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Surfers Paradise, Australia

Well we made it to Kids Heaven and are staying at a Caravan park close to Movie World. We went to Moveworld yesterday and are off to Dreamworld tomorrow with a rest day in between. It was great and Riley went on all the scary rides and he was smiling in between screaming. Caitlin rode her first roller coaster with apprehension and then got off and said that she was terrified but 'lets do it again' and that was basically the theme of the day with Caitlin, Glenn, Riley and Myself going on every conceivable ride and only stopping for Caitlin to have photos taken with the stars and off course to see the Police Academy show.
This morning I did 2 loads of washing and had my first disaster. I put Glenns PJ's (Jacinta the ones he bought in India) in a load and they ran - badly. Everything was pink, Riley's whites socks, Riley's 'Green Shirt' and also Glenns cream jeans. I tried to act cool as I removed the washing from the machine and secretly slide them into my Ikea wash bag ( Im glad it is not see through!). To understand my unease you have to understand that there is a counter culture of grey nomad women who flock to laundry facitlies to discuss spot stain removal, which machines work best etc. and while ironing all there clothes including their undies. I have observed this at every laundromat and camping ground which we have stayed at, I guess it is a symptom of having too much time on your hands over a long period of time. It makes for an embarassing situation when you are a hopeless housekeeper (or is it mobile home keeper) and the washing chore is one that should be completed in the shortest possible time. To add insult to injury I then had to hang up my pink load and quite obviously this was a poor washing sorter rather than someone who has sorted her clothing into color lots ie. pink.
I survived and they all quietly laughed behind their hands about my disaster and it will make good conversation for the 4.00 happy hour this evening.
We will concentrate on school work today so that we are reenergised for the Dream World onslaught.

permalink written by  michelle62 on May 22, 2007 from Surfers Paradise, Australia
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Wow what a wonderful time. Michelle if you laugh at us grey headed people,discussing our launbdry difficulties what do you and your family discuss at the 4.00pm Happy Hour????? What was the solution for the Pink/Green shirt????

permalink written by  nettie shanahan on May 22, 2007

Is that it for the green shirt!!!!!!!!!

permalink written by  janine on May 23, 2007

When you go to Dreamworld I hope Caitlin can go on the Raptor Ride. Rik found it very scary( thats not a joke either). It is in the Nick section of the park.

permalink written by  janine on May 23, 2007

Hi guys, Sounds like you'll be back in Gordon in a few weeks if you keep this pace up???? I think it is a great ploy Michelle, time for Glenn to take over the washing!?!? That will give the grey haired set something to talk about, especially when his washing is cleaner than theirs!

permalink written by  annamorgan on May 23, 2007

Sorry I havent been on line to comment on these things - we have been out bush

Rik the Raptor Ride was closed for refurbishment so we missed that completely but Caitlin did almost everything else.

You can rest assured that we have gone to Dimmeys and Glenn now has Manly denim jeans and we are throwing the fairy floss pink ones in the bin.

permalink written by  michelle62 on May 27, 2007

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4/5's of the James Family have been planning to go on a trip around Australia for a number of years. We now have the vehicle which we are having modified and we hope to leave late April 2007

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