Thursday, December 18, 2014

Australia Adventure Dec 2014, 12 Gold Coast

18 Dec, Thursday D12

As the saying goes, the early bird gets its worm. We rose early at 6.30 am to just walk on the beach just across the road from our apartment.

I had an invigorating run on the beach barefooted. The sand felt like talcum powder. It was so soft. As I ran, I could hear the soft rustle of the waves rushing in. The boys were also have a whale of a time building sandcastles, taunting the waves and frolicking on the beach.

Thereafter we went to Movie World again as we missed the Lights, Camera, Action, Hollywood stunt driver 2. There were only 3 shows each day with last show starting at 1.50 pm. It was loud. It was noisy. But the audience loved it. The applause was equally thunderous. 

Our next stop was Harbour Town outlet shopping where we literally shopped till we dropped. Thursday was the shopping day and the shops would close at 7.30 pm instead of 5.30 pm. Tourists have privileges, we collected the discount card at the designated lounge to receive additional discount. 

We picked up a couple of skecher shoes and socks. We dropped by Speedo and other sportswear outlets. With the outlets selling their wares at deeply discounted price, we had a good haul. We also had some donuts for our afternoon tea break before heading to Cav's steakhouse and butchery for our well-deserved dinner. 

At Cav's, we ordered the same dishes we did 3 years back. While the beef was slightly over cooked and voodoo chocolate too sweet for our liking, the Yahoo pork ribs were awesomely good. Before we bade goodbye to this fine restaurant, we looked around for the cow statue which used to stand in front of the entrance. It had now moved to the side with another as its company. I guessed as one matured, one would still find loads of comfort in the tried-and-tested path, including food.

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