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Brisbane pt 3

Tuesday the 7th and Wednesday the 8th

Tuesday

Slept in pretty late again after our crazy night with the guys. After i climb out of bed and shower, jenny and i head over to her travel agency, Peter Pans to go and buy our zoo tickets for the next day. Peter pans was doing a deal where it was 70$ for the grey hound bus there and back and we tried to book it the day before but the computer wasn't putting us through. After we got our tickets and I got some coffee and surfed the internet there at their facilities for a couple of hours. Afterwards jenny and I played some wii bowling for a bit, then headed back to the hostel.

We hung around for awhile, talking with Clair and Izara. After dinner, Clair Jenny and I got ready and headed up to the bar to celebrate Jenny's birthday. That night was the "mini olympics" in the hostel. So Jenny and i signed up as a team and we had to find Clair a partner. Unfortunatly the only person they had for her was this creepy old guy, but it was still fun, We competed with other teams in fooz ball, basket ball and pool. Sadly jenny and I lost all of our games, and Clair and her partner did OK.
Team mate

Team mate


Roomies

Roomies

Afterwards we started telling all the guys it was Jenny's birthday so they would buy her drinks, and they did. To our dismay, the old guy wouldn't leave us alone and kept sitting with us. We were saved by Mitch the comedian, who had come by to visit "us girls", and to say happy birthday to Jenny. The old guy finally took the hint and left. We chatted with Mitch for awhile as we got more drinks for Jenny. We ended up getting the whole bar to sing her happy birthday and she got pretty red. After awhile she went to take a long phone call ( I think it was her boyfriend) and Mitch took that as a sign to leave. He invited us to his friends comedy show the next night at Tin Billy's and I said we would go for sure. I think he was bummed about Jenny, I don't know if she ever told him about her boyfriend. After he left, Clair and I danced to the house music with these really drunk canadians, I busted out some rave shuffle steps and everyone seemed pretty impressed! After that we found Jenny, put her to bed and called it a night. Tried to go to bed as early as we could since we had to be up by 7am to go to the zoo...

Wednesday

It was horrible waking up so early, I dont know how Jenny did it with how much she drank the night before. We made our way to the greyhound station that was pretty close and got on the bus. The ride was over an hour long so we both passed out for the whole trip. Before we knew it we were there! I had to find coffee right away otherwise I would not enjoy myself at all. I got a very expensive cup of coffee and we started our day. The Australia Zoo is more like an amusment park but it was one of the best zoos I have ever been to, next to San Diego. Here is a list of all we did:
- Fed Elephants, Watched a crazy croc show, saw the Irwin family shooting their animal planet show and got to watch Terri handle a giant crocodile, feed kangaroos, pet some koalas, pet a wallaby, pet a furry posseom, walked through a parrot habitat, got up close to tigers, and a ton more!
Australia Zoo

Australia Zoo


Jenny and the Parrot

Jenny and the Parrot


Food for Elephants

Food for Elephants


Terri and the Croc

Terri and the Croc


Crikey!

Crikey!


Patting the Koala

Patting the Koala


Ahhhh snake!

Ahhhh snake!


Tiger Time

Tiger Time


Me and the Kitty

Me and the Kitty

We were there for 7 hours and we bearly saw everything, it was a long awesome day. We both slept pretty well on the bus ride back.

I treated myself to, yes, another meat pie, and went back to the hostel to rest. We tried to get Clair and Izara to go out with us for my last night but they had job interviews in the morning, so Jenny and I headed up to the bar on our own. It was ladies night so drinks for girls were 3 bucks, and our fav bartender (who has a thing for Jenny) made our drinks decently strong for us. It was also karaoke night, and only a group of irish guys kept singing. Jenny didn't believe that I would go up and sing, and I signed up for Tainted Love. I was the first girl to sing that night so I got a lot of... cheers. After another drink, Jenny and I left for Tin Billy's to go meet up with Mitch. I don't kow why we were both so excited to see him, but we were, maybe Jenny more than i... we got there in the middle of the comedy show and he wasnt there, his friends recognized us from Monday night and we told them to text Mitch to come and see us! They did and he finally came by at the end of the show. We all got drinks, chatted with his friends, and he murdered me in two games of pool (although I claim it isnt my fault since the balls are smaller here...)

At the end of the night when we were all leaving the bar Jenny bounds over to me and asks if I want to go on a road trip with the boys. At first I said "hell no" since I had to leave the next day for Surfers Paradise and I wasnt driving to a new city with these guys. But then Mitch explaned he had to drop his friends back hom and they lived about 45 minutes away and they still wanted to hang out with us (hehe). SO I agreed since Jenny wanted to go so bad. We pile in the car with the four comedians and were on our way. All of them hounded me for being american the whole time, it was pretty funny, kept asking me the most ridiculous questions. After we dropped of one of Mitch's friends I jumped in the front seat and it was soooooo strange sitting on the left side of a car and not be driving. I kept going on and on about it and the guys seemed pretty amused in trying to scare me. After all the friends were dropped off Mitch drove us back to hostel. I tried to convince him to bring Jenny down to Surfers Paradise the next night and he seemed interested, we said our goodbyes. Finally went to bed at 2am, 3 hours later than i thought I would be out. I was sad about leaving the next day...

Posted by Neato24 19:10 Archived in Australia

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Every time I read your blog I want to eat a meat pie.

by Hparrish

Hillary keeps beating me and always posts first! It sounds like you're having so much fun. I wish I went with you!

by Yushin

What can I say Yushin, I'm dedicated to Kaileys blog. AKA I'm super bored and living vicariously through her vacation.

by Hparrish

Cool pics Dee!

by sotox4

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