When we landed it was another train trip to my local station where the boss and the kids picked me up in the rain. It was then back home for a birthday celebration.
While I was flying back from Melbourne the wife and flu ridden daughter were making this great cake.
Apparently it was a milestone birthday for someone!
I don't think Kyle looks a day of 9 and three quarters myself.
After the first good night's sleep for the week, I was up early again on Saturday morning to head across town for the RMCQ's Pine Rivers Model Train and Hobby Exhibition, at the Strathpine Community Centre. After getting home on Saturday, the Mrs went out with some mothers from school. This morning I made the trip back across town again.
On the subject of the Exhibition, there were some very nice layouts in attendance as well as model boats, planes and cars, as well as the obligatory hobby shops and second hand books and models. It was a pretty good weekend with good numbers through the door and the traders I spoke to apparently were happy with their investment for the weekend.
I just couldn't resist a photo of the canteen ladies whom did a tremendous job at feeding the hungry hoards on Friday night setup, and all day Saturday and Sunday. Here we see PK, B1 and Big Darryl preparing the morning teas for the exhibitors at around 8:30am this morning. No rest for the extremely wicked!
How is this for a model made by one of our younger teenage exhibitors. It is a G scale DD17 - Blue Baby of Queensland Rail. A fantastic effort.
This model is just fabulous!
So now I'm still not with the family as I'm updating my blog before retiring to watch some TV for the night.
I think I will be happy to go back to work on Monday for a rest.