We went up to Mum & Dad’s on Friday night so we could go to the Yandina Markets in the morning… Yandina Markets are just fantastic. they are what the Eumundi markets used to be before they went all commercial. there are stacks of fruit stalls, Plant stalls and heaps of second-hand and new Tools. As Colleen says, you boys go and check out your rusty tools… we ended up with a bag full of 20 mandarins for $5 and a bag of 10 Navel Oranges for another $5
After lunch, I then took Colleen to her surprise destination, Novotel Twin Waters. We checked in the King-Sized room with Spa. The surprises didn’t stop there though, as i had booked a Couples Massage room followed by a Spa with a plate of Strawberries and Marshmallows and accompanying Chocolate Fondue at the Lagoon Day Spa this was my first experience at a massage and "Helga" my German masseuse certainly got worked out all the kinks.
After such a relaxing afternoon, Dinner was soon on the cards. a few pre-dinner beers were ordered and we strolled over to Lily’s on the lagoon, a Restaurant that is built out over the lagoon (surprisingly enough..). We feasted on fresh seafood and quaffed a wonderful bottle of wine, a Watershed Sauvignon Blanc Semillon from Margaret River. We had oysters, prawns, Barramundi and a whole Salt & Pepper Battered fish followed by some sumptuous desserts. We retired to the bar for a post-dinner cocktail and had a good laugh with the bar staff.
Our walk home around the lagoon was a little more unsteady and took some time longer.. We did have a good long look at the sun lounges and did think of stopping for a little bit of a rest on the way back but decided to push on through. On our return, i did slip in watching a bit of Footy while the spa filled for a nice soak (we did have all three Fox Sports Channels after all) but considering that i left the Golf Clubs at home in a resort with a Championship Course, I think I did well.
The next morning dawned and fortunately the rain mostly held off, not that we minded seeing as we have not had much rain for a long time. As Breakfast was part of the room, we set out to make it worthwhile. We both were completely irresponsible and completely stuffed ourselves at the buffet. in fact, we made many trips back. A brekky where you don’t cook or clean up any of it is to be savoured. We had also scored a table overlooking the pool and onto the lagoon as well so we took our time. the only thing missing were the papers… Alas, it was time to check out and return back to Mum & dad’s to pick up Emily than on to my brother Bruce’s place to catch up with them… of course, we got chatting and ended up in the slow crawl that is the Sunday arvo Bruce Highway run from the Sunshine Coast to Brisbane – 2 hours to do a 45 minute trip. Nothing could bring us down though… Happy Birthday Colleen.