24 March 2008

Easter weekend - Friday & Saturday

Alvan and I woke up to discover an absolutely beautiful sunny day so decided it was a good day to go to O'reilly's. (An area in the Lamingtong National Park that has treetop walks, and lots of native birds that you can feed.) It was a very narrow, steep, and twisty drive to get there, but we enjoyed being together, the bounties of nature, and feeding the birds. It was beautiful walking through the bush, and Alvan even climbed the ladder on the side of a tree that took him another 30 metres higher than the treetop walk. There's a fantastic tree called the Booyong tree, and giant fig trees with decayed trees inside that create a kind of lattice chimney inside the fig tree....amazing. But our favourite bit was feeding the birds...especially helping the younger kids and tourists by "giving" them the birds that landed on our hands and arms...and heads!! Our trick for getting lots of birds...sunflowers seeds bought at the supermarket! After leaving O'reillys' we headed to the Gold Coast were we checked into the Jupiters Casino Hotel for the night. We went on the Wotif website before we left home and found a bargin too good to pass up. We booked ourselves into the executive suite, which includes stunning ocean views, morning newspaper, breakfast for two in the executive lounge, and exclusive access to the executive lounge at anytime, which also included free drinks and canopies before dinner. All for less than half the normal price!! Gotta love a bargin.. :) We enjoyed a yummy buffet dinner together that night, and in the morning after our breakfast, we spoilt ourselves with a 60 minutes reflexology massage each...heaven!!

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