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Today was our last day of activities. We drove up a winding road through the rainforest. At the top of the mountain we boarded the Sky Rail. It was a gondola that went through the canopy and stopped off at two different places. It was beautiful accept that it was raining a little so our pictures didn’t come out that great. As we were riding along we could see lots of different types of trees. I even saw a koala sleeping in one. When we got to the bottom our fun came to a blinding halt because one of our students decided to do some shoplifting in the gift shop. Way to ruin our last day!

 

We had lunch at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Culture Park. Then we saw a couple of shows and were able to throw a boomerang and a spear. I was bad at the boomerang but pretty good at the spear.

 

Back at the hotel we changed into our dressy clothes for our last night. We went to the Cairns night market. I spent a lot of money on last minute souvenirs. Verna, Adam and I even had a Margarita. (We had been craving Mexican the whole trip). At the hotel we had a last night card playing party. Verna was a “hoot”. At 1am I went to take a power nap and ended up sleeping through my alarm. I woke up to Adam banging on my door telling me I had 20 minutes to pack and be on the bus. Ahhhhh!

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Verna in her rain gear
Verna in her rain gear
View from the Skyrail
View from the Skyrail
Skyrail
Skyrail
Skyrail
Skyrail
Pretty rainforest
Pretty rainforest
Waterfall
Waterfall
Waterfall
Waterfall
Waterfall
Waterfall
a passing gondola
a passing gondola
waterfall
waterfall
the ocean view
the ocean view
view of the ocean from the skyrail
view of the ocean from the skyrail
Rainforest trees
Rainforest trees
The biggest type of tree in the ra…
The biggest type of tree in the r…
Look up at the canopy
Look up at the canopy
Verna and I on the Skyrail
Verna and I on the Skyrail
Adam and Jill on the Skyrail
Adam and Jill on the Skyrail
Aboriginal face painting
Aboriginal face painting
Jill and I rocking the face paint
Jill and I rocking the face paint
Aboriginal culture show
Aboriginal culture show
dead kangaroo
dead kangaroo
One of our students on stage
One of our students on stage
Boomerang throwing
Boomerang throwing
Preparing for spear throwing
Preparing for spear throwing
Aboriginal foods
Aboriginal foods
digeredoo
digeredoo
I think this is a good look for me
I think this is a good look for me
Jill and I on our last night
Jill and I on our last night
Last night out
Last night out
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photo by: Katie_Kate