Rockhampton, well…rocks!

Just to give you a clue, getting to Rockhampton was not a leisure journey. Well at least not on paper if you know what we mean. But the question we want to pose to you is : how would you like to be asked to go on an all expense paid excursion for 3 full weeks?

First, some geography.

Rockhampton is a city on the coast of Queensland, the state on the northeast corner of the continental sized island. It is known as the capital of beef. Normally not on the radar of most travelers, it is nevertheless a significant sized city. Now what in the world would one be there for?

Well, for one thing Mel was called up. Reserved, booked, whatever one calls it – by the army. You see before he can get his watch and end his reserve duties, he had to perform one more act of service for the country. And so he left Suan behind for the all-expense paid “vacation”. Read all about his little ‘time out’ here. Unfortunately there are other things which cannot be shared (otherwise we will have to “silence” you…heheh).

One thing though. The entire stretch of coast along Queensland is alluring. It beckons to you. Have you seen instagram photos of the islands and reefs? Incredible! While we have done the Great barrier reef from Cairns, we dream of doing a road trip that spans from Brisbane till well north of Cairns.

Have you done this drive? Do you have any tips to share?

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

14 thoughts on “Rockhampton, well…rocks!”

  1. “how would you like to be asked to go on an all expense paid excursion for 3 full weeks?” Ha, I’m laughing here, Suan. Not at all the type of all expense paid excursion I’d go for. I’d figured that some hotel chain, etc. had give you a cushy vacation for promotion. 🙂 –Curt

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  2. Ahhh, national service reservist duty isn’t it? XD This made me grin because most of my guy friends have just gone through their pass-out parade and now the only thing they can seem to talk about at class reunions are their sergeants and bunks! Anyways, hope you two have a great time there 🙂

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      1. That’s a relief! xD Incidentally, I remember the last time you reblogged my Chinatown post – I wonder if you’d be interested in my latest one, which is along the same lines culturally.

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