Spent the morning hanging out and trying to get caught up on some email. Midmorning drove in to town. Picked up my new jacket, had a coffee, and checked email. Met Jason for a pub lunch near his work, then headed out of town. The drive to the Gold Coast is all freeway and quick if not very exciting. At Surfers Paradise I wandered around until I found a hostel. After checking in I did laundry, wandered around the neighborhood, and had dinner. I got pressured into going out on an organized pub crawl - it was kind of fun, but mostly made me feel old (the acerage age was probably under twenty). Sometime after two I bailed out and walked back to the hostel. The good news was that I'm already paid up for tomorrow night so I can sleep in (even put in ear plugs).