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On The Road Again

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Today is the beginning of a new 6 week Trek traveling in campervans through Central Australia.

Joannie and I were in a hurry to get started so we left them all in the dust. We left Albany and are heading to Perth with a stop at the wood shed. That will be about 259 miles which will take about 4 hours driving time. Speed lihit is 110kilometer/hr which in America is 68 miles an hour. We have our CB radios on and my handle is Leadfoot (can you guess why?)

Two hours later we arrived at the Woodshed. There is so much to see here, and shopping. We went into the Sheds Cafe' They had a chicken and leak pie to die for and apple cake. It was so good. I got a real kick out of the sign that announced they were open year round except for the Friday before Easter, Christmas Day and Boxing day---well had never heard of boxing day and I know how America loves it's sports, my mind went directly to Sports. emoticon But then I remembered kangaroos and thought of I know, I was no where close.

I found out it was another day like Christmas, had nothing to do with sports or kangaroos.
And that many countries celebrate it. Including Canada and I am only about 70 miles from there. emoticon who would have thought.

Hopefully the trekkers will find us here. More Blogs will be following with amazing pictures. Later today if we are brave enough we will swim with the Sea Lions.

They better not try to kis me cause I don't like the smell of fishy breath!
and I leave you with this

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  • no profile photo QUIETUDEAGAIN1
    LOL, yes Boxing Day is an important day here in Canada. Laughed at the idea of the kangaroos. Hope you are enjoying your cross country trek. I am filled with admiration Now, remember, that apple pie is not suppose to be a DAILY occurrence. Enjoy and have a great holiday. Are they celebrating Victoria Day down there this weekend?
    2012 days ago
  • TXGRANDMA
    It sounds like so much fun! I have always wanted to see Australia. At least, maybe I can learn about it through your blogs! emoticon for sharing your travels with us!
    2014 days ago
  • JILL313
    Glad to see you on the road again as you had such a great time on your last trek in Australia. I know about Boxing Day as it's also big in England where my bil is from. Enjoy yourself to the Max. I have to admit I got a little worried about you when I read yesterday on the chat that your eye was hemmoraging, so go to the eye Dr. soon if it doesn't start to get better. Take good care and don't do anything I wouldn't do--LOL! Viva Australia!!
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    2015 days ago
  • IKACEY
    emoticon blog Gail. It was a great start to what should prove another grand adventure. The cartoon Roo was clever. I can't believe you came up with the same song that has been running through me head for the last two days. Its so perfect for the trip beginning. His voice has changed some, but he still sounds like our beloved Willy Nelson
    IKacey co-leader of the Chair Exercise Team
    2016 days ago
  • GRNDMOM43
    emoticon enjoying the ride with you!
    2016 days ago
  • MORTICIAADDAMS
    Apple cake sounds kind of good to me. LOL.
    2016 days ago
  • HOLDINGMYOWN
    Great Blog Gail...
    Per usual you gave me great chuckles...
    1st one was the typing error for the *LEAK* soup....lol......
    2nd was about Boxing Day....I never realized that you did not have Boxing Day in America so now we are even eh?
    Will be waiting for more Blogging about your trip!
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    2016 days ago
  • HONOURIA
    Oh my. He is still singing :-)
    2017 days ago
  • RFJSJ50
    You and Joanie are really having a wonderful time on this trip! How I wish I could have joined you.
    Sheila
    2017 days ago
  • IOWAGRAMMA
    Have fun and enjoy your journey!! emoticon You are getting to be quite the world traveler!
    2017 days ago
  • JOANOFSPARK
    wooohooo!! and away we go..........perfect song for a grand adventure ahead.....
    2017 days ago
  • JUNETTA2002
    I am so jealous. I would love to make a six week trek. My prayers are with you on your journey.
    2017 days ago
  • EMMABE1
    On the road again, - yep - and somehow I have to corral 4 campervans through 6000miles - humph!! not a hope!!
    Good blog - enjoy the fishy breath!! LOL!!
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    2017 days ago
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