Sunday, November 24, 2013

gold coast day 3

The day began with the new holiday routine... Mum and Dad laze about in bed, the boys eat cereal while watching the Cartoon Network.  They never watch morning tv at home so it was a lovely treat for all of us.  Shortly afterwards we headed to the courts for a game of tennis.  All was going well until I sprinted for the ball and pinged my calf muscle.  I limped sadly back to our apartment and iced it for a while, hoping hard that it'd fix it and I'd be fine for the theme parks the next day.

The accommodation included four movie tickets.  We thought that they were for the resort cinema (24 seats, plays family movies 4x a day), but no, turned out they were for the hoyts at the local mall.  Once again we were pleased that we'd rented a car rather than taken the buses (our original money saving choice).  So we went to see Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2 and I sat with my leg up for as much of the film as possible.

We ate our packed lunch at the mall, then headed through an afternoon thunderstorm, to Brisbane where our friends Steve and Suse live.  The hail and storm were amazing.  Apparently they get them a lot.

Sadly wee Daisy was miserable with an ear infection so Suse stayed home and Steve took the rest of us to Southbank.  They have a wonderful artificial city beach which we had a great swim at.  It was crazy weather but still pretty busy.  We swam through thunder and rain promising that we'd get out if there was any lightning.

Dinner was a BBQ back at their place.  The boys watched Elf while we hung out, chatting, eating and drinking.  Sadly we didn't take any photos of our visit with them.  I often find that I forget to take pictures when we have company and regret it later.






4 comments:

  1. Can I just say Meg how much I love your blog, I have not commented lately but always read your posts. Your photos are so beautiful and there is ALWAYS something interesting in your posts.

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    1. Oh thanks Stacia! I always read your too but don't comment that much either. Was just thinking that you hadn't posted for a while and I see that there's one about MInecraft (must read it!) and a beautiful purple party!

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  2. Southbank is the BEST place in Brisbane (in my opinion). I miss being able to go there. I love your underwater photos.

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    1. Having an underwater camera is so much fun. It did make my skin look all weird though. B asked if I'd photo shopped it but no that was the camera! I'd never make it look that strange on purpose.

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