After last year when I didn't get cake until a few days after my birthday, this year we had a plan. My sister lives near the Gold Coast and she discovered a place that made a gluten free brownie cake so ordered one for us. With that important thing sorted, we then had to decide what else to do.
While we were in New Zealand last year Girl, Boy and I went Zorbing. Given rolling down a hill in an inflatable ball was much less scary than I had thought, what adventure could we dream up to celebrate a milestone birthday?
Hot air ballooning seemed like a good thing to do. Unfortunately, at almost $300 per person and a 5 am start, it was just going to be Mr E and I. Mr E organised the balloon ride and more importantly my sister to have our kids overnight. That is how Mr E. and I managed have our first night alone in 6 years.
Mr E's photo of the balloon while it was inflating.
The balloon ride was nice, although every time the gas burners were turned on I jumped out of my skin. But when we were just floating along it was very peaceful. The scenery was lovely, too.
Mr E., me and 19 other people floating over the Gold Coast
Photographic Proof - (we are in the 3rd car) and I didn't throw up!
When we celebrated my birthday the following evening having dinner with my sister and nieces while my poor brother in law had to work. Wethen had brownie cake with vanilla gelato. We sent some cake and gelato home so my Brother in Law wouldn't miss out. It was delicious!
So that was our mini break. We celebrated with Family, food and fun. Yummy cake, too.