Saturday, April 5, 2008

Heading Bush - Day 10

The last day of our tour was a bittersweet one... it was sad that we knew we'd soon be out of the desert and back into civilization... and soon after that we wouldn't see each other anymore. We were off to a good start at first though, with pancakes, bacon, and eggs for brekky!



We were all a little silly today...



Skills!



Most of our day consisted of driving, but we made a few stops along the way... we first went for a small walk at Glen Helen, where I took some 'soon to be goodbye' photos...






The girls...
And the guys...
I also heard (but did not see) a cockatiel calling on this walk! I really wish I could have seen one in the wild... but I could definitely tell the call. Mika used it enough!

Here we are on our last lunch break... the girls... notice how elegantly we eat...


And the guys. Eating with their feet?


During lunch, we filled out the normal 'end of tour' paperwork where we talk about how wonderful the trip is and our favorite part... I was glad that he had us fill it out while we were OUT of the car though... most of the time they make you do it while driving and I hate writing and reading while in a car...

Gus had us write goodbyes in his journal, and I came up with a little poem about the messiness of the back seat of our 4WD... if you want me to tell you what it is, just let me know!

And finally, we made one last stop before getting to Alice Springs... a pretty little lake...


and me!
And our last picture together before Alice... remember how clean shaven the guys were on the picture from the first day?

and guys... that is it. The end of the trip. We drove to Alice... and said goodbye to Heading Bush.

I still have 2 more Alice Springs posts to write, and then the post of what I did on my trip to Cairns... but I am getting closer to being caught up! I will talk about what I did on the NIGHT of day 10 on the next post... which I will hopefully get to tomorrow.

And a quick update on what I'm actually doing in real time... tomorrow, I am going snorkeling on the barrier reef... monday (or the day after tomorrow) I am going white water rafting. I should be back at about 5ish tomorrow, so hopefully I'll get in a couple of blogs, I still need about 4-5 blogs before I am caught up and can tell you about rafting and snorkeling... I need to go in order!

And because I forgot to tell the people who wanted to know (and Kaz reminded me on her comment) the Aussie movie that I watched in Tasmania with the guys I stayed with was called 'Black Rock'.

Also, to everyone that I haven't emailed (which is everyone) I am sorry and as soon as I catch up on blogs I will write to you all! Peace!

7 comments:

Lisah0822 said...

so sad :-( it sux having to say goodbye to friends you've made. did you get info to keep in touch w/ any of them?
btw, did you watch the videos i sent you?
have fun snorkeling and rafting. can't wait to see more posts.
i have to admit, when i saw the rest of the 10days posted today i was soooo happy. miss ya!!

PMH said...

Hope you are able to stay in touch with the friends you made.

Till next time...

Cheryl said...

Yay! I had enough time to read them all in one day! Hooray!!

Fun abounds all over.. even in the desert. There were some beautiful pictures you got that I may have to steal and blow up!!!

Snorkeling on the barrier reef.. now THAT sounds awesome! Can't wait to hear more! :D

stacy is amazing said...

That second to last picture, of just you sitting, should be your next MS default.

Dad said...

I don't know how many more times I can say wow but here goes. WOW. You could easily help Australian tourism. You have the knack of finding, describing and photographing Australia's beauty in a way that would make most people want to experience it for themselves.

Karen said...

Thanks dad... does anyone know of any travel writing/photography jobs available? I do need a job!

Nic is the bomb diggity said...

Were you forced to sit at seperate tables? I would have too since we all know boys have cooties!