Brisbane There, Done That
My mom got here on Tuesday of last week, and on Wednesday we headed up to Brisbane, just in time for the Brisbane Festival.
There were lots of really cool art installments, and a giant lantern garden above the convention center. Brisbane offers free ferries down the river to the CBD every 1/2 hour, so we rode to the South Parklands to catch the laser show at the end of the night.
The public parks in Australia are overwhelmingly pristine. There is an artificial beach right by the river in the South Parklands, all funded by taxpayers. They know where their priorities lie. Everything is clean and well-kept. I wish we could have stayed in Brisbane longer.