Next stop Noosa – Queensland Trip Day 10

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Posted by Libby Withnall | Posted in Travel, Travel - Australia | Posted on 16-09-2014

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I am going to miss this SOOOO much.

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After editing yesterdays blog post, I did some more packing, then shared Christy’s unwanted pizza from last night with Athena for breakfast….

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Along with my last Green Tea Frapaccino…

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Almost packed. Poor Kevin had a terrible time fitting everything in the car and top box. In fact he had to lie on top of the top box to get it closed :-). We do have quite a few bags of food and drinks which won’t have on the journey home. So hopefully with that and some better packing we’ll fit everything.

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We left just after 9.30am and headed back to Movieworld as the girls wanted to reride some of the rides.

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While they went on the Green Lantern, Kevin got himself a superhero selfie :-). Athena has created a selfie monster!!

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We then rode Justice League again.

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And I had fun taking some photos while the girls rode Arkhym Asylum. Christy wanted to ride Superman but the lines were really long. The park was a lot busier today – no idea why.

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We rode Scooby and had a very odd encounter. As we were entering the guy working at the entrance, Scott, said he recognised us from my videos on youtube. He  said he enjoyed seeing my breakfasts and that he’s going to try a  green tea frapaccino. Such a strange and surreal experience to be recognised, but it was very fun as well. The girls were rather thrilled I think.  Such a nice guy but he couldn’t be on camera due to being in his work uniform.

We rode once (I always forget this is a dark ride) and then Christy rode again, even with a wait of over 30mins. While waiting for her we hung out with this ibis.

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Shortly after 12pm we left and set off for Noosa. Stopping just past Brisbane for some lunch.

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I had a very yummy falafel and hummus wrap.

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Back on the road I think I fell asleep for about 30mins, waking up in time to enjoy the drive into the Sunshine Coast.

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Finally we arrived at Noosaville and our resort.

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Our apartment is very nice. Only downside is we’re on the 2nd floor with no lifts (and I still have trouble climbing stairs/going uphill) and the promised free wifi is pretty much non-existant. Thankfully Kevin is allowing me to use the more expensive holiday internet to upload videos and blog posts.

The really cool part of the place is that the front door opens onto the verandah. True indoor/outdoor living.

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And the view from the verandah..

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We got unpacked and settled and Kevin & I went in search of groceries. We found a Woolworth, got supplies and headed home.

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Christy went down and had a swim, while Kevin & I cooked  tonights dinner steak and veggie hamburgers sandwiches.

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Shopping Adventure – Queensland Trip Day 9

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Posted by Libby Withnall | Posted in Travel, Travel - Australia | Posted on 15-09-2014

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Don’t think I’ll ever get sick of the sunrise – so glad I’m an early bird. Up at 4.30am today!

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A bit of a change today as we headed to the local outlet malls.

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The Crocs store was a big success – we bought 7 pairs of shoes between us!! All up we bought 10 pairs of shoes at the mall, plus the pair Christy got yesterday. Crazy!!

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Some new king size sheets for our bed, to replace the really bad quality ones that Kevin bought “for a bargain”.

 

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The converse store. Oops, I stand corrected, the total tally of shoes bought today was 11 pairs. Guess no-one will need shoes any time soon.

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All that shopping made us hungry.

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Christy and I both had leek and potato soup, while Kevin & Athena had steak sandwiches.

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Feeling refreshed it was time for more shopping.

 

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And Kevin made Christy pose at the donut stop, just like she did 5 years ago.

 

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It was good to visit the candy store just after lunch, though we still managed to buy quite a bit.

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The last store of the day was my beloved Fossil store. I ummed and ahhed about a bag and decided I’d regret not buying it. I do love it and it will go so well with my summer wardrobe.

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We all had rather sore feet by the time we left. So it was back home for a little rest. I started doing some packing, then Christy, Kevin & I went down & had a spa, which was nice and relaxing.

Then at 5pm it was time for more shopping… this time at the nighttime markets in Surfers.

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But first a quick trip the beach, which was so pretty on dusk.

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We’ve always loved the markets here and always find some nice things to buy.

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We got some Turkish towels, which I’d seen recommended on instagram last Summer.

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Admired this cute puppy.

 

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Sampled and bought some delicious cookies.

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Smelt and bought some bath salts…

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And Athena’s dream finally came true when she purchased her very own lizard.

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Christy got one too and they fun picking out which one they wanted and getting lessons in how to walk them :-).

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The girls also bought some of these amazing cut coins.

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Then it was time to head home. My feet were killing me by now and I knew why when my fitness app informed me I’d reached 10,000 steps for the day.

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With no inclination to make dinner, we opted to get Crust pizza again.

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Christy & I headed to the room as Got to Dance was on, and we didn’t want to miss any more than we already had. Athena & Kevin arrived with the pizza shortly after. So yummy.

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After dinner I did some more packing and tidying before heading to bed.

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