Results tagged “Brisbane” from Kazza the Blank One
As is now a yearly tradition (slightly late this year), the sweetie and I headed up to Queensland to visit Chay and David.
We left work just after lunch on Thursday, as our flight was 4pm. Two flights for the day - Canberra to Sydney, then Sydney to Brisbane. So weren't scheduled to arrive in Brisbane til after 7pm. Then our flight from Sydney to Brisbane was delayed for half an hour due to heavy traffic in Brisbane. We did three big loops around the coast off Ballina/Tweed Heads. But to keep us entertained, they announced that Cate Campbell and Emily Seebohm were on the plane, and they wandered down the aisle showing off their medals! It was amazingly cool! Got to touch Emily Seebohm's silver and gold medals! They were very heavy! But not as shiny as I thought they'd be! heh. Finally arrived in Brisbane, picked up our hire car then headed out to Chay and David's. Fairly quiet night. Only stayed up til 12:30 drinking and chatting :) But did get to meet their new bird - Ichy - an Indian Ringneck, who is amazingly cool :)
Have I ever mentioned how much I love flying? :)
Pretty clouds over NSW
Look mum, I can see your house from here!
This dude is taking this plane for a walk
I was quite surprised by the *glass* bottles!
Cate Campbell and her gold medal
Emily Seebohm and her two silver and one gold medal
Cate Campbell and Emily Seebohm on our plane!
The girls had some cool "Australia" luggage
After a fairly slow morning, we headed out to Ipswich for lunch and went to the Hog's Breath Cafe for lunch. I didn't feel like anything too heavy, so had a "side" of caesar salad, and a "side" of curly fries. Because if you go to the Hog's Breath Cafe you *have* to do curly fries :) Stu had a pretty awesome "finger food" platter. On the way back, we stopped in at Dan's to pick up supplies for the rest of the weekend. Dinner was lots of Eagle Boys pizza. There was drinking. There was Buzz. There was Singstar. And it was very good.
Finger food platter
Caesar salad and curly fries
Supplies for the weekend
Stu and Ichy
Saturday after a bit of a sleepin (and the sweetie had headed out to meet a friend), C&D and I headed over to the markets next to Orion. But they were pretty boring, not much there. So headed into town to wander around South Bank and the markets there. Was a very lovely wander. Dinner that night was some roast chicken that we picked up from Chay's mum, along with the kids who were quite sick with the flu. (David did his "best potatoes in the known universe" which were pretty decent :) ). Their friend Storm came over after dinner too which was pretty cool. There were mojitos. There was drinking. There was Buzz. There was Singstar. And it was very good.
Brisbane from Southbank
Southbank (taking after Japan, much?)
Bored lifesaver. The water looked lovely. I'd have liked to have gone for a swim. But I didn't have any swimmers. And I think they'd have arrested me if I went skinny dipping!
Brisbane from Southbank
Lizard at Southbank
Nepalese pagoda at Southbank
After a bit of a sleepin, we packed a picnic lunch and headed out to Wivenhoe Dam. We'd thought of this too late last year which was a bit sad as we would have seen it spilling over. As it was this year, they'd closed off the viewing area so you couldn't even see the front of the dam. But I did walk over most of it while the others took photos of me heh. Dinner was roast pork, along with a stack of pork skin. But after dinner I started feeling a bit off-colour. Thought I was coming down with the flu the kids had. But also felt quite queasy. Didn't even feel like drinking! Tragic I know!! Storm came over again and we played a card game called "Frustration" which I think I'd like to play some more. There was no Buzz. There was no Singstar. There was no more drinking. And it was very sad.
Extra spillway at Wivenhoe Dam
Isn't he a cutie? :)
We'd bought a big bag of purple carrots. If you boil them, their water turns bright indigo!
The last day is always a quiet day. Didn't really do anything before heading off with ten baby plecos and three baby guppies in tow at 11:30am. Pretty uneventful trip home (two flights - Brisbane-Sydney then Sydney-Canberra, and Lake George looks very full!). After a long weekend of entirely t-shirt weather it was a bit sad to get home to the freezing cold.
Jaffas at the Brisbane Qantas club
Citrus lemon shortbread on the plane
Northern beaches of Sydney
Drinks with Libby Trickett at the Qantas Club in Sydney
A-380 taking off
Been to a couple of parties down there
Sunset over Botany Bay
I've never seen Lake George completely full!
I dumped all the fish into the two-foot tank. The next morning (Tuesday) I couldn't see any of the new fish at all - alive or dead. Wednesday morning I saw one of the plecos swimming around. So who knows if any others have survived.
Also fought the infection for a couple of days, but I think I have beaten it and not really gotten sick.
As always, same time next year guys, it was fun :):):)
I've had only a detached interest in the Queensland floods. Devastating, yes, but somehow not personal.
Until it hit Brisbane and places I've been to. Watched coverage for several hours tonight. Sad sad sad. Stu was pretty sad tonight too. He having lived in Brisbane for so long and all..
The only people I know in Queensland are ok, although not far from the devastation in Goodna.
David described scenes like this as like the end of the world..
One of the images that really struck me though was from a couple of days ago in another part of Queensland.
This page is pretty freaky too. Someone's done an overlay of the Brisbane River and the extent of the possible flooding..
So yeah. Stay safe everyone...