Thursday, February 23, 2006

My Gold Coast holiday part 2

February 8, 2006

Woke up from a rather non-relaxing sleep. My head was still bothering me from the flight the day before (I know, pathetic to have jetlag considering it was only about a 2 hour flight) and it was so humid.

Arnie was already up and about by 7:00. The curtains didn't block out the sunlight much. I woke up to the smell of bacon, toast, eggs, and English Breakfast tea (my fave).

Still wanted to sleep, but Arnie kept on bugging me to get up!

I don't have a habit of eating breakfast, unless someone else cooked it :p

The day was still hot, but much more tolerable. The sky was nice and blue compared to the day before. After breakfast, we headed to the pool and spa for a quick dip.

Nice sunny day.

Nice bubbles!

Arnie and I had a very busy itinerary for the day. After cleaning up, showering, and changing to decent clothes, we took a bus and headed to Dreamworld. We spent close to 5 hours in the place and had an absolute blast. We went to the rides, took heaps of pictures, played with some of the animals, and checked out Nickelodeon town as well (the child in me was just screaming). Here are some pictures.

Outside Dreamworld.

Heading off to the Big Brother house.

Outside Miner Ride.

Wanted for being a Horse Thief!

Strapped for being too cute :p

Furry, cuddly, and cute! (not Arnie :p)

Can't get enough of this cutie!!!

Check out the white Bengal Tiger!

First time I have ever touched a kangaroo!

Sponge Bob! Sponge Bob! Squarepants!!!

It was a fantastic yet tiring trip. We went back to our apartment around 3 pm and headed off to the supermarket to shop for dinner. We ended up having steak, salad, and potato wedges. After resting and watching the news, I talked Arnie into taking me to this place that we spotted the night before and have been dying to go since I first laid my eyes on it.

Whoever thought the Restaurant at the End of the Universe was just a short plane trip away from home?

In front of the teleportation pad that will take us to the Restaurant.

The most famous drink in the universe. The Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster!

Arnie and I didn't try the drink. For one thing, the mix was feral - it is a three layer drink composing of Ouzo, Southern Comfort, Contreau, and other things. I wasn't feeling particularly keen to get plastered on alcohol. The Restaurant's theme was, obviously, space. It adjoins a space themed attraction Spacewalker. There were humanoid aliens (hah!), entertaining us with their scripted lines when they serve us like referring to the drink menu as "human re-hydration menus". It was a corker. Arnie and I ended up ordering coffee - too be specific, I had a Meteor Mocha and Arnie had a Lunar Latte. We also shared a Delta Wing Cruiser Crepe. Arnie and I made a mental note that we will have a full meal there and visit Spacewalker next time we're in town.

Next: Seaworld!


~*galenlondeien*~ said...

Cool pics! Aww! I've always wanted to hug a koala! Lucky you! Spongebob galore! :)

eLf ideas said...

I enjoyed looking at the pictures. Oh, koala, how adorable. I also want to experience hugging a koala or petting a kangaroo.

"Greed is the mother of all evil." Indeed. Who's the father, by the way? Hihihi.