Monday, April 20, 2009

Day 5 – Getting Sloppy

Monday, April 20, 2009
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Today was a very laid back one. I didn’t get out of bed until 9am and I very much enjoyed that. After getting ready, my mother and I wanted to go on a small walk through the town, while my father was out working away, so we went out the doors and decided on which turn in the road to take, so we headed down to the marina. After about ½ hour of strolling down the roads we came across a small but nice restaurant and we were greeted by the owner. He said they didn’t open for another ½ hour but if we wanted to take a small hike up a memorial stairway and enjoy the lookout, he’d be ready for us shortly after. So we took his advice and had a great walk up a memorial stairway of 111 steps and there I got some great pictures.

So after chillin’ for a bit at the top, we headed back down and towards the restaurant. Here is the best meal we’ve had all trip! I highly recommend Hinder’s if you’re ever in the Gladstone area. That is the only complaint Australia is the food. There’s not much flavor and it’s very, very high priced. I know for a fact with the limited food and all the walking I’m doing, that I’ll be losing weight here, but hey…I’m not complaining on that! Just to let you know an average bottle of water or coke will run $4 here (at the convenience store), where in Salt Lake City I can get one of $1.25.

After the wonderful meal and walk back to the hotel, I decided to start writing my postcards to everyone. I’ve currently got 30 done and only 90 more to go. Needless to say my hand started to hurt there at the end of them, so sorry to anyone who gets one with extremely bad handwriting. Oh, and if you still want one, let me know.

Well, that was basically my day. Nothing to thrilling, but maybe tomorrow I’ll have something juicy to report.


Roberta said...

Laid back days are the best! I'm hoping I'm on that list of postcards! Very beautiful pictures. Tell your mom and dad hello for us!

orangemily said...

Beautiful pictures! Interesting that things are so much more expensive.

PamCam said...

Hey girl....I love your blog!!
It looks like you are having a good time. I hope I get a postcard (hint hint) Be safe!