My girls and Dreamworld

Friday of my holiday started slowly. Mum and Dad slept in and I watched a couple of episodes of The walking Dead series 3 on my iPad. We went grocery shopping for dinner and other things. The girls would be arriving that afternoon and I was cooking dinner. It’s been such a long time since I’ve cooked them dinner. They each love salmon so that was a natural choice. Bro41 was coming over with his three kids too so I had ten to feed.

At lunch time Mum and Dad introduced me to one of their staples, Knackwurst on toast. Given recent snag stand adventures, a snag on a Friday seemed to make sense.

Hey @abefrellman it's name that sausage time πŸ™‚

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Knackwurst with barbecue sauce on toast.

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Friday afternoon grew dark with rain clouds.

Clouds, hopefully rain clouds.

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Dark rain clouds.

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Loving the rain

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It didn’t take long for it to rain.

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Between Mum and me, we made coleslaw, a simple lettuce and tomato salad, sausages, salmon, eggs and prawns. The sausages were mainly for my nephew and nieces who can be a little particular.

Huge dinner with my girls. Salmon, prawns and coleslaw.

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My plate. The girls loved dinner and having Dad cook for them. They loved the salmon.

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An oldie and a goodie. Vanilla ice cream, chocolate wafer and choc mint ice magic.

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There is not much better than an old fashioned bowl of vanilla ice cream with chocmint ice cream magic and a chocolate wafer.

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Saturday morning arrived and we made ready for a day at Dreamworld in Coomera in the Gold Coast.

Breakfast with a stale baguette. Vegemite bites πŸ˜ƒ

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We had a left over baguette from Friday night and I made the girls vegemite bites.

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We got to Dreamworld and the first ride we wanted to ride was the Buzz saw.

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This is a pretty good ride.

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Not quite Yummy Lummy

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Not quite Yummy Lummy

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The Cyclone

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The Cyclone roller coaster

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Log ride

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The Rocky Hollow Log Ride is always fun and a great way to get wet on a hot day.

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Dreamworld lunch burger. I only ate a bit of it.

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Lunch was a pretty ordinary double cheeseburger.

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Madagascar

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I don’t post many images of my girls.

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People getting strapped in.

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Escape from Madagascar roller coaster. A slightly more gentle ride.

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A really good weightless feeling in this.

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The Claw gives you a really strong sense of weightlessness.

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This is a gentle family ride

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The Thunder Valley Rapid Ride is quite gentle but a good way to get soaked.

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Miss11 is happy she's tall enough for a bike and not a side car.

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A much more fun ride if the Mick Doohan’s Motocoaster.

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I also captured some videos and posted them to YouTube.

http://youtu.be/9BrW3wFUiDk

The Tower of Terror II. You go up backwards and come down face first. It’s great.

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http://youtu.be/SQDxf8w2J-I

The Giant Drop takes you high up the tower and then drops you. It is an amazing feeling to almost free fall.

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http://youtu.be/DoXZw2z7P08

The Claw is a very special ride. It certainly gives you a strong sense of weightlessness and it worth the long queue to get on.

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http://youtu.be/QdgKXxVF_dw

The tigers at Dreamworld are a great attraction. Here is a short clip of two of them having a little fun with each other.

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The gates closed at Dreamworld at 1700Β AEST. We went and had another go of the Tower of Terror II.

After Dreamworld we checked into the Mantra Broadbeach on the Park. We reserved a two bedroom apartment. It is a well set out apartment and we’re very comfortable.

For dinner I’d made a reservation at Hog’s Breath Cafe Broadbeach.

I will chew with my mouth closed #GoodManners

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I promise I ate with my mouth closed.

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Steak

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I asked for a steak. It was fantastic.

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Barra burger for Miss15

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Miss15 asked for a barramundi burger. She reckons it was perfect.

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This rocky road sundae is massive. All four of us are sharing πŸ™‚

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We then asked to share a Hoggies’ Rocky Road Sundae. It was massive.

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All gone except for the chocolate brownie base

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At the bottom is solid chocolate brownie.

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Apparently we finished this in record time #hungry

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According to our server we finished in record time.

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Moooooo

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This fine piece of public art is outside our apartment’s restaurant, viz., Moo Moo.

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It’s been a great day and we’re off to sleep.

These are the images from Dreamworld’s cameras. Please click on each for the description.

Buzz saw

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Tower of Terror II

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Cyclone

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Log ride

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Escape from Madagascar

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Thunder Valley Rapids

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Mick Doohan's Motocoaster

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Tower if Terror II again

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Places and things described in this post

Dreamworld
http://www.dreamworld.com.au/
Google maps http://goo.gl/maps/kLVA5

Hog’s Breath Cafe
http://www.hogsbreath.com.au/
Google maps http://goo.gl/maps/v7Ufr

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16 thoughts on “My girls and Dreamworld

  1. What a great time you must have had! The last time I took my nephew to an amusement park, I rode the roller coaster first, which had a negative affect on my back. I then did the drop about 10 times hoping to relieve the out of place backbone. Did not work, but my nephew was thrilled to go on this ride 10 times! Beautiful girls Gaz!

    • Thanks Barb, they are beautiful. Sorry to hear about your back. So far my body is holding up. I’m waking up a little more stiff, but there’s only one more theme park to go. It’s a day of water sliding. πŸ™‚

  2. First things first; your girls are absolutely beautiful!!
    Wow, all the rides! You definitely are having fun.

    I went on the Tower of Terror in Orlando and it is quite the drop!!
    I loved all the food; especially the steak and hoggies rocky road sundae!!

    Enjoy!! See you in 2013 πŸ™‚

  3. Great post Gaz, your girls are so gorgeous. You’re all clearly having a great time. I’m glad to see that lump on your head has gone away πŸ˜‰

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