Day 4: Cairns to the Whitsundays
Trip Start Jul 18, 2012
16Trip End Aug 03, 2012
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Finally, we made it to Townsville where we stopped for lunch. I found a McDonald's and had to get a picture because it was so different from the one where I work. They had a little case full of pastries and things, which is really different from the one back home. They also had something called a "Sydney Stack" on the menu. It was interesting to see just how different a place like McDonald's could be, even though it seems like it would be the same everywhere.
Then we dumped off the people doing the two day sailing option, which just left ten of us (me, Katherine, Jo, Lee, Nicola, Anita, Anthony, Corina, Anni, and Teresa)
Dinner that night was a pizza and pasta buffet right inside the resort. Nicola ordered a special gluten free pizza that ended up being HUGE. Anthony was more interested in the dessert table than anything else. It was one of the best dinners on the tour because I actually got to leave full. Those poor sailors don't know what they were missing. There were these birds on the island that kept coming into the restaurant and just walking around like it was totally normal. Eventually we got used to them.
After dinner, we walked around the island a little bit to check out the pool. It was enormous and took up most of the island, and it even had bridges that went across it and a little bar inside the pool. Just when it finally seemed like the pool had ended, another one started up. We also saw a wild kangaroo/wallaby thing hopping around by the pool that night. It was exciting at the time, but we got sick of them eventually. Katherine and Jo found a hammock, which was apparently the most amazing thing in the world
Since Anthony has his own room, Lee's the only quad share boy who didn't do the sailing, so he ended up scoring his own room for two nights. He made the mistake of telling us which room it was, and Katherine decided it would be fun to go knock on his door and then run back to our room before he answered... Then she did it about 50 more times before we finally went to bed. I have no idea why that kid still puts up with us. =P