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Sophie's Australia Adventure

Greetings from the Outback!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

I'm in the middle of nowhere. As far as I can see, all there is to see is red dirt, yellow grass, olive green trees, and grey skies. Today we flew out to Alice Springs. Our arrival would have been cheerful if a) it hadn't been raining; and b) I hadn't realized that I left my wallet at our hotel in Melbourne. But, we were on a tight schedule, so it was into the bus and go! Or it would have been, if the stagecoach could get through the mud. We had to call a four wheel drive bus to come and take us to Ooraminna Bush Camp. Once we got there, we plunged into some hands-on activities. We baked bread (special bush bread called damper), cracked whips (Indiana Jones still takes the cake, especially from me!), and rolled out our swags to enjoy a night under the stars. Hah! What stars? The night was so foggy we couldn't even see the moon! But we did enjoy a long talk by the campfire from a professional astronomer (my brother Gabriel would be jealous). After a long day, we were very happy to snuggle up in our comfty swags and sleep.

See you at Uluru!


Susan said...

I have enjoyed reading your posts. It sounds like everyone is having a good time, even though the weather is not co-operating at times, you have all experienced many new and different things. Sorry to hear that you left your wallet in Melbourne.
Mrs. Jensen's mom

Anonymous said...

You are so lucky! Say hi to Australia for me. -Yana

sogavi said...

gabriel IS jealous!

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Essential Programs Details

Duration 14 days
When May 25th - June 7th, 2009
Focus Marine Biology
Aboriginal Culture