Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Boys at Byron Bay

So, as most of you know the Pandemic Brisbane studio has been shut down. Read the post after this one if you haven't heard. So me and 40 ish of the remaining staff have been let go. Sad times. By far the best group I have ever had the fortune to work with. So anyway, a few of us, (Dan, Morgan, Darryl, Rej and I) decided the best way to move on with life was to spend 5 days in Byron Bay. Sun, Surf and Sand.... Unfortunately there wasn't much sun, but it still was an awesome time and definitely needed. Above you can see how tense Dan was over this whole ordeal, but 5 days in Byron fixed that!

On the way we stopped in a little hippie town called Nimbin to stretch our legs. If you have ever heard the experssion "dirty hippie" this is where it came from.

I've always wanted a grow light!
Bringabong! Classic..... Remember the tie dye craze....thought it was over....WRONG!

No idea....

We had a place booked to stay at, but at the last minute they canceled the booking so we showed up in Byron with no place to stay. So we spread out to look for a place to crash, long story short we ended up renting this awesome house for the five days, and it was only a 3 minute walk to the beach.

We could see the light house from our front deck, really cool at night.
The Morgan
The Rej
The Darryl
Morgan and Dan half naked on the sofa, we had a strict "don't ask don't tell" policy on this trip.
So after 3 days of just boys, the ladies, and kids showed up to crash our male bonding time. Actually these two suit cases belong to Rej and Dan, again....don't ask, don't tell. We don't judge.
The big "B" herself.
The kids thought the bunk beds were awesome....
Playing cards with the "ladies", Clo, Amy (hidden by Clo) and Stacey.
It wasn't all fun and games, I had my Iphone glued to me waiting for emails from companies I had contacted about work....Each morning I got up and walked down to the beach to check my emails, the reception at the house was off and on so it was the best place to get a signal. Nothing beats looking for work and checking your email while sitting at the beach...
More cards.

Even more cards. It rained almost the whole time we were there, so there was a lot of card playing. It didn't stop us from body boarding all day. It was awesome to be in the water while the rain poured down around us.
So at one point during a weekend evening we started noticing blood all over the hardwood floor, and finally tracked it down to Dans foot. Somehow he got a leech type thingie on him, no idea when and no idea how. The little fella got a good meal from Dan and then fell off onto the floor.
Amy cleaning up her future husbands foot.

Amy showing Dan the leech that she found on the floor.
Close up of the leech.
Don't you just want to run out and make one of your own.....Milk, it does the baby good.
View from our deck. Like I said it rained all week, excect on Sunday, the day we left.

Shamus enjoying the deck chairs.
Julian Rocks, great diving there!
So on Sunday we all went to the beach. This guy was doing his thing in the bushes behind us. He/she wasn't too shy so I got some close pics.

It was a great week away and muchly needed. Someday i'll tell more of the Pandemic story, but not now, its long and sad.

Steve (just got a job offer) Dickinson

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