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Rachel & Kieron’s Travel Diary

Friday, 08 Aug 2008

Location: Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia

MapDrove up the famous Gold Coast Highway taking in all of the beaches on the way. Stopped off in Surfers for a look around and were bombarded by a Blackpool type resort. Got some special photos taken but you'll have to wait to see them! Carried on our way to stay the night in Mooloolaba but the caravan park was full. We moved on up the coast to several more parks which were also full. Evidently, the old folk from the south spend the winter up here and everywhere had been booked up for months. We were starting to feel like Mary and Joseph when we were finally taken in by a kind lady in Cotton Tree who rented us her last patch of grass. We really had struck gold as we found ourselves in the most beautiful little corner with the ocean lapping the sand just behind our pitch. On Pam and Graham's advice we decided to give the local RSL club a go for dinner and we were so glad we did. It was a huge place undergoing building work to become even huger and the opporrtunity to lose money was massive. There were more slot machines that you'd find in Las Vegas and pensioners were happily feeding them all they had. The dinner was fantastic, the beer was cheap and we had a great time.