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“I’m looking at the works burger,” he said.

“With chips and few calamari rings. And a potato scallop. Oh wait, I didn’t see the beef and black bean roll.”

Vince Greenpoint of Betoota Grove, arrived in Mooloolaba earlier this week for nine days of switch off with his young family.

Married to Grace Greenpoint, her folks just over in nearby Buderim, making the beachside town on Australia’s answer to the Amalfi Coast the natural choice for a holiday this year – again.

Aside from the time spent horizontal and the hours spent feeding lobsters into Pelican Pete’s bill down at the Surf Club, Vince said he’s keen to experience other great things Mooloolaba has to offer the casual tourist such as him.

But that’s all on hold for the moment.

Around lunchtime, Vince, Grace and the kids flip-flopped their way into a local takeaway shop keen to sample some of the local cuisines.

“Jesus,” he said.

“Honey, what are you thinking?”

Grace looked up at the menu, paused, then said she wasn’t hungry.

“Suit yourself. I might need a minute here, I’m a bit overwhelmed with choice here.”

“Just make sure to get the kids something,” said Grace.

“No soft drinks, either.”

After 5 minutes looking up at the menu, Vince ultimately left with enough food to feed his family for a day and struggled to break a twenty.

He then watched Grace eat most of his chips as they sat in the park beside the beach and watched the waves crash on the sandbar.

More to come.



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