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Royalty, Wife, Mummy, friend, teacher, student & fitness blogger

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March 2015

RT Day 18 – The day to kill time… Arggghhh

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This is going to be a quick one peeps as we’re at the airport with a 4hr wait ahead of us and I am soooooo tired it’s not even funny.

Today was all about packing up and killing time.  We got these great cheap flights,  but the catch is that they leave at 0.55am…  however, now that we’ve been through, and still going through, the time killing day. .. we would have happily paid WHATEVER PRICE NEEDED (LOL) to leave at a more respectable time… plus we just worked out it has cost us over $300 to stay up for this ‘cheap’ flight,  so we haven’t saved as much as we thought anyway.

So, after leaving our accommodation at 11am, we headed to Lee Point to see what it was like.  While being very beautiful,  it was so hot that it simply wasn’t  enjoyable being there. . which was basically the case all day.

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Totally cool tree though !! It was like 40 degrees under this tree.

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We then headed to the main shopping centre, Casuarina (we went there 3 times today.  Lol) to buy a cheap backpack in case we got to the airport and our bags were over the weight limit.

After that first visit,  we went to Cullen Bay, which was quite nice, but far too hot to enjoy.

We decided we couldn’t kill time outside today, so headed back to the shops for our first movie of the day, Home. Quite a good movie. . Funny.

Coming out at 4.30pm, our next movie wasn’t until 6.30, so we went looking for dinner.

Dinner done, we were back at the movie.. this time for Cindarella for Me & the kids, & Chappie for DH.

Cindarella was actually quite good, but seriously, how many times can they make this movie?? It was actually quite cool that 2 characters from Downton Abbey are in it.

DH said Chappie was”Ok, but way too much swearing.” (If he said that,  there seriously must have been a lot)

Anyway, so here we are now… super comfortable (ha ha) on the floor at the airport, as they don’t offer ANY chairs this side of security.

After some sleep,  I’ll give you guys a half decent blog reviewing the entire trip.

Blessings xox

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RT Day 17 – Litchfield National Park

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P. S. My fav pic from today at Florence falls !!

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Praise The Lord, Saturday dawned bright & sunny (of course it would. .. we bought 3 Bunnings umbrellas yest. Lol)

We were up & away by 8am which turned out to be a good thing seeing as we didn’t roll back in until after 7pm.

My knee is, to say the least, causing me no end of grief, so along with our stop at Woolies for snacks,  I went into the pharmacy to get some advice. I think the girl was a little freaked by the severity of the situation. Surprisingly , she discouraged the purchase/use of a supportive band as the pressure on the built up fluid could cause further problems. I wasn’t too upset, as the knee band was $52.. what the !!! She sold me some Voltaren cream to use instead of my Deep Heat. (My tube is probs 10yrs old,  so who knows what the effectiveness is like. Whoops).

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Our first stop was Berry Springs, but due to the rain recently,  the ‘springs’ part was closed. They call it a ‘controlled Crocodile area’ normally they have a good grasp on where the crocs are etc (there are fences to keep the crocs from popular swimming spots) but when there has been a lot of rain, they can’t be sure of croc movements, so they close the swimming areas.

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Our next stop was the Magnetic & Cathederal termite mounds. Yes, it does seem strange that gigantic termite homes are a tourist attraction, but they actually are quite interesting.  The one Miss 13 is standing beside must be the granny flat as it’s just an off-shoot off the back.

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Our family + a gazillion ants. Lol

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Our next stop, Buley Rockhole, was GORGEOUS. I choose to sit on the bank for this one as the rocks were just far too uneven for me to attempt.  It was seriously like the perfect natural pool… complete with waterfall, perfectly placed rocks & diving platform.

DH & the kiddos went exploring further down the pools, .and apparently there was a slightly dangerous situation where Miss 13 & Master 12 nearly got washed over a waterfall… so it’s probably better that I didn’t witness that one.  They both have some minor injuries to show for it.

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So, who thinks the kids LOVED this rockhole ??

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My photos are appearing a little out of order here, but our next stop was Florence falls. I was determined to not miss out on this one, but I’m certainly paying for that decision now.  It’s 125 steps down to the falls. It wasn’t too bad for my knee getting in once we were down there, but getting out, and the 125 steps back up was TORTURE !!

After leaving Florence falls, we made our way to Wangi falls. This one was also closed due to croc activity,  but was well worth the look. There was also a cafe there + some nice big low benches, so Miss 13 very nicely (actually I’m pretty sure she was over exploring by this point. Lol) stayed with me while DH & the boys went exploring. They were gone just long enough for me to have a powernap. Woot woot !!

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Litchfield National Park is kind of a circle. We had come in at the far end and intended to make our way around and then come out at the end closest to Darwin, however, that end is unsealed (don’t tell Mr Budget that we took our hire car on an unsealed road) and due to the recent rain there were many potholes & water across the road etc.  We were doing fine until we hit THIS… if you can’t zoom in & see the height, it’s about 1.2m over the bridge. Soooooo, we had to turn around and take the VERY LONG way home. .. hence arriving back after 7pm.

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So, that basically sums up today.

Blessings Peeps xox

RY Day 16 – Crocs, slides, bbq & sunsets !!

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So… this gorgeous pic of Jordan is how we finished our Saturday, but more of that later.

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Our initial plans for today were foiled by the wet weather… so.. Plan B. Crocodylus Park. While initially we thought it was a tad expensive ($125 for the 5 of us), by the end, we were really happy to have gone.

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This place is not only a zoo, but a crocodile farm, which at first I thought was gross. In the carpark, there’s a sign that says ‘Hold a crocodile’ and a sign beside it that says ‘Crocodile meat available for your next bbq’.  However, after the 45min tour that actually explained the entire farming process, I felt much better about it. RT Day 16 05

How many crocs do you think are in this pond??? 525 !! Wowzers.. talk about cramped.  Lol.

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While this pic is kinda blurry, does anybody else agree that this emu is doing an impersonation of the kangaroo?? LOL !!

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Now, this Meerkat was downright hilarious.  There were apparently several in the pen, but we only saw this one as there was an eagle flying about, so she was constantly communicating with the rest of them to stay hidden.  It was so funny because she took her guard job so seriously. Her stance and expression were so entertaining. We stood watching her on security detail for a good 10mins.

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This is the monkey enclosure… bahahahahaha. They are a modern breed that wear clothes,  hats & boots. 😁😂😃😄

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In this pic, Master 12  & DH are walking along the boardwalk that crosses over the 10 croc areas. They mostly have breeding pairs in them.

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Miss 13 was hanging out to hold a snake & a crocodile (not at the same time though. Lol) This snake was very friendly, & let’s just say that Master 12 has now upped his persuasive techniques for getting a snake as a pet.  Maybe it’s a good idea. . It could stop him picking up random snakes outside ? Lol.

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Bubbles the snake !!

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This cutsie crocodile is a year old and was quite cool to touch.  It’s belly felt like pancakes..😊 I think it’s cool that their sex is determined by the temperature the eggs are kept in,  so they can actually plan for what they need etc. .

This next pic is DH making friends with another of his height blessed kind. I must say,  they did seem to have a bond going on. Mr Ostrich kept following DH along the fence.

 

 

 

These white lions were totally cool..

 

 

 

Our next stop was Leanyer Recreation Park. It is a free water park & playground run by the YMCA. 

 

 

 

Let’s just say the kids LOVED it !! Personally I liked the cafe, as they made the BEST iced coffee I’ve ever had..

 

 

 

& Yes, Dad was roped in to going down the slides.  However, it didn’t look like he minded. 

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The park had one of those buckets that fill up and then dump out, but quite often they don’t hold a lot of water… the one here was not one of those… it takes 3mins to fill and then dumps out a copious amount of water. Miss 13 did comment that it actually hurts to have it land on you.

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Tonight’s dinner plan was bbq out in our courtyard. Not a bad setting at all. Chef DH did a fab job.

After we’d eaten & cleaned up, we jumped in the car and made our way to Mindil Beach. I took the ipad and did a time lapse  video of the sunset, however it wasn’t as good as it could have been due to the cloud cover.

Miss 13 enjoyed doing artwork in the sand, while Masters 10 & 12 made a raft-like structure out of materials they found on the beach.

Seeing I had to sit up on the dunes the whole time we were there, both because of my knee, and also to do the video, I was able to hear things going on behind me in the carpark on the other side of the dunes.  It seemed as if there was some drunken behaviour going on back there, but I just assumed it was some young people so I wasn’t that concerned.

But unfortunately when we headed to the car, we were to have our most scary experience with Aboriginals yet. A seemingly drunk (but uninjured) aboriginal guy was in the carpark. He was not far from our car and he was pointedly following us to our car. He asked Terry to call him an ambulance, & when Terry ignored him and indicated for Miss 13 to get in the car on his side, & I hurried the boys into my side of the car, our ‘friend’ gestured to the group of 5 or 6 other Aboriginals that I hadn’t even noticed were here, to come over. By this stage we were like, how do you lock the doors in this car?? Clever Miss 13 had hers locked straight away as he was closest to her door.  I chose to not to look where the others were as I was trying to not freak out.

Such a sad way to end our nice evening. 😐

Thankfully,  there is a movie on right now that is making us all laugh (Ace Ventura), so all is good now.

Until t’row peeps, where hopefully weather won’t spoil our plans, as it will be our last opportunity to do this.

Blessings xox

RT Day 15 – Explore Darwin 😊

Thursday morning was wonderful, as we SLEPT IN !! We had decided to make this a bit of a rest day after the three days of driving. After a relaxing brekky, we headed off in search of adventure (with the least required walking as my knee was so painful, I hit the ‘I’m gonna spew I’m in so much pain’ stage a few times today. .

Fannie Bay was our first stop.. and it didn’t disappoint. The colour of the water was amazing blues, aquas & turquoise. Seriously, the pics don’t do it justice.  RT Day 15 01 RT Day 15 02

The kids loved finding unique shells (& it was a bonus when there was a crab inside them). Miss 13 really wanted to take one home, which of course isn’t possible, but we were later to read on a sign that crabs of that size aren’t even allowed to be taken from the water due to the need to protect the population.

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It was extremely interesting to visit this old gun battery. To have DH explain to us all how the gun would have worked etc.  I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Darwin. An interesting point is that this & other military machines were necessary due to the attack from the Japanese, but years later, some of those same machines were sold to the Japanese as scrap metal.

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DH & the boys enjoyed climbing up and onto the old gun battery, being able to see it from all angles. As you can see, it was a gorgeous day in Darwin.. pretty hot, but hey, what did you expect.

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This is our hire car while in Darwin. It’s a Turbo Diesel Prado so DH is quite keen to see what it’s like as he’s always shy’d away from Diesel at all. We have a petrol Prado at home,  so it’ll be a good comparison.

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After some lunch back at ‘home’, we got in our togs and headed to the wave lagoon. The kids were pretty excited about it and I suspect they may come away thinking it was the best outing of the trip.  The fact that it is a school/work day made it a fantastic time to go as we almost had the place to ourselves.

A thunderstorm rolled in after am hour and half or so,  but it was basically just rain to begin with.  The main storm didn’t come through for another hour or so. The kids always love it when I allow them to go in the pool at home when it’d raining,  so to be on here whilst it was raining was pretty exciting  !! RT Day 15 12After heading back to get changed, we made our way to the movies to see ‘Insergent’.  I thought the session was 4.45pm, but it had actually started at 4.15pm. Whoops.  So we bought tickets for the next showing at 6.45pm thinking that it was late night shopping and we could just walk around the shops for a bit, but we found out vertu quickly that late night shopping  isn’t on Thursday in Darwin, it’s on Friday. Whoops… so, after killing time at Maccas, we finally got into our movie.  It was worth the wait,  and I have to say I’m in Divergent camp now, as opposed to Hunger Games… defs a better series.  Can’t wait for the next one to come out.  As Master 12 & Moss 13 have been reading the books, there was many “this is so different from the book” comments whispered back and forth during the movie.

One thing I must say about Darwin is that the Aboriginals are a little scary.  Everywhere else we’ve seen them, they basically keep to themselves, but the three trips we’ve made to the shops so far have all involved either aggitated, angry, drugged ir just plain stupid Aboriginals.  Plus they actually go out of their way to engage with you in a hostile manner. Last night unfortunately involved one Aboriginal man letting his pants come down,  spitting on the floor and basically being disgusting.

It’s such a complex subject though.  Are they the way they are because we haven’t treated them well? Or do they choose this path. Overall,  I would think it’s a combination of both.

Our general opinion of the indigenous people across our entire trip so far is that they are very aimless. … wandering the streets, or just sitting doing absolutely nothing, and then coming back past the same spot later that day and seeing the same person there still.  A real security present is out also.. especially around grog shops.

I’ve asked DH a few times on our trip when seeing these aimless indigenous people “Why aren’t they doing anything?” and his reply was mostly that they didn’t want to, or simply didn’t have the intellect to fill a job. Very sad.

When we were at Alice Springs and went to that pancake breakfast at the caravan park, there was a family there who quite obviously foster several indigenous children into their family.  It was really great to see these foster parents encouraging kindness and good manners in these kids, but also building up their self esteem also.  DH & I both commented that these indigenous kids will be blessed to have this foundation.   Hopefully they’ll go onto great things and not become what is sadly known as the Indigenous way of life.

There is so much more to this topic though.. I’ve barely scraped the surface.

Wrapping up for now. Until t’rows blog peeps..

Blessings xox

RT Day 14 – Darwin Bound !!

RT Day 14 03Hi all 😊 Wednesday morning began VERY WET !! Actually, it rained ALL night.  When I woke up and realised it had indeed rained all night and therefore it was not only very wet outside, but it was going to be challenging getting all 5 of us over to the amenities, dressed, back inside the van & fed without making a huge muddy mess.  😕 On top of that, our planned destination, Kakadu, had the same weather forecast.

Seeing a good friend had told us that the locals sometimes refer to Kakadu as Kaka-don’t, (LOL) we thought we may not be missing anything too much by skipping it and making our way directly to Darwin. We were also slightly concerned about there being so much rain that we get stranded OUT of Darwin.

So, based on all this. . We made the decision to pack up quickly, (surprisingly, DH only got slightly wet packing up the outside of the van.), drive over to the amenities block (literally, RIGHT NEXT TO IT) so we could all get in & out without stepping off concrete. We then rolled (sloshed) right out of there with the plan to pull up in Katherine & eat brekky there.

 

Once at Katherine (only an hour south), things looked pretty bleak weather-wise. We really wanted to see Nitmiluk National Park, so decided to head out there (about 30mins) and see what we could see. 

 

While we couldn’t actually do much there,  it was still worth the trip out, as even in pouring rain the gorge was gorgeous (no pun intended). 

 

Much to Miss 13’s disgust (yes, she’s disgusted easily. Lol), there were many bats about. Quite LARGE bats to be honest. 

 

The funny pic at the very top is the sign directing you to the Ladies toilets in the national park.  We all thought that it was quite amusing. Does whoever designed it think that Indigenous women have their boobs UNDER their arms?? Lol. 

 

 

 

As you can see, my hat served me extremely well.  The rest of me might have been soaking, but my head and face were completely dry.  

 

We stopped off at the Katherine museum and checked out the info and old items they had on display. 

This was now to be our last day in Molly #2.  Now that we’ve returned her, I’ll give you my rundown on motorhomes and whether I would recommend them,  the pros & cons etc.

First, of course they are great in that you have everything with you all of the time, which is great as you can just pull up on the side of the road, open up the sink, make sangas/snacks/drinks etc.   This pro is also a con though as in situations like last night when milk had been forgotten and we were already setup, so it’s not possible to ‘seperate’ yourself from the van.

It is quite big for what it is, which for having 2 adults and 3 kids living in it for 12 days is great, but it also a big vehicle for DH to be driving for all that time.  Let’s just say there’s no ‘popping into the shops quickly’.

While it seems like a fun idea for the kids position to be a booth setup, & it was for schoolwork purposes, as far as their viability of what they were passing.. not so great.  Also, as the reviews said, it is VERY noisy. It’s hard enough for DH & I to have a discussion… forget us being able to talk to the kids, or them to us.

While there is AC in the camper, just like there is in a car, it simply doesn’t reach back to the kids, so they found it extremely hot back there. The AC for the camper itself is 240 volt only,  so only works when parked and plugged into power.

While it’s great that it comes with a toilet & shower, we actually never used either.  Mostly because DH didn’t want to deal with the emptying process of it. Apparently it’s being simple and clean, but if he didn’t want to do it, I was going to push it on him.. he already had to do all of the driving. Plus, except for bad weather situations, we really didn’t find using the provided amenities at each campground that hard to use (except for some of the more dodgy ones where I was probably quite blessed to have poor eyesight. Lol)

If I were to do this trip again, I definitly would do the 4wd hire and stay in accommodation, as it simply would have been more family inclusive.   There was no option to point out something you were passing, and then discuss it. A little disappointing really. RT Day 14 07

Anyway, enough of my camper review… we finally rolled into Darwin at about 3.30, having made the necessary calls to return our camper a day early, and add a day onto both our 4wd hire & accommodation.  The place I secured was a real score and just what we needed after 12 days squished together in either the camper or a cabin/motel room. It’s a 2 level 3 bedroom townhouse with a full kitchen, lounge,  dining, laundry & private courtyard.  We love it.  Plus it has 2 great pools.

We were all HANGING OUT for a true homecooked meal, so after a stock up at Woolies, I was able to put a super delicious meal of Chicken Kiev, sweet potato mash, & vegetables on the table…. and everyone loved it !! RT Day 14 09Okies peeps… signing off for now.

Blessings xox

RT Day 13 – Gold mines & hot springs

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Tuesday dawned and we headed off early as we had our biggest driving day ahead of us.

Before leaving town we went to the old mine museum.  It had some really cool items on display. It’s amazing the equipment they used all those years ago. They came up with what would have been at the time, an amazing piece of labour saving tool/machinery, but compared to what they would use today,  it’s almost ridiculous as the bucket sizes in these things were smaller than the average backyard wheelbarrow.

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I thought these old trucks were particularly cool… so much character.

Our next stop.on the way out of town was the Tennant Creek Telegraph Station. This one was far better than the one at Alice Springs as it was unmanned with everything open and accessible to view/explore. There were two particularly interesting stone buildings .. one was the food storage and the other was the smokehouse, for meat etc . DH & the kids are standing down in the smokehouse in this next pic. There’s a good 7 or so steps down under ground level.

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Master 12 was very interested in this next stone building as it once was the Blacksmiths hut. As this is Master 12s preferred future job, he soaked up every bit of it, including reading the info and pacing out the size to store away for future reference.

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This is me standing outside the smokehouse.

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Many, many kms later, we arrived at the apparently ‘famous’ Daly Waters Pub. From my point of view, the only thing it should be famous for is being rundown & gross, and that their toilets fall under the ‘I may get hepatitis’ standard.  However, due to these low toilet standards,  I will have fantastic thighs after perfecting ‘the hover’. Bahahahahaha

After having been at Daly Waters, I am now especially that our plans changedso as to not be staying overnight there.. (Princess much, I know.)

Not far past Daly Waters we had a fuel stop where 8-10 peacocks came over to checkout us & our camper. Of course I only wanted to photograph the males, as the females just look like ugly turkeys.

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We rolled into our destination, Mataranka, at about 5pm. All I can say is. .. It certainly held up to all the hype.  I would summarise it as an oasis/rainforest with a little bit of outback thrown in.  (Still the need to hover.. lol)

After setting up our camper, which awesomely takes under 5mins, we headed to the thermal pools.  All I can say is WOW !! It was like walking into a picture perfect postcard.. plus it was drizzling rain which made it even more perfect.  Now, while you’re imagining this tranquil scene, suddenly notice the naked middle aged man having a bath over to the left.. Bahahahahaha  !! Miss 13 was so mortified, she actually considered not getting in, stating that the water can’t possibly be clean now that a naked man has been in it.  Lol.

The man in question was actually quite embarassed and apologised profusely before promptly fast walking away.  My children may be scared for life.. whoops. 😂

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The thermal pools are natural on the bottom, but with manmade sides & steps etc. They are apart of a naturally flowing creek that they have blocked off either end.

Finally, we decided we needed to drag ourselves out of the lovely warm water and head back to camp as it was getting dark.  Once back in the van, we realised we’d forgotten to get milk for brekky, and also dinner as I’d planned on making pancakes. So, poor DH had to venture out in the now heavyish rain to walk the couple of hundred meters to the store.

He arrived back with no milk for pancakes, but with a big serve of hot chips… Waa-lah, dinner is served !!

We went to bed a little concerned about the increasing rain, but we’ll have to see what trow brings.

Blessings Peeps xox

RT Day 12 – Heading to Tennant Creek

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Monday dawned and we got up ready for a mammoth day of driving. Our destination was Tennant Creek, 500kms away.

Our first stop for the morning was the Alice Springs  telegraph station, which sits on the Todd River.  The river is dry at the moment. It would be great to see it flowing.

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A VERY old petrol bowser.

The drive required toilet & petrol stops … some good spots… and some not so much. Barrow Creek was one of those places… I jokingly said on Facebook that I suspect we all got hepatitis while we were there… but seriously,  the hygiene standard was non existent. Let’s just say I was glad to roll out of that place.

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DH would have quite enjoyed the 130 (& sometimes open) speed limits if we weren’t driving this huge truck motorhome. Last time he was here in the Territory, he was driving an SV6 and enjoyed travelling the highway at 180kms per hour.

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Devils Marbles was a spot that DH visited when he was here for work and he was keen for us to see it too. RT Day 12 09

The kids absolutely loved climbing and exploring the rock formations. Personally, I couldn’t help but think of how many snakes lived in amongst those rocks. Ewww

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We love counting the Road trains and enjoyed some faster speeds riding the slipstream of this baby. RT Day 12 15Once we were settled into the caravan park, the boys enjoyed a swim while Miss 13 had a shower, & DH had a power nap.

We went to the RSL for dinner. DH ate here nearly every night for the 12 days he was in Tennant creek for work. The meals were delicious (& huge) but the biggest benefit for me, after sitting in the car for 6+hrs, was that I didn’t have to make it. Lol.

Ok peeps…more driving awaits us trow.. our longest drive day of the trip actually.

Until then.  Blessings !! xox

RT Day 11 – Gaps & Chasms

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Today began with a pancake breakfast put on by the holiday park each Sunday morning.  It was pretty delish… and great to not have to prepare or clean up after brekky. RT Day 11 02

Our first stop in our day of adventures was Simpsons Gap. DH came here late last year when he came to the Territory for work. It was pretty spectacular.  There were some fairly worrying overhanging rocks though.

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It would have been so cool to be able to swim and explore around that corner, but swimming wasn’t permitted.  We think there was some blue/green algi in there, so probably a good idea.

Our next stop was Standley Chasm which wasn’t the best walk for me as it was basically waking along a very rocky dry riverbed.  I managed to do the riverbed walk in it’s entirety,  but Miss 13 & I returned to the coffee shop for an overcame while DH & the boys did the more difficult climb to the top.

This awesome tree trunk was along the way… don’t you think it looks like a giant Serpent?? I did. . Just a little freaky.

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After Standley Chasm, we planned on going to a third spot which DH had heard was very good. Unfortunately though,  we missed a turn and ended up driving for hours to what seemed like nowhere. Eventually though, we reached a little, and I mean little, prodominantly indigenous town, where surprisingly, there was AMAZEBALLS phone coverage.  Lol.

We headed back for another movie while eating dinner… a quite delicious beef stir-fry I whipped up.

An early night was in order as we have a BIG driving day ahead of us trow.

Until then Peeps !! Blessings xox

RT day 10 – A new Molly in Alice Springs.

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Today our Master 9 became Master 10… for real this time !! Funny story about it as DH & I had decided that due to my knee/ankle pain, it would be better if I didn’t go the planned ridge walk at the Canyon this morning,  and instead I’d take James for a helicopter ride over the canyon while DH and the older 2 did the walk. Our hope was that we could plan it so as to see each other etc. Anyways, we ended up deciding against as DH didn’t think the walk was going to be that interesting, plus we had a decent drive ahead of us to get to Alice Springs. BUT, before we’d decided this, we told James he’d be going on a helicopter ride as his birthday present (he had requested a packet of mentos. Lol). So, when we told him about the helicopter ride, his reaction was as follows… straight face “ok, I guess I could do that.”… followed immediately by a HUGE expectant smile and him saying “But I still hey the mentos right? “. DH & I barely held out together. I then told Master 10 that he could in fact have TWO packets of mentos !! You should have seen how big his eyes got with excitement  !! So cute !! RT Day 10 02

On the road we got to head to Alice Springs and hopefully arrive there in time for the motorhome people to give us a replacement Molly.

Once again,  we saw groups of wild brumbys on our way out of Kings Canyon. Such gorgeous animals !! We also stopped on to the camels on the off-chance Miss 13 could get a picture with one at least.  They at recently had their brekky given to them, so they weren’t interested in coming over to us at all. Also, by the looks of one of the camels and how she was behaving.. she was soy to deliver her bubba. RT Day 10 03 RT Day 10 04

We finally found a roadhouse that sold Mentos… plus he got a packet of Freckles too.

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We arrived safely in Alice… went to Apollo & waa-lah… we finally have a new Molly…. and the funny thing is… it wasn’t that hot and we didn’t even use it that night. Lol !! (Don’t tell Apollo though. )RT Day 10 07

DH & Master 12 having a good ole yarn while I make dinner. RT Day 10 08

Dinner & a movie. Ha ha !! RT Day 10 11

Of course cake was organised, but were all too full to have any. . Lol. I must have made a good dinner. 😊

Surprise Surprise.. more adventure awaits trow.

Blessings Peeps xox

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