Australasia | Australia | Queensland | Wet Tropics | Cairns – A short snippet of a Tuesday
We landed in Brisbane about 6 AM on Tuesday morning and went through customs. We took off for Cairns about 9 AM. We landed in Cairns about 11 AM, and then we spent over an hour waiting for one of John’s suitcases. It ends up that a whole trolley of suitcases went off to the cargo bay or somewhere, and the staff didn’t really notice. The only one who was really worried was the woman who was holding a shuttle bus for us. She knew where to go to talk with the luggage people and make them hunt.
Eventually we got to our hotel, the Tradewinds Esplanade Hotel, about 1 in the afternoon. Our room wasn’t ready yet, so we had lunch in the restaurant. And then our room wasn’t ready yet so we went for a walk. And then our room wasn’t ready yet so we sat on the veranda. And then our room wasn’t ready yet so we sent the desk staff to find out what was going on with our room! He let us in the room a little after three where we found a bottle of champagne that had been sitting on the desk long enough to make a good puddle. We were so tired, we let the champagne sit, and we took showers and went to bed. We were both asleep by 3:30 in the afternoon. So much for our first day in Australia!