Things are about to get pretty darn busy, so we took the opportunity to have a little break again this week before again hitting the ground/dance floors running/grapevining.
Claire realised she is pretty hopeless at sleeping on planes, following two red eye flights on the way to and from South East Qld. Flying down on Monday night/Tuesday morning, she spent time adjusting to the fact that it is in fact winter in all parts of Aus except for the NT. A fireplace at her parents’ place at Maleny certainly helped! Was so incredibly special to be home and seeing Mum, Dad, and boyfriend Alex who was down from Mackay.
Highlights would have to be a trip with Alex to a spa filled with 400kg Epsom salts to allow for the seemingly impossible task of floating, and going to the Mt Coot-tha Summit, something Claire has never done despite spending the majority of her life in Bris.
For Kate, the week in Darwin meant frizzy hair from the humidity, her maiden trip on a city scooter, and some fun car cleaning. The car cleaning was on the whole successful, with the exception of a soy sauce explosion. Let’s just say our cookbooks now look particularly rustic.
Highlights would be getting to explore the WWII Oil Tunnels in Darwin - getting right into all the history of the bombing of Darwin; and catching up on many hours of podcasts. You would think that with all the hours in the car, we would have our favourite podcasts on the list for regular listening, however Claire isn’t a fan of them, so its music only in the car.
Yesterday and today, we’ve been at the Adelaide River Show, dancing whenever we’ve got the chance and enjoying watching a little/lot of campdrafting. We’re pretty keen for the rodeo tonight, before we hit the road tomorrow, bound for Litchfield National Park to see the sights.
Later this week is our big NT event, Dancing on the Dock of the Bay, on Darwin Wharf on Friday night, followed by a hoedown just down the road at the Humpty Doo Golf Club on Saturday. If you’re around those areas, please come along – all in support of
Variety - the Children’s Charity NT.
Yours in boot-scootin,
Kate and Claire.