the Time & Trouble to share it with all of us!! It was a Beautiful Park!!

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CAJUNBUCKEYE59 10/3/2012 9:14PM

    Great photos and video. I dream one day of going to Australia. LOVE the train, I have been a train lover since i was a little boy... emoticon emoticon

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KMBJBB 10/3/2012 9:12PM

    How wonderful that you got to meet up. Looks like a good time.

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MILLYMOUSE1 10/3/2012 9:10PM

    A great memory that will live with me forever .

Thank you for a beautiful day Ann

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CINDHOLM 10/3/2012 9:02PM

    So glad you had a lovely time at your meet up.. Thanx for sharing the Awesome pictures. Brisbane looks like a wonderful place to visit.. emoticon

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RGEETING 10/3/2012 9:00PM

    What a beautiful day and memories! Thanks for sharing!

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    Glad that you two got to meet up & have such a nice time. Love ya

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