I hit the hay very early last night, I was home (staying with Lynda as she has more room) by 7:30 and asleep more than likely by 8:00! I was falling asleep at dinner. Thankfully I slept all night, except between 3 and 4 I was awake playing Bejeweled, and woke to my alarm at 7.
We drove into Brisbane, parked the car, and walked up to King George Square. Thankfully most parks in Brisbane have free wifi! That made me very excited, thus the random additions of photos while we were there.
Took a tour of city hall, and went up an elevator (they call them lifts here) to the clock tower, so I got some nice photos of the surrounding city. A nice mix of sandstone older buildings, new shiny skyscrapers and beautiful parks.
Has lunch at a restaurant in King George Square called Groove Train. Gets points for coolest restaurant name ever. I had a chicken satay with rice and it was DELICIOUS.
They have something called a city sights bus, it’s a transit bus that’s free and takes you to all the major sights, you can hop on and hop off — I think all cities should have that!!
We took the bus to the river and a spot called the Eagle Street Pier, lots of restaurants and patios, overlooking the river and the Story Bridge. Great spot for a “session”. Speaking of stories heres a true story:
Carolyn: What is the river called?
Lori: Brisbane River. We’re simple people, we don’t like to complicate things.
Carolyn: Makes sense.
*go city hall, see a room, look at the name plate it reads ‘Brisbane Room’, realize Lori is correct*
Lori and family play a game they call “high low”, go around and ask what the high point of your day was and the low. So I’ll include that after each blog and my word of the day!
Word of the Day: Drongo. An idiot or dope. Said in a joking manner – it’s not a major insult.
High: Botanical Gardens & long sleep!
Low: Was feeling dizzy again this aft (had that a lot yesterday, seems to happen when I travel).
And now we’re running to Woolworths quick (I know right?!) and then watching “Building Australia” on the History Channel. Good night!