Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Hump Day Holiday: Caloundra

My car is a tip.

It's a tip, A. Because we are messy, but B. Because we like to be prepared for all occasions.

We never know when the mood will strike for an impromptu picnic, a swim, a game, or even an overnight stay. So the car is stocked with tennis racquets, workout gear, shoes, towels, a picnic blanket, toiletries and swimmers. Usually, there's at least a change of clothes each, tissues, and toilet paper too. (Don't ask).

So when perfect weather beckoned when we were visiting the Sunshine Coast recently, we decided it would be a shame to return home without at least setting foot on the beach.

And once we hit the beach, we thought it couldn't hurt to see if one of the resorts didn't have a last-minute special.

The first one we tried named an outrageous price - $230 for a studio. Really? Ouch.

But the next one, the Worldmark Resort on Golden Beach, was $160. This was for an apartment with a queen bedroom, a spa bath, and a double sofa bed in the lounge area. And air-conditioning and a balcony. Perfect.

It was only one night, but it was like a mini-holiday for us! 
Happy kids on the balcony ...

The view was breathtaking ...

An outdoor setting ...

The Glasshouse Mountains ...

There was an entertainment room for the kids ...(and the big kids!)

Who doesn't love a game of air hockey?

The next morning was perfect for a spot of kayaking...

Go Chase Go!

Harmonie tries her luck fishing ...

Kids messing about with boats ...

Readers, do you ever do things on the spur of the moment?

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7 comments:

Sarah @fignutmum said...

Sounds fantastic, having a mini holiday totally unplanned.

Love it!

Dania beach said...

Mini holidays are my absolute favorite. They charge you with much needed energy and stress relief, yet are more budget friendly.

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

You're making amazing memories for them Bronnie! I used to think impromptu things were amazing-like only adults could ever do that sort of magical stuff! :D

Mum on the Run said...

That's fantastic.
The unplanned events are often the greatest.
:-)

Honey the Great Dane said...

looks fantastic! What a perfect spontaneous mini break! :-)

Ms_MotorbikeNut said...

Mini breaks are great even if they are planned ones as sometimes when someone in the family works it's hard to take spontaneous ones.

Glad to see your kids and you had fun

(((( Hugs )))) XXXX Kisses XXXX

MaidInAustralia said...

Thanks, yes sometimes when we plan things, something comes up at the last minute like work or sickness, so I've leaned to take the chance when we can! Also, school holidays are expensive, so last minute breaks can be the cheapest!