Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Home Again

Why is it that holidays go so fast???? Just not fair!! Aww well, no point dwelling ~ a good time was had and can't wait to go back to QLD in a couple of years. Current plans will see us holidaying overseas every second year, starting with Vietnam next year and probably QLD every other year until Riley out grows family holidays.

So a brief run down:

Saturday ~ travel to Tweed Heads, spend night with family.
Sunday ~ head up to Surfers Paradise, check into Surf Parade Resort ~ absolutely fantastic ~ top floor, ocean views ~ perfect. Head out to local cafe for delightful lunch ~ rest time spent at the resort pool.
Monday ~ rest day ~ beach, lunch in Surfers, beach, pool.
Tuesday ~ SEAWORLD ~ exausting but great day. Animals were fabulous, especially the polar bear who put on quite a display late in the afternoon.
Wednesday ~ was supposed to be an easy day but ended up heading to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ~ SENSATIONAL. We went on the Behind the scenes tour ~ totally recommended. Riley got to have a kite come onto his gloved hand to feed and also swoop food from his outstretched hand and off the top of his hat ~ needless to say he was thrilled ~ as well as getting up close with a dingo and a variety of other animals. Of course we had the mandatory koala photo taken!! Dinner at a fabulous Thai restaurant in Broadbeach.
Thursday ~Shopping at Pacific Fair ~ need I say more??
Friday ~ Dreamworld ~ total disaster and disappointment. So much so that I actually made an official complaint, and despite their non refund policy, we ended up with a full refund. I thought that $180.00 was a bit rich for 4 rides for a 7 year old ~ we lined up for plenty of others but due to "technical difficulties" (aka breakdowns) we didn't actually ride :(. So very disappointing all round.
Saturday~ Lunch at the Crowne Plaza Surfers Paradise in the revolving restaurant ~ superb. The food was excellent and the views breathetaking!! Following lunch we joined the 'AdventureDuck' tour (ps kids ride for free with paying adults on this one!!). Again an excellent activity ~ really enjoyed this one.
Sunday ~ back down to Tweed Heads for a family BBQ. Then on to Armidale for the night.
Monday~ home sweet home ~ I really appreciate home (and my bed and pilows). Had alovely time, but I do love home!!

Cheers ............................Leanne