Friday, December 31, 2010

The land of big smiles, water and bad tattoos!

After feeding the birds at Currumbin on Wednesday I decided it would be a good day for us to visit Wet n Wild! It was a bit cloudy, but still warm. And hotter and I knew the place would be chaos! I was told that yesterday, (which was much sunnier) a lot of the parks were full and the police were going to close the off ramps to stop people going!!

We didn't arrive till the afternoon. We got an awesome carpark right out the front! Woot! Again, Andy was quite the excited little boy before we headed out to play.

Lines were still quite long for the slides, but not as bad as they could have been. Standing in a queue gives you line to observe those around you. I can not believe the number of ugly tattoos we saw! They seem to be in plague proportions in Queensland. Or maybe it's just that we are all standing around semi-naked!

This ride was insane. I was too much of a wuss to go on it. You are basically put in a little capsule on the top deck. The floor falls away from you and you are dropped almost vertically done the pipe! Andy was brave enough!

More war wounds.

These are some of the other rides we went on. This one is the Tornado. It's my favourite. You get spurted into the half pipe on the yellow tube. If you're not careful, your butt will scrape as you're flung from side to side.

This was one of Andy's favourites, the Black Hole. Imagine being propelled down a pitch black tunnel, being thrown in every direction!

The other thing you find at Wet n Wild, is that even after lining up for 30 minutes to have a go on a 20 second ride, you can't help but walk away with an enormous smile on your face. It's like there is some kind of magic in the water!

A few more shots from around the park.

Lol at the lady in the background of this shot!

It was heaps of fun and I'm glad I got to take Andy with me!! :D

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Please feed the birds.

This morning we got up early to go to Currumbin Sanctuary to feed the birds which started at 8am. I was very excited, even before I got in the door.

After making a small donation we (I) got an aluminum dish which we then got filled up with some milky liquid by the park rangers. The birds went ape-shit for this stuff! I didn't think to ask what was in it but I'm thinking it was some sort of mixture of water and crack cocaine.

I had a ball while Katie took photos from the sidelines while trying to stop herself from panicking to the point of vomiting involuntarily. Its worth noting that Katie rates feeds birds right up there with bungee jumping and heart attacks. But being the lovely and generous person that she is, she came anyway because she knows how much I love it and she wanted to get some pics of me with a grin on my face that I couldn't wipe off if I tried.

(Rough translation of what the little guy on my shoulder was tweeting)
Oh, hello! Whoa! Do you always smell like this in the morning?

I'm outa here!

One of the Lorikeets was tearing a decent hole in my wrist.

Another just tried to perch itself on my throat.

Well, we both survived. Katie didn't vomit or have a nervous breakdown and I got away with just a few scratches that I can wear proudly as a reminder of what awesome fun it was.

I loved every minute of it! =D

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Today was fun!

Started the morning with a run. We're trying to do the Couch to 5km program. Only on Week 1. Google it if you're not sure what I'm on about. Later on we went for an explore. I showed Andy all the places I used to go when I was growing up.

It was VERY windy today. Not too much rain though. Drove down to Greenmount beach.

Then we visited the border on NSW and Queensland, Point Danger. The wind was crazy!!

Here we are with me standing in Queensland and Andy in New South Wales.

I want to be a surfer. So does Andy.

Had a yummy lunch.

Then played mini golf. We're going to upload the videos of our hole in ones!

And this is our building. We're on the 11th floor. :)

We made it!

After getting to Warwick and being told that due to flood waters we may not be able to get out till Thursday, we decided to take an epic detour via Tenterfield, Casino and Lismore to make it back to the coast. We were a bit worried that we might not get through that way, but we did! :)

We got to Broadbeach about 250km and 3 hours later than we should have.

Our apartment is beautiful. Sierra Grand at Broadbeach.

Monday, December 27, 2010


Half way!

Stayed in Coonabarabran last night. Room 14! That's my birthday!

Not much choice of food, so we had pizza. Mmmmm. We felt classy as we drank our coke out of wine glasses.

Today is pop day! Started off with Andy's current obsession, Katy Perry. Lol Our iPhones have been awesome! <3

We headed off relatively early. It started off looking beautiful, then changed quickly!

Took a picture of a train for Dad. Lol

Next 'big' town in Moree. The road has been very straight! Saw some pretty sunflowers.