Summer has finally arrived at the Gold Coast. Today is probably the hottest day since we arrived....and I'm inside. I can look over the balcony and see the pool and it looks so inviting....and I'm inside because Bryan has both sets of keys to our apartment and he's playing at a gig. I can get down to the pool, its even safe to leave my door unlocked...but I can't get back to my floor without the keys. I could go the beach but I couldn't get back into the building without my keys. I could contact the building manager but as we live in a residential building and I don't like to disturb them on the weekends.
So here I am blogging when I should be swimming. I thought I'd share some of the things unique to my 'hood that shows we are more than a beach resort.
CatchaCrab on the Tweed River have a restaurant where you can enjoy freshly caught crab without having to catch it yourself or take the tour. Loved the rustic setting but felt the food was overpriced. Has potential and we may return.
Picnic in the bush at the top of Mt French .
With friends. Click on the second photo to see the big lizard.
and good food.
A day out with a drive through the hills to Springbrook .
Lunch at Paddy Melon's . Quaint but disappointing.
We were very happy with our fudge from the Fudge Shop .
At the front Macadamia nut fudge and behind it the jaffa fudge.
And finally shopping for local produce at the markets. Like these tiny pineapples.
Enjoy your weekend.... and don't forget LiveSTRONG 2008 .