Surfers paradise was our next destination.
It was a lot bigger than I was expecting- there were sky scrapers everywhere- the weather was really nice and there were lots of shops- which obvisoly kept Tess very happy. By the time we got to the hostel and checked in it was late afternoon- so we did what any female would and went shopping. i eventually brought a pair of little board shorts which I had been wanting since I had been in aus, they were on sale but still more than I wanted to pay- our well. Tess withheld from buying anything BUT- she did get her nose pierced- this was after much deliberation on if she should get her lip or nose done. She said it was very painful at the time but not after- and it looks really nice. Marg- the irish girl we were with got her belly button re-priced as well. Me and Jen were just a bit boring and didn;t get anything done.
That evening we finally got our washing done after getting our clothes really dirty on Fraser Island and Whitsundauys- our demin shorts were so dirty that they needed to go in twice. After doing all our washing and getting our tea and packed lunch ready for the next day it was almost time for bed. But before we could go to bed, we had to have one of our regular lets sort out our backpacks to try and pack better- this always seems to work for tess, but for me i just seem to be just as bad as when I started.
The next day we went to Wet and Wild the water park with Marg and Jen- it wasn't until we got there that Jen decided to tell me and Tess that she doesn't like going in the water at all, so a day pretty wasted for her. Although we did manage to get her in the lazy river but she was still freaking out and it was only 0.8 meters deep. Me, Tess and Marg went on 4 rides at the beginning of the day- one that was an actual ride not a water ride, another where you fit 4 in a tube and go into this bowl thing and just what happens and a few basic ones. Then Marg decided she didn't like it anymore, so it was just me and Tess on the rides- at the end of one we had a random little girl taking photos of us as we were at the end- all very strange and we didn't know what to make of it.
after the water park we had to go back and get ready because we were going on a bar crawl- we paid $30 and this was meant to get us 4 free drinks, entry into 4 clubs, a group photo and 2 pieces of pizza at the last 2 venues. I bet you are all thinking what a great deal- well there was so many people in the photo that you couldn't see any of us and as for the pizza (the bit that we were looking forward to most) well it was all gone by the time we got to one of the venues and when we got to the last it surprisingly never appeared. Overall it wasn't that great of a night- it was like an 18-30's night where everyone was really drunk just making fools of themselves and none of us were really in the mood for it. But by the time we got to the last club we all started to have a good time despite not having any pizza. We met up with Gary- Scottish guy from our room and he was really nice and the we all headed home.
The next day we checked out and the receptionist got angry with us because we hadn;t brought our bags down and we said we left them in the room with gary for an hour while we did our food shopping and then he shouted- CHECK OUT MEANS CHECK OUT ALL YOUR BAGS OUT OF YOUR ROOM- what a mean man.