Monday, October 4, 2010

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast

It was a wonderful weekend in Surfers Paradise. Even though the weather wasn’t the best, we still filled our days with beach, exploring, eating, and drinking. We got up each morning and took a long walk on the beach with freshly brewed skinny lattes in our hands and then found a lovely place to eat brekky before we hit the beach. From 9am to noon the sun seemed to come out from behind the clouds and grace us with enough warmth to layout. Come lunch time, the sky was covered in a blanket of clouds which forced us to cover up and go eat lunch. It was probably a blessing in disguise since both of us have not seen the sun in quite some time. I even made a comment to Matt while looking down at my legs “I don’t think that I’ve EVER been this pale. I would bet that I’m paler now than I was the day that I was born!” One may think that I’m over exaggerating but trust me when I say that I could blind you with my whiteness! We did get some color but definitely not the desired skin tone that Matt and I are typically used to this time of year!

After lunch on Friday, we decided to take a trip to the casino. Not only did I win money on the slots but Matt also won some playing Black Jack! Needless to say, we had a great time! I suppose if we lost money that would be a different story. All of our winnings went to a beautiful dinner that night companied with a few bottles of Aussie wine. Oh how we love Australian wine! I know that’s one thing that we will miss when we move back home – the abundance of tasty, fairly cheap wine.

Saturday was pretty much a replay of Friday without the casino bit. We didn’t want to challenge the odds and go back. Instead, we just walked around and soaked up all that the street shops had to offer. At the end of the day, we didn’t actually buy anything except delicious Irish beers and food. Our spending habits seem to focus on what we are going to consume. I absolutely love it. We have become such foodies. Yay for full bellies and extra pounds! Here's a short slideshow of our pictures from Surfers Paradise - enjoy!

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast from Erica Mabe on Vimeo.

Sunday was a bit off due to the fact that it was my Birthday and I wasn’t around my family and friends. Plus, our flight was super delayed but oh well… what can you do. I was able to talk to my family and Holly so that made me happy. I still can’t believe that I’m 28 yrs old. Time sure does fly by so fast. No more wishing the weekdays away. I’ve got to cherish every moment, regardless if it’s a Monday or a Friday.

In just a few weeks, Matt and I will be visiting Port Douglas! We really can’t wait. This is the trip that we have truly been looking forward to for quite some time. Port Douglas is the closest town to the Great Barrier Reef and it’s absolutely beautiful. Half of it is in the rainforest and the other half is beach. How amazing is that?! Don’t worry; there will be heaps of pictures and stories to share. I get goose bumps just thinking about it.

Speaking of sharing stories, I haven’t heard from a lot of you in quite some time! Please keep in contact with us. We love hearing about the happenings back in GA. It really brightens our day to get an email from one of our friends. It makes us feel as though we are still there, hanging out, and livin’ the ATL life. November 6th can’t get here any quicker but until then, try to keep us entertained with your life stories via email.

Love you all and be on the look out for our Port Douglas blog. Take care and we’ll see you soon!!!! Just 30 days!!