Australia - PrivateDecember 2, 2013
hello from Sydney. Our trip to the “Outback” was great! Everything went exactly as planned. One evening we went out into the desert overlooking Ayers Rock. We were greeted with champagne, appetizers and a wonderful dinner. We had an exceptionally great time. The sun setting over such an amazing landmark, the endless stars – well you just had to be there.
Instead of flying to Alice Springs our next stop, we took the bus. It was a six hour trip across the outback and gave us a great chance to see what people deal with living out here. One cattle station can be 100,000 acres. The land was extremely desolate. Alice Springs was a shock since we expected a one street town with nothing but a few bars. Drank a bunch of various beers at local bars, taught a young French bartender how to make a Manhattan, ate local food and had a great time. Lots of cowboy stuff in the stores and the people were great. Also met in the AM and went out to an Aboriginal territory for a educational lecture on the history and life of the indigenous peoples, met a few – they really are unique. Hard to believe they’ve lived here for 40,000 years. We’ll fill you in more on that subject when we get home.