Monday, September 24, 2018

Monday Morning Star Count - Week 20

Year Two of the temperature quilt  

Week 20, September 9 - 15

88, 84, 73, 72, 77, 73, 70

Sarah at Sarah Did It! is continuing to host us on Wednesdays, so please check out the temperatures around the world.  Feel free to join it! 

I am reporting the high temperature each day.  My Year Two temperature/color (Fahrenheit) scheme remains the same: 

100 + Brown 

90-99 Red  

80-89 Orange 

70-79 Yellow  

60-69 Green  

50-59 Blue 

40-49 Purple 

30-39 Pink 

20-29 White 

10-19 Black  

Sunday, September 23, 2018

St. Monica's Cathedral and a Few Other Things

St. Monica's Old Cathedral is listed on the Queensland Heritage Register.  I stopped in because it was near my hotel, the best cat in the world was named Monica, and I'd read in the guidebook about the stained glass windows inside the new part of the church (that I did not take photos of, being inside the church).

The photo below has nothing to do with the church, I don't know what it is about, but I thought it was interesting.

I was a girl scout in the US for many years, so when I saw these girl guide buildings in Freshwater, I couldn't help taking pictures.

I saw quite a few signs like this but I have no idea what it means -?

My hotel had a simple do it yourself breakfast available for $7.50 each morning.  I think I ate there three times.  

In my room every day there was coffee and tea and a small snack. 


Lastly, I love carrot cake, but just can't find it in Japan.  Two afternoons I ate lunch at an outdoor cafe and had the same thing both days - Greek salad and carrot cake.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome

This place is located on the top of a casino hotel and advertises itself as the world's first challenge ropes course in a wildlife park.  The admission fee is a little pricey - $24.00 for the wildlife area, an additional $21.00 for the first Zoom activity and $10.00 for extra Zoom activities after that.  I paid for the wildlife area and passed on the challenge course.

Each area had bright green signs to tell what animals or birds were in that area.

I really liked the little birds in this "room".

This bird really liked attention.

I listened to a Koala talk given by one of the keepers.

For some reason, I find the reptiles very interesting.

I listened to the reptile talk, but I didn't touch any of them.

This is the view from the gift shop area.