|Coffs is in between the mountains and the ocean. All over the mountains are large banana groves. We drove up the mountains to this wonderful lookout. The view was so amazing and we were able to watch a bank of fog roll in.|
|Bridges are becoming so common that this was not very scary at all. It was a 15 minute drive from the church.|
And then the wind started to blow and this wonderful bridge started to sway in the wind. It is well planned by the engineers and seems stable, but a quick picture, noticing the fog, and we were out of there! Back on firm ground.
|We found the gold at the end of the rainbow and it was Coffs Harbour! It is the first time we have ever seen a rainbow's end.|
The zone went off to have a laser tag game and Elder found a lovely driving range that he just wanted to try out. His swing is improving!
|On Saturday, we headed to the beach as do all the tourists. But there are so many beaches here, that none of them are particularly crowded. There is a walk above the beach that we decided to take.|
|Unusual flowers. We love the beautiful colors.|
Another memory of the Jersey Shore - Shoobies. But this guy takes it to a whole new level. We thought we had ended up in the Swiss Alps. :)
The rock pool is a common thing at the beaches here. They use the existing rock and pour cement walls to form a nice pool right on the beach. The high tides fill it with water for swimming. It was a little cool at first, but we quickly adapted and had a nice refreshing dip. After, we were able to shower the salt water off.
A little sand crab in shallow water. After the ocean excursion, we found the beautiful golf course and Elder played 9 holes while Sister drove the cart and gave helpful hints like "Swing straighter" or "Putt it softer". He followed all of the advice and ended with 2 pars. He is already planning the next country visit and hoping to improve his score!
|Here we are with President and Sister Sadler and their friend Margaret. The backyard is beautiful and we really enjoyed our time here.|
The Branch had about 75 in attendance and we enjoyed getting to know them at the Ice Cream meeting after church. The members are so friendly and kind and we hope to see all of them again.
This young lady just turned 12 and you know what that means - YW here she comes. We were reminded of some of our grandchildren who are growing and advancing and we are not there to see them. But we have enjoyed getting to talk to each family on the computer and seeing the grandchildren do and say cute things. We have learned a new catch phrase - "We did not leave you to come on a mission, we are leading you to come on missions." We hope that you feel our love. As we start this New Year, we want you to know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the Savior's Church on this earth. Following the Savior's example is the way to happiness and that is why we are on this mission. We want others to feel the same love and happiness that we feel.
Hugs and Snugs,
Elder and Sister Feil