Monday, December 7, 2009

Queensland

Waking up south of Brisbane, the sunlight was shining through trees, as the train continued to race through Queensland. Lance had made fast friends the night before with some American girls that were heading north to Cairns. So when we got to Roma Station, Lance asked the girls if they would like to go to the park with us. They agreed we spent the rest of the early morning with them.

Lance and I departed later that morning to Tangalooma on Morton Island. The island happens to be the second largest sand island in the world .The locals had really built it up so we had high expectations. Tangalooma is super expensive! The main attraction is a ship wreck. Lance and I snorkeled around the wreckage. While taking a break on one of the wrecked ships, Lance heard some kid yell for help. Wanting to sav
e the day, Lance was prepared to jump over board; fortunately the kid wasn’t for real. I am really glad that we didn’t stay longer because it cost so much money just to be. That evening we caught the ferry back to the mainland.

Back in Brizzie, we still had to figure out how we were going to get down to the Gold Coast for the evening. While in transit from the ferry to the train station, we discovered that the tour bus was going to be making a trip to Surfers Paradise. We made the arrangements and we were on our way. The guy driving the bus even took us on a mini tour of Brisbane.

Surfers Paradise was much more then I expected. It is actually a fairly large metropolitan area; I had pictured it as a quite coastal town. Lance insisted that we eat at the Hard Rock Café. Danielle met us there with Josh.

That evening we spent at Danielle’s parent’s house on Caba
rita beach.

1 comment:

Ben Schnell said...

Brisbane in December. Hott.