Heading for Port Augusta

Trip Start May 15, 2010
Trip End Jul 06, 2010

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Flag of Australia  , South Australia,
Tuesday, May 18, 2010

We had an easy pack up this morning and we left Mildura at around 8:20am . The first stop was at 10:00am to take a photo crossing the border.  While we were out of the car Jessica found an unusual sticker on the back of the caravan.  It said 'I drive like a wanker'!  Jason peeled it of immediately.  We don't know who did it - we could only guess because she nearly wet her pants laughing. (Anita bought the sticker in Bali and couldn't wait to get it on our van).

The next stop was to declare our fruit and veg.  The van and car got searched and all was o.k. until the inspecter found a bag of potatoes.  He was not happy and told me it was a $395 fine for undeclared items.  My only excuse was "i forgot".  (he was a kind man, and he didn't fine us, lucky me).  We were then of to Burra for lunch.
As we were driving to Burra, we crossed a ferry at Cadell.  This came as a bit of a suprise and a bit of excitement to break the trip for the girls.  The kids have been traveling really well.  Reading, watching movies, doing their school work and singing very loudly.  Jess was getting a bit sick and tired of the car towards the end and couldn't wait to get to Port Augusta.

We arrived at Port Augusta at 4pm and set up in about 20 mins.  We are having take away for dinner so we don't have to get everything out.  The guys are hoping to have another early start tomorrow so we can get to Coober Pedy at a reasonable time.

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Cassa on

Well you have finally arrived in the BEST State of Australia!! Ben is working at Prominent Hill, give him a wave as you go past, right of the Stuart Highway before you get to Coober Pedy.
In July I am going into one of the Aboriginal commun ities which is off to the left of the Stuart Hwy around 40Km Nth of Marla. Travel well. Love Cassa

Debbie mcmellan on

Sounds like all are having fun. Love the photos. Bottoms up guys. Cheers deb

Metcalfe's on

Great to hear you are all safe and well....enjoy south australia...some great people come from there!!!!!!

Nan on

Good on you Jo - some great people do come from SA. My good friend Cassa comes from there. Hi Cassa.

Di Mastores on

I am so jealous. isn't Peterborough gorgeous? Are you stopping in the Barossa Valley? We are having miss Libby's farewell on Thursday and Friday, so will miss you. Taya, how is the homework going? Are you doing a travel diary? Even if you only do some drawings. You enjoy. Lots of love

thegrafs on

Hi Cassa, We did go past Prominent Hill and we did give Ben a wave.

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