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Friday, January 25, 2013

Our little trip away continued...

DH and I are not into gambling but we love the shows that Jupiters' Casino put on in their theatre. They are always very professional entertainment and excellent value for money we find.

The view from our room, looking east

Looking straight down from out hotel window; the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition centre is on the top left of the photo


The monorail pulling into the Casino stop....


The Convention Centre with the tall buildings of Surfers Paradise in the background
When DH and I travelled in the US,we noticed that the concept of the 'mini bar' just didn't seem to be there. So I thought I'd take a photo of the mini bar in the room. Many years ago when motels and hotels started putting these in rooms, many people thought that the contents were free (like the tea and coffee) and would eat and drink the items...then they would be quite upset to be presented with large bills,when they were checking out. You see the items are very over priced!! In the photo directly below, the bottle of water was priced at $8!!! (It would be just over $2 in the supermarket)
Coffee/tea making facilities and a 'wooden' door...

 And behind the door is the fridge which contains the mini bar...

 Inside the mini bar....
No freebies here...

As well as the fridge mini bar, look what was in a cupboard behind a mirror...spirits, chocolates and crisps...

On Tuesday night we went to see the current show at the Casino. The show is Tap Dogs and I can say that DH and I thoroughly enjoyed it! It is unusual to see tap dancers wearing work boots I must admit, but these guys were amazing. The show goes for 80 minutes and the energy that these guys have is incredible! Here is a promo showing a little of the dancing.

After the show, we had a light supper in one of the restaurants in the complex. When we had checked in, we were given some vouchers to use. One of them was for 20% off a meal in this particular restaurant...very nice! (and it was lovely food too!)
The next morning it was a little overcast...but we were lucky as it didn't rain.


In fact by the time we had breakfast and leisurely packed up, it was quite sunny again as we prepared to leave...

I thought I saw our car outside the main entrance to the casino...



But it must have been someone else's as it wasn't a Camry...lol

6 comments:

Justjen said...

I love your first photo Maria, where you can see the ocean. It's been so long since we've been down there. Sounds like you had a wonderful time, and yes I think your Camry grew while you weren't looking lol.

Dorothy said...

The building in that first photo worries me - it looks crooked !! Lovely photos and obviously you had a great time. I watched the promo video and those guys are so energetic. I agree with you about mini bars and never touch them. If I think I'm going to be peckish I tend to bring my own. That non-Camry is obscene !!!! LOL xoxox

Linda Gilbert said...

A completely new place to me and so many miles away from my tiny village in Devonshire

allotmentadventureswithjean said...

Hi Maria. Sounds like a good trip to the Gold Coast. I saw Tap Dogs years ago, never seen anything like it before - thought they were fantastic.

Vireya said...

Yes, have to watch out for the mini-bar!

I think the Gold Coast has become unrecognisable since I was last there many years ago.

Bev C said...

Hello Maria,

Your holiday sounds like fun. I remember telling our kids of for opening chips in a hotel many years ago. They thought the food was just for them.

Happy days.
Bev.xoxo