Thursday, April 2, 2009

Busy Week # 2

March 23 – Monday:

When we took our free surf lesson we got to know one of the instructors some (David), so we exchanged numbers to get some more free lessons from him! So J and E called him up and he provided boards for them and they headed to Alex Headlands for a day of surf. They bought him lunch in return, became obsessed with meat pies, did a TON of walking, and had a great super at the Mexican restaurant Montezuma’s-where they fell in love with the nachos!

March 24 – Tuesday:

J and E spent another wonderful day at the beach and then we spent quite the interesting night walking around the Mooloolaba area with surf instructor David. Let’s just say it was an unexpected adventure! Can’t forget our favorite part when David flew off of his skateboard!

The girls wanted to spend one last night at Friday’s where we met some really fun local kids who happened to be the same ages as Jess and Elle.

March 25 – Wednesday:

The girls get up bright and early to grab the bus to go to the world famous (apparently) Eumundi Markets. They did a last quick shop at the Plaza to get their Oz headbands and that night we just chilled and figured out our upcoming travel plans and pack up.

March 26 – Thursday:

So before the girls came over to Oz, I did some bragging about the rainforest and waterfalls and cliff jumping, etc…I really did want them to get out of the city area and see some of the amazing countryside. You don’t have to go very far up the road to see some very natural, mind-boggling beauty. Lucky for them Kyal and some of his friends took them out to Gardner Falls for the afternoon. I was jealous that is for sure!

Early that evening we leave the Sunshine Coast to fly to Sydney for the weekend! It started as just the three of us and somehow turned into 9! It was great.

We were able to rearrange so that Jess, Elle, and I were able to sit together on the flight and it went very fast. We took an 11 person taxi into the city and checked into our hostel. We spent a while walking around the city and then hit the sack!

March 27 – Friday:

Today we jumped on a sightseeing bus. With this particular bus we are able to use it and hop on and off as much as we would like for 24 hours. We saw all the major tourist sights such as the opera house, the bridge, Bondi beach, St. Mary’s cathedral, Kings Cross, Hyde Park, etc…

Along the way, we spotted the MTV music awards and were able to watch all the stars walk down the red carpet! It was really sick! It would have been better if I had known more of the musicians, but Katie, Brittany, and Elle were freaking out!

After that we sat on the wharf at Darling Harbor and took in the view! We also watched a “magic” show that randoms put on for the public and try to get money out of us!

We took a long walk home, went on the roof to see out amazing view of the city, and lastly ran back inside after we got EGGED.

March 28 – Saturday:

Jess and Elle (lucky girls) got up bright and early to catch a bus to their skydiving sight! The rest of us took a very long walk and ended up at the famous fish market!

That afternoon we watched a show at the world’s largest IMAX theatre.

For the night, Jess and Elle spent some big bucks for a dinner at Sydney’s Tower restaurant. They said the view was well worth it! The rest of use went to a BBQ that the hostel put on at the roof! Probably the best food I ever had at a BBQ. It was really nice.

We later all went to a club down the road called SoHo. We waited in line and decided to leave because we definitely were not paying $20 to get in. They saw us all leaving and let us in for free : )

March 29 – Sunday:

Jess and Elle were able to swap their flight to fly straight out of Sydney, which was very very convenient! After we all said our sad good-byes, us other girls headed to Bondi beach to spend the afternoon relaxing! It was CRAZy busy and quite the sight. A lot of topless girls and silver foxes. Before we were all able to get our clothes of to lay in our suits, we were all fast asleep in the sand!

After a wonderful nap, we decided it was time to venture back and get some grub. All of us girls did our share of making a delicious supper at the hostel.

For the night, we ended up jumping on the tram to the casino! Some won some, some lost some…and some of us didn’t waste our money! Overall it was a really nice last night in Sydney.

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