Alice Springs, Australia
Trip Start Jan 03, 2007
64Trip End Aug 30, 2007
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Alice itself had a totally feel - Indigenous folk sitting in waste land and little else really.
We felt we could be in a 1980s 'Flying Doctors' episode ................................. ............................
Having had critical information from SKIPPY regarding ......... "what's that Skippy?" .......... a terrible train crash in the outback, Doctor C hops in the cockpit and revs up the engine!
She left her worries behind her with the help of a litre of Vodka and some Cashew nuts, and made haste in wobbly plane lines to save the day.
However, naughty naughty. She had failed to observe the 'No Grog Area' warning sign and had indulged excessivly for breakfast ....... again!
She was in no fit state to fly, let alone raise her 14 kids, gerbil and a dog, and the inevitable happened ..... she missed a red light whilst checking her hair for roots growth in the rear view mirror and ......... collided with a tree! AND she made a real mess of the plane! Val wasn't going to be happy!
Fortunately, Skippy was just passing on his way home and was able to contact the RFDS for some back-up! After the 286km bounce, Skippy said "Tst tst ts tst tst ", wiggled his little paws in random directions and gave Nurse L the exact coordinates of Doctor Cs plane mess. Nurse L finished her lunch, had a second cuppa T and was soon at hand and very concerned. After all, who was going to feed the kids, gerbil and dog now?
Nurse L did her best to revive Doctor C - huffing and puffing, wet wipes, plasters and even a triangular bandage! BUT to no avail. Doctor C had popped her white coat and was with all the Kangeroo road kill in the sky! Nurse L was very sad and couldn't be consoled for 4 days ........ nearly 5!
The following weekend, Nurse L said that was 'jolly well enough grieving' and drew strength from Trisha, Ricky Lake and Dr Phil and popped off out to the Second Hand Shop to buy herself another Doctor C! What a bargain, half the price and newer and cleaner than the other one. Oh marvellous - it really had been a super dooper day! THE END!
HHhhhhhmmmm - sorry bout that!
All aboard the Ghan train and prepare yourself for a 20 hour journey to Adelaide!