What a great place and fun.

Trip Start Apr 06, 2010
Trip End Sep 18, 2010

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Our trip to Longreach was long. Hence the name. We were weary when we arrived. The van park is quite good but very dry. The scenery on the way was lovely and green but not the caravan park. We had a nice easy BBQ for dinner and went to bed with the kids.
There are more insects the further outback we get. We thought they were bad at Charleville I can hardly wait for the next place. There are locusts everywhere - they fly into you from nowhere. Apparantly they had a plague last week, thankfully we missed that. We are finding more frogs in the toilets and all sorts of creepy things in the shower blocks.The joys of camping. We are seeing the same people in each spot . Obviously our itinery is very popular. The common greeting to break the silence in the laundry, at the clothes line etc is "where are you from?" It is amazing the travelling people do. One family with a 14 and 7 yr old have been on the road for 6 months and are heading up to Darwin for work with no intention of really settling anywhere again in the near future.
Our first day was spent at the QANTAS Founder Museum. It was awesome. We had 2 tours. One on a 747 the other on a 707. Both were very interesting. We got to open cupboards and push buttons anywhere on the plane - that was fun. We found out what really happens when you flush the toilet on the plane!
The tour of the 707 was interesting also. The plane we went on had been refurbished years ago with lounges and a master bedroom. It had flown Madonna, Michael Jackson and the Beatles to their destinations in Australia.
We had our first real coffee in the cafeteria at the museum. Nice!
The museum was interesting but the kids had hit the wall after 2 hours of tours and then fed on nuggets and chips and tomato sauce. So they were running on adrenalin or something. After 5 minutes of looking around they found a corner with a blue wall and a camera where they could take photos of themselves and put on a TV screen - that did amuse them for quite sometime. Luckily there are no crowds yet. I am sure we will find them soon. Inside the Museum was a lot of space which looked a bit like runways. You guessed it - they did a lot of running. We went back to the caravan park. I dropped them all off and went into town for groceries and to book onto a Cobb and Coach tour. Peace for a little while anyway.
When I got back the kids had chilled out and were off for a swim and spa (tough). Tony went back to the QANTAS Museum.
Our friends next door - Roger and Angie, made us pizzas in their pizza oven for dinner. They were BEAUTIFUL. Thanks again guys. The kids went to bed and we played a fun game of Liar Dice.We will have to show you when we come home. We are now on the lookout for 24 dice!

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ken schwieso on

have read all your blogs i am home in caloundra and well hope your all well to safe traveling dad

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