Karen Robertson will be after a well-earned Sunday off this Mother’s Day. Karen and her family have clocked up 10 years involvement with Rainbow Beach Surf Club with the last 7 years patrolling on the beach. “My husband Dan and Dean did their SRC first, then I did my Bronze in the same season.”
A Gympie mum of three, Karen’s planning a trip to Brisbane catch up with the kids – Dean is studying engineering at UQ and Courtney is a registered nurse at Royal Brisbane Hospital. Miranda is in year 12 at St Pats. All their Mum is hoping for Mother’s Day for is “big hugs”.
Karen loves her weekends here, and says, “Rainbow Beach has got to one of the best beaches in the world – the ocean and scenery –it’s just so beautiful, without being too touristy.”
Rainbow Beach is also a great place to treat Mum, there really is something for every mum’s interest or wish. Often it is a last minute scramble for kids and partners to wrangle together a “thoughtful” present, here’s a list to help you:
Relax – whisk her away for the weekend or even midweek. If you know she is busy buy her an accommodation voucher, ready for when Mum chooses. Why not get a few generations together – it is so easy here to cater for family reunions.
Pamper – Massages, facials, hot rocks, hair and beauty treatments, manicures…. again – book her in or purchase a voucher from Rainbow Beach Massage, Rainbow Hair and Beauty or Serenity Beauty.
No Cooking Tonight – Choose one of the family friendly options from a club meal to a sumptious spread with water views. Or tuck into fresh local seafood or fish and chips on the beach. Best of all – there’s no washing up!
Handmade treasures – from Bessie’s fabric handbags to gorgeous jewellery crafted by local artists, all made right here in Rainbow.
Extreme Mums – hangliding, skydiving, surfing, kitesurfing – Mother’s Day is a great time to try something new. Or book the whole family on a Surf and Sand Safari, a beach horseride or a kayak with the dolphins.
Take her to the Straits – Hire a boat or kayak and head out fishing. What a fun family way to spend the day.
Active – personal training, Zumba, gym vouchers, yoga – all are available in Rainbow Beach.
Gifts galore will be found in all the shops – from fruit baskets or a favourite tipple to the latest fashion and accessories. You’ll be sure to find something for Mum or grab a gift voucher from the Shell Tourist Centre, Rainbow Clobber, Rainbow Beach Trading Co., 7th Wave Surf Shop, Rainbow Beach Pharmacy or Bitchy Chix.
Walk for Breast Cancer – Head to Tin Can Bay Esplanade 9am on Sunday 12th May and join lots of other mums and families to raise money to help save mums, grandmas, aunts and daughters.
Then like Karen’s kids, on May 12 make sure you give your Mum plenty of hugs and tell her you love her!
On a Patrol: Mum Karen with children Dean and Miranda.