I spent my weekend checking out Sydney's Casino The Star. I have to say that gambling is not my forte, as I lost 10 dollars on slots! I had another surfing lesson. This time during high tide and wow what a difference in my abilities. It's hard to get on the board when you can't touch and the waves are crashing in. I was still able to stand up but did less as it was such a struggle to get out. The lesson class was much larger this time which meant that we were constantly running into one another. Several people crashed quite hard. I did some nose dives and sideways falls to avoid people. The worst was near the end as I was surfing into shore, I ran over a small child. I was horrified and couldn't stop the board or turn (must take more lessons). Luckily she seemed okay just shocked.
After surfing I finally was able to check out Luna Park, another great place! I went with some other au pairs and we had so much fun. My favourite was the bumper cars as we all crashed into one another and generally acted silly. The park itself was like stepping back in time and one of the rides was scary because it shook and rattled with its age. I kept expecting Ryan Gosling as Noah to come ask me out!
Needless to say, I spent sunday pretty much comatose watching Patrick Swayze movies from the 80's. I'm now a huge Swayze fan! Dirty Dancing is still my favourite though!