Our little Queensland holiday was great! The temperatures were wonderful and we did all sorts off touristy things. We visited Dreamworld and I was convinced to go on the Cyclone roller coaster but I wasn't going near the Giant Drop! I also got to go to Dreamworld which was excellent! A total of 8 rides on the Corkscrew roller coaster as it was slightly tamer than the Cyclone and I saw all the shows. We went to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and had lorikeets on our heads and even on the camera as I tried to take pictures! We kayaked around Wavebreak Island area and snorkeled too.
The Robotics went quite well, with my brother's team winning one of four encouragement trophies (made out of LEGO) and a pewter plate from the Singapore teams for the Spirit of Robocup or something, which was good. We ate lots of good food and were entertained by a member of the robotics team attempting to eat ice by using a straw and a lot of slurping power! We also went to Harbour Town and wasn't that fun!!!! As Harbour Town is full of outlet shops, many things can be got cheaper. I picked up a skirt from Esprit meant to $45 for $10 because of a broken zipper that Mum quickly fixed, and she had a gift voucher for Rivers so we spent ages in there and got 8 items and paid a total of 30 cents.
Coming back was a bit of a shock though, we got off the plane and it was only 7 degrees! Also it was raining which we'd not had for a week. So of course my brother had to say "What is this rain stuff falling from the sky?"
Unfortunately I caught a cold that made flying back really uncomfortable with my ears. Today has been spent mostly in bed and catching up on emails and blogs.
Early start for drafting......
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