On the Gold Coast we stayed with Rod, Sue, Mark and Peter. It was fun to catch up with them and have a rest from driving.  Jason and the boys played Wii Bowling, which was rather entertaining. Jason had his first visit to Surfers Paradise and Kim had her first taste of Cold Rock ice cream.  We also visited an old friend of Jason’s who lives in the area. Sam discovered the joys of banging a sauce pan with a spoon and we yelled to be heard of the top his joyous noise.
In a lull in the traveling we were able to work out some statistics. We knew when we left Melbourne that we had about a 3400 km drive ahead of us to Cairns, so we thought we’d see where we were up to. Google said Melbourne to the Gold Coast was about 1700kms. Our car said we’d done 2150km.  We wonder if we’d better rethink our “about 3400kms” to Cairns…

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