18.06.2011 - 18.06.2011 25 °C
Sat 18 June Helensvale, Gold Coast
Up early and what a good night sleep. Jim got up a few times during the night and although I woke up, I quickly jumped back on the Snooze Cruise.
Didn't sleep in past 6.30am so had coffees and I shared my remaining two waffles with Jim. Magnanimous of me, I know. Took the boys for a play on the double tennis courts. Threw balls and a frisbie. Levi grabbed the frisbie first on one occasion and because it is a jelly one, he romped around like a puppy shaking the floppy frisbie - hysterical! will have to bring video camera tomorrow.
Decided on breakfast out so we went to the Homeworld just up the road from the van park to take the boys for a free run. There's a huge piece of vacant land adjacent to the parking lot.
We crossed over the motorway to Oxenford and picked a cafe inthe Oxenford shops. We had short blacks, Affogatto (Jim) and tea (me) to accompany our really good breakfast. Simon's Luv-A-Coffee, which was surprisingly good. It did help that the overly alert chick making the coffees is a barista! Service was quick and efficient and friendly, and the breakfast was goooooood!
We dropped into the pet barn to pick up doggie jackets since it's getting colder and Levi is suffering as well as dry dog food.
The rest of the day was spent reading, talking and napping.
I met another couple, Dietmer & Gabby (Austrian) on my back from the facilities. I stopped because there was a small crowd watching a guy reverse his van. I asked (Dietmer) what the fuss was about, he said it's always entertaining to watch the big vans try and line up!
We got to talking about vans and cars and then his wife joined us with chairs and what was a quick trip to the loo turned out to be an hour or so of chatting. Jim came to find me when he woke from his nap and I still wasn't back.
We went back to the van and had coffee, catching up on blogs until dinner.
A nice day and good weather. Although a little cool out of the sun, it was around 25 deg during the day and about 10 deg at night.