I went on to Pacific Fair to check out the upgrade to the shopping centre. Lots of new shops to enjoy and stopped at a Caffe Cherri Beans by the canal with Jupiters Casino and the monorail in view. The new trams were across the canal, but I wanted to get on my way.
Then on to Surfers Paradise. The new wide boulevard by the beach reminded me of the type you'd see in LA. There were plenty of visitors walking along the way. I liked the old posters of days gone by there too as a salute to yesterday.
Anyway, I stopped for a cold drink at one of the cafes and even an ice cream cone before walking back for the drive back to Brisbane. I must say I didn't have any trouble with drive there or back on the highway as it was a weekday and the traffic was reasonable.