A weekend on the gold coast
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It was nice to have a weekend on the coast. Trena's father and step-mum are visiting....really nice people. Lots of ppl in one small house!
I am learning more and more about aussie culture. I love the beach atmosphere here. I wear beach attire practically every day. Surfing is just a small walk to the beach. I love running on the beach in the morning with Monica. They have an amazing gym here with a swimming pool and awesome fitness classes. I tried some sticky date pudding...so good. Have yet to try Pavlova.
I am learning lots of aussie expressions like: "How ya going?" (How are you? or What's up?). "Petrol" is gas. "Toilet" is bathroom. "Bloke" is a guy. "I reckon" is I think. "Capsicum".
There is an aweome outdoor mall here called Pacific fair but everyone just calls it Pac-fair. People love to shorten things here. My name goes over much easier here as "Sandy" instead of "Sandra".
This weekend was fun. We got all dressed up and headed out for a nice supper with everyone, then the casino for a bit, and then to hear the Blues Brothers at a pub. We were still in bed before midnight though. :) On Saturday, we spent all day at Dreamworld (An Aussie disneyland) where we saw some wildlife and went on some crazy rides....the craziest was a 110 m freefall drop....so fun though! Rollercoasters and even an IMAX show were all part of the day. In the evening, Tim (Trena's boyfriend) had a barbie and then we all watched The Wizard of Oz since it was on the TV. It was a lot of fun.
I have organized a trip to Cairns to scuba the great barrier reef which I leave for next thursday....should be fun and then I'm off to Thailand...wow time goes by so fast!