This is not where we went yesterday. I took this is a photo a bit further down the coast, closer to where we live. This is King's Beach, Caloundra where we had lunch earlier in the year.
We went to the library first, it was a library I don't usually go to - we have four libraries in our shire, and they didn't have many of the type of books I usually read. Hanno read the day's newspaper while I browsed the shelves, looking for something to borrow. I ended up taking the Reader's Digest book of Australian birds, the knitty.com knitting book and one called The Country Store which is about traditional Western food. I think I'll have them all read by Friday and go back to my regular library that caters to my more unconventional tastes.
Lunch was at the Maroochy surf club and it was there that I realised the battery in my camera was dead. I wanted to take a photo of the view because the surf club is right on the beach. Oh well, maybe next time. After lunch we went to the huge shopping complex at Maroochydore where the movie was showing. Luckily we could enter the cinema at the side and bypassed most of the shops.
The movie was very good and we both enjoyed it. I think almost everyone there was over 50, which was a shame because it's not just an oldies movie. If you get a chance to see it, please do. It is not suitable for children. In Australian it has an M rating - mature audience.
We laughed on the way home that it was the first time in a couple of years we'd been out while cars had their lights on. We used to always go out at night but now we're quite content to do our roaming during daylight hours and be home together at night.
Hanno took $50 from the change jar for our outing, so what did this afternoon out cost our frugal family? $48.50 I think that's a lot of money but I guess by today's standards it isn't. The breakdown is: 2 lunches @ $10.95 each = $21.90 + one ginger ale @ $2.10 so our lunch cost $24. Movie tickets cost $14 for me and $10.50 for Hanno, he got a pensioner discount. We paid for the outing with some of the money we had left over from our holiday. There is another $100 of holiday money still in the change jar to be used on whatever takes our fancy. Who knows what we'll get up to next. ; )
True to my word, I made this toast: "To all my blog readers spread far and wide all over the world. Thank you for making blogging so much fun for me." I took a sip of my drink and told Hanno he had to as well. It was then he gave me THE look. LOL! I knew I'd get it at some point. It's a wonderful thing to know someone so well.
I'll be back later with another post.