Brisvegas Breakout – Day 2

Posted: October 12, 2021 in Uncategorized

When we checked in yesterday Orville behind the desk mentioned some “ construction noise between 7 am and 4 pm – would you like some ear plugs”? When I said “eh , what did u say “ the joke was lost on him so we moved on. We are on 3rd floor riverside and assume the construction would be on the Queens Wharf spanning the river and still needing to meet somewhere in the middle. We spent a bit of time in room and have to say didn’t hear anything – sweet . Then we watched the news at night and one of first items was “ asbestos scare shuts down construction on Queens Wharf for a day “ ! Now if I can’t quickly find anymore asbestos this morning we may hear some racket today. Sleep was ok last night given the parameters of dicky knee etc. Its a good room but glad it’s midweek as do hear doors close etc in these heritage buildings.

Our one booking today is lunch at Joeys at Kangaroo Point with some friends . Yes we do have them although to be fair it is an old school friend of CLP and her hubby who kindly let us stay with them in Italy a few years back . Weather looks ok – cloudy with chance of a few showers and maybe some storms tomorrow. Sounds like may be time to hit the ground and find some breakfast .

Sadly the ground hit back at regular intervals but did arrive at Frankie&George before the crowds descend. You know – workers 😀. Breakfast and coffee were fine although both of us not quite 100% so maybe did not do full justice

A quick detour through Mall on way home confirmed nothing was open at 730 am 😏 Back to room then and tick a few items of to do list like joining Star Club for a wad of discounts as long as we plan on drinking and eating a lot next 48 hrs. Well duh. First up then we will refuel at Ryan’s on the Park before heading off to lunch. I was well prepared but feared things could still turn ugly.

Meandered through Mall as still a bit early for our bus to our jumping off point – Joeys at Kangaroo Point. Get it ? We did arrive early so took some pics then started lining up some frothy ones inside the pouch so to speak and the place was jumping .

Our hosts did arrive at the agreed time. Yep, amateurs eh 🤓 Great to catch up over some great food in a relaxed atmosphere . People who have never been must roo that decision ….. here all week, try the Pizza.

Our hosts kindly offered to drive us back across the river after Earle and I shared our history at Wounded Knee. Dropped us off near a chemist and straight in for a few boxes of Panadol Osteo as a few people have recommended it now. Have always thought a bit of waste of time but am willing to try anything at this stage to put off surgery. Dropped into Telstra shop in Mall as looked quite and start enquiries about new iPhone as about 5 revisions behind by last count .As always a greeter asks you your name and wanton desires. “ Yes sir someone can help you but there is a 3 hr wait at present “ WTF – there is no one else waiting ! We got a few items in mall with Xmas approaching and then chill for a few before heading out for a drink and dinner a bit later. After all we have these vouchers to use . Weather has been pretty good so far, certainly better than predicted . For what it’s worth at this stage though late Thursday , early Friday is looking a tad gloomy with Thunderstorms predicted . Am hoping to be on road before 5 am on Friday so will have to wait and see

Time to head out for a drink, feed and punt in that order. First up we dropped into By George to use our first free voucher. 2 Rumbos and a champers layer and no hand in pocket yet

Stumbled next door to Mei Wei for some dumplings. Or not . Some duck and pork will do as long as can wash down with some Kirin. In keeping with Beatles theme started By George we had Yoko sitting at table across from us 🤓

Finally then into the Gambling Den. Used our tried and true roulette trick handed down by Claude and turned $100 into $150 and left . As Kenny Rogers says you have to know when to hold them and know when islands meet in a stream . Winners are Grinners folks

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