The last weekend
17.08.2013 - 18.08.2013
The last two days are the last official weekend for our trip and they certainly have been busy. Glad to be able to relax (sort of) this afternoon before starting to get stuff washed, packed etc ready for departure tomorrow.
Not long before we arrived in Alice, we found out through Leah's sister, Ruth, that the Henley on Todd regatta was going to be held while we were in town. Ruth's husband, Rodney, works for the Royal Flying Doctor Service as an engineer, servicing and maintaining the aircraft and he informed us during the week that the RFDS would be participating in the parade on Saturday morning and asked if the kids would like to take part. Naturally Joshua and Noah were quick to say yes, though there was a bit of to-ing and fro-ing from Noah when he found out that people throw lollies to the kids and he thought he would miss out on getting any. Eventually he took part in the parade.
We didn't attend the regatta as we were told it would be a very long day and we had a bit of stuff to do in the afternoon anyways. The parade though was pretty good value and the kids scored a heap of lollies to share.
At night, Ruth and Rodney took us out to dinner, the first night in the whole trip that we have been without the kids. They had talked up this restaurant and especially it's entree of trumpet mushrooms, and it certainly didn't disappoint. A nice night to have a bit of a catchup and bit of relaxing.
Today we headed off to church at Alice Springs Baptist and then went on to the Alice Springs markets in the Todd Street mall.
Stocked up on some provisions for the rest of our trip and now doing a bit of resting as I said before.
Tomorrow off to the Rock and the making our way home after 6 long and sometimes hectic weeks.