Day 76 and to summarise we didn't do an awful lot. Up at 11am cause we had a long day yesterday, Coops went on the net and uploaded some photos for Facebook. Me and Burns went to a payphone where he phoned the taxi company where he lost his camera, and I phoned my godparents (Kerrie and Peter) who we would be staying with in Sydney. A laundry run and a few hours of dossing followed and then came the food run. Coops Burns and Luke went to Coles and bought food, Chicken Fajitas and all sorts of mixes. Helen and I went to Flinders station to meet her friend 'Box' (real name Rebecca). We spent 30 mins trying to get Helen to tell us why she's called Box but she wouldn't tell us. I left them to chat and met the others back at the hostel where we started cooking dinner. Earlier in the day the girls had decided they fancied a night out drinking so they bought lots of wine from Coles. We started on a few plastic cups of cheap white wine (a 4 litre box) and would have the roset after dinner. Helen arrived back just as we were serving dinner and was a little light headed. She and Box had 3 glasses of wine (which is a fair bit for Helen!). After some awesome Chicken Fajitas we headed to the room and played drinking name game and some cards where Helen got rather drunk and fell off the bed with her wine in hand. We all finished off the wine (about 5 litres worth) and got ready for a night out. We headed out to the bar next door, got a free drink then headed off around the city. The girls were both a little worse for wear at this point and were asking random people on the street where a good place to dance was. I spotted a decent looking bar and we headed in for a round. Coops was getting very drunk at this stage and started dipping her salt and Vinegar crisps in our beers... Helen wasn't far behind in the drunken stakes. Our final viist was the Elephant and Wheelbarrow where we had another 2 rounds and we all hit the limit (it was a Tuesday night so not to much was going on). On the walk home Coops could barely stand and was very funny to watch. She kept assuring us she was ok! A brief encounter with the police followed as they saw 5 'tipsy' backpackers wandering the streets and wanted to make sure we were ok. Luke wandered ahead to retrieve some food from our other hostels fridge but in his drunken state picked up the wrong food bag and knicked someone elses butter, bread and ketchup. The rest of us staggered home and got in about 2am. As I was falling asleep I knew getting up for the 10am check out would be near impossible (especially the state the girls were in...)
Day 77 and the Hungovers kicked in. I was first up about 930 and showered quickly to wake myself up, Burns soon followed. By 10 only us 2 were up with Helen, and Luke still in bed and Coops out like a light. After nagging them for about an hour we were all up and out of the room by 11, an hour later than we should have been. We managed to dump all our stuff in the free storage and all went to lie down in the TV room. Luke and Laura instantly started sleeping. Burns, Helen and me went to sit in the kitchen where we used the internet and read our books. We all got a pie or pastry snack from the 7 Eleven, and did pretty much nothing all afternoon. About 4pm the 3 of us who were awake and in any state went to the shops and bought dinner, a simple Pasta sesh. We started cooking and woke the others as we were dishing up. After a huge pasta sesh, where we even had to leave some cause we cooked so much, we repacked our bags and headed for the Bus station down Spencer Street. Our Greyhound Bus was due to leave Melbourne at 8pm so we got to the station about 730, bout some food for the journey and got on the coach. It was rather cramp and not completely full to start with so we could spread out onto other seats. The 12 hour journey was split into several hours of sleep and several hours of ipod and reading. The seats were so uncomfortable. Whilst driving through Canberra the weather got worse and chucked it down, but by the time we reached Sydney city about 9am it was bright and sunny.