Rainbow Bay, Gold Coast, Queensland, Aus.


Monday, June 24, 2019

BIRTHDAY AT THE BEACH WITH A GOLDEN BEAR

For my birthday this year, with my friends and Birthday Bear, we went to Noosa Heads for a few days.  Those not familiar with our Birthday Bear tradition click here. I like going to the beach in winter. It's not too hot and there are less crowds. We booked into Sun Lagoon Resort over looking a lagoon (of course), and Noosa River. We explored a little and had a delicious dinner at Rock Salt Restaurant.
View from our apartment

 We explored Noosa Heads where the river enters the Pacific Ocean.

The Birthday Bear Group

 I forgot to take photos of the delicious food except when dessert came with a birthday sparkler and the whole restaurant joined in singing Happy Birthday. By the time that was over the sparkler was finished. The dessert was Eton Mess, with berries, meringue and white chocolate mousse.


 Birthday Bear was waiting for me when we returned to our apartments after dinner. Chris dressed bear this time to reflect our golden anniversary last month. She was dressed in gold with gold shoes and balloon. Golden chocolate coins and table decoration were at her feet as well as a gorgeous photo of Bill and me with golden sequins inside the picture frame.


 This morning, Mary and I went for a walk along Noosa River to Hastings Street the main hub of the bustling tourist town. I didn't realise Mary had never been to Noosa before so I enjoyed showing her around.

The beach was empty this morning with the cool winter temperatures but it was crowded yesterday being a Sunday.

23 comments:

  1. Been rather cold up your way of late, even by our standards. It sounds like it was a good birthday celebration in a rather nice place.

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  2. Hello, what a fabulous birthday bear celebration. The views are beautiful. The dessert looks delicious. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy new week!

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  3. An excellent birthday celebration! Congratulations!

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  4. Happy Birthday Diane. Lovely set of photos - you and Bill looking good.
    I know exactly where the last photo was taken. Haven't taken one from there myself as we usually go over to the other side and look over.

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  5. Well Happy Happy & Sure Love Those Smiles - Enjoy The Next Trip Around The Sun

    Cheers

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  6. What a great birthday celebration. I have a winter birthday - that gives me some ideas!

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  7. as i read the post i wondered where Bear was and what she would be wearing. how perfect she is for YOU. great job on dressing her... that last photo of the beach makes me want to be on it, especailly when you said cool temps

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  8. Belated Happy Birthday and love the golden bear. Love the beach photos. Have a good week, t'other Diane

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  9. happy birthday Diane and what a lovely way to celebrate it. thank you for sharing your photos :)

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  10. I am envious of your warm weather. Congrats on your 50th.

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  11. Belated Happy Birthday wishes to you Diane and what a beautiful place to have celebrated and with friends as well. Hope it’s another great year๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‚

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  12. Happy Birthday (a little late!). You were able to celebrate in a beautiful location. We also enjoy the beach in winter.

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  13. Happy happy belated birthday Diane, you guys certainly know how to celebrate birthdays! Noosa looks so beautiful ✨

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  14. Looks like an Awesome Birthday for you ---while you continued to celebrate your Golden Anniversary.... AWESOME.

    Thanks for telling me what to do in Safari to fix my blog/comment problem. I did that --and it WORKS on Safari now... THANKS SO MUCH...

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  15. Some folks just know how to celebrate!!

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  16. How delightful...how wonderful...
    What a way to celebrate...
    Beautiful country and that desert looks so yummy.
    Happy Birthday.

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  17. That was a nice birthday and Birthday bear dressed up as he/she should ! It seems to me that your group gets bigger instead smaller with all these birthdays, lol !

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  18. Wow wow wow and belated birthday wishes to you

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  19. Belated birthday wishes Diane. Beautiful area :) Love the dessert.

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  20. Many Happy (belated) birthday wishes to you.
    You've shared such wonderful photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  21. What a lovely place (and people) to share your birthday. Gorgeous views and walk along the beach.
    The photos are really nice and special. Such a lot of thought has gone into Birthday Bear too.
    Happy Birthday to you and also congratulations on your Golden Wedding Anniversary... that's extremely special isn't it. Hugs ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

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