Sue
Dietrich
2001

 

H O M E
J O U R N A L
E -M A I L

Trip To Alice Springs - September, 2001

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About six months ago, we all started laying our money down for what promised to be the highlight of the year - two weeks in September travelling to the Red Center of Australia. It seems like forever ago. For the last month or two, we have been busy buying clothes and supplies and getting prepped by teachers. September 21st couldn't come soon enough.

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Click to read about the bus trip The party couldn't begin fast enough for me! Sleepy, excited and nervous...we start to board. Click to see larger image.
Click to read about the bus trip The long bus trip began at 5:30 am Friday Sept 21st. Some of us took pictures of each other. Some of us slept... Click to see larger image.
Click to see larger image and diary entry Mid afternoon, we arrived in South Australia... The first night we spent in a scout hall.... Click to see larger image and diary entry.
Click to see other images and diary entry SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 22nd
Today we travelled through Port AUgusta and headed into desert country and the Coober Pedy Opal Mines...
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23th
We drove through Kulgera and headed west toward Ayers Rock (Uluru) and The Olgas - two world famous scenic sites.
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Click to diary entry and other pictures TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 25th
Kings Canyon was great. We hiked a lot and saw all the colored rock and the Garden of Eden.
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 26th
We left Kings Canyon and went to Ross River Homestead. This was a little disappointing...
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Click to diary entry and other pictures FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28th
Today was a busy day of hiking. We hiked up to see John Flynn's Grave...
There are two gum trees that are apparently famous in Alice Springs because you can take a picture of them and they look like one tree... Click to see larger image and diary entry
Click to diary entry and other pictures FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28th
I really enjoyed the Alice Springs Desert Park, especially the bird show...
We camped out almost every night, staying in 3-man tents. We had great weather and had a great time... Click to see larger image and diary entry
Click to diary entry and other pictures FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 28th
Simpson's Gap was cool. Great views...
Standly Chasm was cool. I get the chasm and simpson's gap mixed up so if I have this wrong, let me know! It was all great... Click to see larger image and diary entry
There is no diary entry for this SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29th
Grand Final Day! I'm new to footy so I was sort of Interested but not as into it as maybe some others. I was glad to see the team that my family Barracks for, The Brisbane Lions, win, but I was in the minority!
Mixed emotions here. It was finally time to get back home. Back on the bus for the looooong fast trip back. Click on this picture to see the group picture - I think it is great! Click to see larger image and diary entry