Where have all the funny things gone?

Last weekend was holiday time! Why that weekend? Why not! The family travelled up to Alexandra Headlands on Friday afternoon. Had time for a visit to Kawana Shopping Centre first—Wendy’s hot dogs and perusals through JB Hifi and Big W—then check in and a walk along the beach for the evening. The kids splashed in the dumpy waves and guess who got wet fishing them out? 🙂

The place we stayed at had pay TV. Crikey. Despite the horrifyingly repetitive ads, we were lucky to catch a few neat things we’d not seen before, like an episode of Transformers: Energon and Fatboy Slim’s Weapon of Choice film clip (featuring a very funky Christopher Walken). Yeah, we mostly watched video clips.

Went to the beach on Saturday morning and I even had a surf. By which I mean a swim. I don’t know how to surf. I don’t have a surfboard either. But it was fun! It was good to be able to take Daniel to the beach, more so since we could not over Christmas. I don’t believe I blogged it, but the poor little guy had a fractured wrist in plaster for three weeks through Christmas and New Year, and so trips to the beach (or anywhere it might get wet) were out.

A rest for all after the morning swim and then off to find tea. A quick walk around Chambers Island, then Red Rooster for tea—I had a Real Bacon Burger, yes, with lettuce!—and a walk from Alex Heads to Mooloolaba. Which brings me to the topic of this post.

What happened to the funny things? The “funny things” used to be a set of cool and kooky pieces of equipment along a path. There were push up bars, logs to hop between, a fort. They are all long gone now, but many a weekend evening was spent along that path when we were kids. Now all that remains is the figure 8, pictured below.

It’s still a nice walk. With ice creams at the end for the trip back. Hooray for holidays.


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Ben Boyle

Web developer, Dad, gamer, mentor, animator, universal design advocate, fan of gadgets and sunshine!

One thought on “Where have all the funny things gone?”

  1. I bet the funny things are gone due to insurance issues. You know, the council were probably concerned that someone might trip and break their leg on the hopping logs and then sue – unwilling to admit their own lack of co-ordination was the problem! ’tis a shame, I think the boys would have had lots of fun had the funny things still been there. :-)How about the location of that NZ Icecream? So perfect while staying at the Outrigger! Just pop downstairs and there it is – perhaps a little too convenient for a NZ Icecream fanatic like me.Ooh, I like that film clip with funky Christopher Walken!

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