Yeah, the borders are open so we are driving to Queensland. The 1st week is relaxing atTangalooma 2nd week catch up with friends in Brisbane. Then off to Hope Island again to catch up with friends. 3rd week is Surfers also catching up with friends.
  • Day23

    Home

    May 14 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    We are home now all unpacked and ready to plan our next adventure. Stay tuned it could be you we visit next.

    We enjoyed our holiday and catching up with friends but now back to reality.

    Although we are going to Wollongong for the weekend to celebrate Hilda's birthday.

    Bye for now.
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    Melissa Wilson

    In and out in and out! Retirement is fun! Cant wait for the next adventure.

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  • Day23

    Hexham

    May 14 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Morning tea at Heatherbrae Pies and purchase of some pies for dinner our last stop before home.

    Back on the road oh no a 10 min wait as Hexham Bridge was raised to let a invisible mystery boat go through.

    Back on the road no more stops until we reach home.
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    Melissa Wilson

    I left you out a chicken roast for a nice but easy home cooked meal on your arrival! I even stocked the freezer with some pies. Oh well. Plenty to eat so you don’t have to go shopping straight away.

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    We are Living the Dream

    All good we had the yummy chicken for dinner

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  • Day23

    Home here we come

    May 14 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    Last night we walked into town for dinner. It was about 8 min into town for a OK dinner then back to our Hotel.

    Well what can I say about last night's sleep. Oh wait not much sleep, dogs barking, next door's TV going all hours of the morning, no block out curtains so it was like trying to sleep in the middle of the day as there is an outside light which does not turn off. John slept well throughout this so he is refreshed for the drive home. Hence packed, breakfast, check out and on the road by 8.30.Read more

    Melissa Wilson

    Home for comfort and the darkest residental bedrooms known to man!

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    We are Living the Dream

    🤣🤣🤣

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  • Day22

    Port Macquarie

    May 13 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    We have arrived on Port Macquarie for the night.

    Not much to report today as we were driving all day.

    Surfers to Ballina for morning tea and change of driver.

    Ballina to Coffs Harbour to collect the clothes I left on our way to Qld. Then to the shopping precinct for lunch and again change driver.

    Now in our Hotel very basic, I think it was Motel before change of branding to Ibis. They upgraded us to a spa suite which one would think yeh except you need a ladder to get into the spa bath for a shower. The TV is huge and apparently has Netflix but not working someone on there way to check. The location is great though Just across from the water and a short walk into town.
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    Melissa Wilson

    You always get the rooms with something broken 😂

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  • Day22

    Leaving Queensland

    May 13 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Our holiday is nearly over.

    We are leaving Surfers this morning and heading home. We will stay overnight in Port Macquarie.

    We have had a wonderful time catching up with friends, taking in the sunshine laying poolside or on the beach, reading and being a tourist.

    Goodbye Queensland I am sure we will catch up again in the near future.
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    Melissa Wilson

    I am glad you had a relaxing time. We have a big house to unpack here which needs a bit of work! We are going to need some help!! You will be heading back to Queensland to escape after a few days with us!

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    We are Living the Dream

    🤣

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  • Day21

    Broadbeach

    May 12 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Last night we had a lovely dinner and catch up with David and Anita.

    The weather today was not great so we went for a drive to Broadbeach. Broadbeach is very nice so much better than Surfers.

    After a walk around and morning tea it was back in the car to drive to the Harbourtown Outlets.

    Heaps of shops and worth the drive. After a few purchases it was time for lunch. Heaps of places to choose but we went with Asian.

    Back at the Hotel working out a place for dinner. We selected Pancakes on the Rocks because it is close to our Hotel. We need to pack later tonight as it is our last day in Queensland.
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    Melissa Wilson

    Lots of artwork around.

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  • Day20

    Walk along the Beach

    May 11 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    A lovely walk along the beach the sand is really soft which makes it hard to walk in until down near the water. The tide is going out so very easy to walk. Lots of shells and small stones along the way.

    Back for afternoon tea and resting before we go our for dinner with David and Anita.
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    Melissa Wilson

    Looks a bit windy! Don’t get blown away!

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  • Day20

    Relaxing Poolside

    May 11 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Today is a lovely day for relaxation by the pool.

    Sun shining, sun lounge and a book is all you need.

    We even had morning tea in the pool area before it was time for a swim. The water, once in, was very nice.

    One issue with this pool is that the Hotel is so tall that by lunch time the whole area is covered in shade. This means pack up and upstairs for lunch.

    Now for a walk along the beach.
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    Melissa Wilson

    Good day for relaxing by the pool. The view to the beach is great.

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  • Day19

    Peppers Soul

    May 10 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

    Our room was not ready so we walked to Cavill Ave which is basically right outside our Hotel for a coffee. Not many places to go for coffee, it is really run down and dead. Finally, somewhere for a coffee we then continued our walk looking in those shops which were actually open.

    It was now lunch time and still no word on our room but we did have use of the facilities. So we went to Woolworths for a few basics and then went to The Hotel's "Secret Garden" and ate some lunch and read a magazine as well as playing my decorating game.

    Now 2 o'clock and our room is ready. Up to the 31st floor and our room is lovely. A quick unpack and a load of washing. Then back to Cavill Ave for groceries for the remainder of the week.

    Now to catch up on some computer work and then relax and I will say it again relax.
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    Melissa Wilson

    Nice room and good view! Cavil Ave must only come alive at schoolies week 😂

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