***The Big Man and I spent our first Valentine's Day as parents in one of the most beautiful corners of the world - Montville on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
It was an absolutely perfect day.
We started out by going to Kondalilla National Park and walking through to the rockpool and Kondalilla Falls. It was a really easy walk and it was just beautiful!
Along the way we saw a snake. I think that it was a incredibly venomous yellow belly something-or-other snake. The Big Man thinks it was a green tree snake. I'll let you make your own mind up... (click on the photo to enlarge).
The plan was that when we got to the rock-pool all three of us would go for a swim. We also imagined that it would just be the three of us. Turns out about 50 other people had the same idea! Still it was beautiful anyway, and the tanned, buff, young men jumping off the rocks into the pool made for entertaining viewing (if you like that kind of thing, which I don't, I only have eyes for the Big Man ;) ).
The Big Man decided to still go for a swim, but it was way to cold for me and Max. So we sat on the rocks and did some people watching.
The walk back from the falls was definitely not as easy... It was all uphill :( Very pretty, but very much uphill!
After we finished up in the National Park we drove into Montville and decided to have lunch at Montville Cafe, Bar and Grill. It was delicious, we will definitely be going back there again! It also had a really great atmosphere. We sat outside in the garden and all of the tables were really spread out and were either situated under the trees or covered by big umbrellas. Really lovely.
Max was a super-star all day and the three of us had the nicest day :)
I hope you all had a lovely Valentines Day too!
(Only downside to the day... I forgot to charge the camera battery so all of the photos were taken with the iphone).