Dave’s Brakeslam Tour – Day One – Brisbane

This is the first time I’ve been in Brisbane – properly – and also the first time I’ve dared to hire a car while travelling on business. Scary stuff.
Yesterday, I completed the first of a series of morning seminars in our Brisbane office (on the topic of Application Development Life Cycle Management) and will be taking the roadshow to Sydney. With the next one not until Wednesday, I thought I’d extend the stay and travel the 1000 kilometers to Sydney over the next few days.
The reason I call this a ‘brakeslam’ tour is that I have no map, no research, and no idea where I’m going. I only know that I’m due at Dad’s place on the NSW Central Coast some time Sunday.
With the sunroof peeled, the Barenaked Ladies loud, and the GABBA in my rear vision mirror, the adventure begins.
I’ve been given a Nissan Maxima to play with, mainly because I asked for cruise control. Unfortunately, it appears the CD player won’t read the majority of the CDs I’ve burnt especially for the trip. the journey just got a lot longer.
The ‘plan’ is to travel via Surfers Paradise, and maybe stop off at Coffs Harbour tonight.