The girls woke up at 6am to get ready! (I love waking up early!) I’m not much of a make up kinda person, but on this trip, I thought to try something different. After all, I’m on a vacation with a celebrity – Elaine! Got to look my best kan! I drew on some eyebrows, applied eyeliner and left it at that.
Elaine curled my hair after, which is great! No flat hair for the day! We wanted to cook breakfast to surprise the guys, but we couldn’t find the pan. So we didn’t. *cough* It’s the thoughts that count right?
We woke the guys at 730am. Gu immediately found the pan. HA HA HA. We all prepared breakfast today with the main chef being Chef Gu. We had bacons and butterscotch pancakes!
After that, we took the bus and headed off to Dreamworld! It was a weekday (Thursday), and there’s NO QUEUE! Yay! The first ride we went for was “The Claw”. It swings from left to right and also spins round while doing so. Gu felt a bit uneasy after that as he’s more sensitive to spinning rides. Opps! Wrong choice for a first ride! We had a short pause from all the thrill rides and tried some laid-back rides instead, hoping that Gu will feel better with some rest. We also took that time to get a drink and some snacks.
I had a chocolate milkshake at $7 (Which I later found out I could’ve get from Coles at $3.50), Elaine had Blood Orange Ice Cream which she was absolutely in love with, Gu had Sushi and Coffee, and Brian had.. coffee too? I can’t recall exactly. We kinda skipped lunch as we were still fairly sated from breakfast.
I’m not sure when exactly (bad memory), but we also visited the kangaroos and koalas (sorry, I don’t have a pic of the koalas)!
We ran through the park exploring and found these guys :
They seemed pretty fun, singing about and joking around with the people there. I went up to take a photo and playfully tugged on his shoe (the guy on the left; as if I’m stealing his shoe) as I was leaving. He focused his attention to me and used his cufflinks to cuff me to himself. Right then he announced “Look! I caught myself a wife!” Hahahahah!!!! Elaine caught that part on video! I can’t wait to show u guys (let me get the blog posts done first)! When all the fun’s over and I took off the cuff, he said “I think we just got a divorce!” It was fun. HAHA.
^The Giant Drop
This ride goes really really really high up! If you’re afraid of heights, good luck! You know how the Solero Shot in Genting goes up all the way and bounces its way down? The Giant Drop just goes up once, hangs there for REALLY long (You think it’s gonna drop but it doesn’t. Keeps the suspense going.) and then suddenly! It goes ALLLLLLL the way down! And that’s it! Just once up and once down, but it’s a lonnnngggg way. Go try it!
We continued trying out all the rides – Wipeout, Tower of Terror 2, The Giant Drop, Shockwave, Log Ride, Rapid Waters, etc. We got through with all of them except Buzzsaw. We were racing our way to the ride but found it closed when we reached. The park closes at 5pm. It was the very last ride to try and it seems really good, so we decided to come by again on Saturday.
While waiting for the bus, we took some silly photos for one of our challenges given by our friends (sorry we didn’t get em all done! The trip was more exhausting than we thought it’d be!).
We were taking bus 720 to Harbor Town. A couple stops down, the bus driver turned and asked us where we were heading off to. We told him and he said we got on the wrong bus. We left and double checked the bus number – 720. The bus sign had then changed to “Not in service”. We checked the board and couldn’t figure what went wrong. The next bus came by and we asked him about heading to Harbor Town. The friendly driver told us the bus we need is 720 and that the last bus should reach us soon. We didn’t tell him about the situation with the previous bus we took. We stayed at that station waiting for another 720 to come by. A while later, another bus came. The bus driver was waving us over, I couldn’t see clearly and when it came nearer, we realised it was the same bus with the friendly driver. He came round to tell us he’s not sure if the last bus for 720 had left – it might have, and that he wouldn’t be passing round Harbor Town, but he could drop us a few stations off (along his scheduled path) from where we are that we can catch a 720 there. How nice. He mentioned that it was getting really dark and he didn’t want us to be waiting alone unsure of how to go to get anywhere. Along his stops he picked up this lady who seemed to be a friend of his. Apparently she works at Dreamworld and saw us on some of her rides earlier too. She was gonna get off the bus at the same station we were, so the nice driver asked her to guide us on how to head over to Harbor Town from there. How nice of them!
It was crazy cold. We reached Harbor Town and had to have quite a walk (or what seems like it cause of the weather) to reach the shops. It was considered very late for GC and the sky has gone dark. The shops were closed except for just a handful of restaurants.
We were starving by then and sat down at Nonna’s to have dinner. I ordered a $23 Risotto. Elaine had Lasagna, Gu Marinara Pasta, and Brian got the Chicken Carbonara. The chicken carbonara looks really good. Quite a big portion too! In the end, we all agreed that Nonna’s food was not as good, especially with their prices.
Took bus 704 back to Seaworld, and 705 back to Surfers’. Then we walked back home from the station. We left all the plates and utensils unwashed in the morning. So we spent our night cleaning that up and getting ready for bed. It was an exhausting day.
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