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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Surfer's Paradise

Surfer's Paradise skyline has intrigued us since our arrival!
We look at it each time we take our sunset stroll up to Rainbow bay. Today we decided to take a drive north and see what it was all about. We passed through some cute little beach towns including Currumbin, Burleigh Heads, Palm Beach(I know, and with a Miami High School!), and into Surfers Paradise. We were in disbelief at the height of the 20 something skyrises and of the hustle and bustle like New York City! We had lunch at a little cafe right in the hub of the madness and all agreed we looked forward to returning to our quiet little home in Coolangatta.

We searched for a car yesterday and think we might have a found a good option in a 1995 Ford Falcon. The guys are going to go test drive it today. Wish us Luck!!

Our days have been starting at 7am with coffee on the porch discussing the plan for the day. The sunsets around 5:30pm and we are asleep by 7pm! I think we are still adjusting to the 14 hour time change which could take some time.

Though we are around 8,000 miles from home it does not feel like we are on the other side of the world.

Everyone has been really friendly which has made our adjustment that much more enjoyable. The Australians we have encountered engage in conversation from the beginning and seem to enjoy helping us with directions, places to eat, sights to see, and any other inquiries we have.

The weather has been a little chilly, we bundle up for our outings but it is a nice change from the hot summer of Florida.

The guys are surfing Duranbah which is one of the best surf breaks.

Jenny and I are going to have a girls day of pilates on the beach, strolling through the shops, and enjoying some five dollar wine!


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