It's not often as a mother of 4 very young children that I get the opportunity to have a date with my husband. Well this week I had two. Two!. One was just in our loungeroom. But we shared a meal. Just the two of us. We had candles. We had music. We had children in their room and we had adult conversation. Oh the joy of just us two.
The next night we had a date away from the house. We went on the river cruise. It is a tourist boat which has a sunset cruise, nibbles on board, a camp meal and a bush poet, dessert, tea and damper. I had wanted to go on this since we arrived in Longreach but we just kept having kids and it all seemed too hard until my friend Deb insisted we go on it. It is closing down of the season and we were lucky enough to get tickets on the last trip. I'm so glad we did. It left at 4.50pm which of course with young children is not a good time but Deb insisted it would be ok. We had a wonderful time. We even got the top deck for the sunset. You have no idea how wonderful it is to be away from the kids to spend time with adults and that one you love unless it happens so rarely as it does with us. It was fabulous to spend the evening with Kevin.
The Thomson Belle our cruise vessel.
It was an extremely hot day. At 2:30pm it was 39.2C which is almost 100F.
We had to wear these beautiful necklaces to give us access to the top deck. Only 3 tourists allowed at the top at any time.
Only an outback sunset looks like that. It's simple beautiful.
If you get the chance to come out to Longreach this cruise is a must. If you get the chance to spend an evening alone with the one you love, do it.