Monday, 9 January 2012

Day 2

Today saw us on the road around 8am with plans to go to Adelaide Zoo. We located the zoo and then had the problem of finding somewhere to park the 4wd and caravan, a constant problem when in the bigger cities.
By 10.30 we located a spot not to far from the entrance we began walking. Then the rain started. The the soaking downpour came. We made a run for it but we all got soaked through. We all decided we didn't want to see the zoo in the rain, wearing wet clothes, we could go to Perth Zoo instead lol. So it was back to the car and back in the road and on to Port Augusta.

I will say at this point that I am really proud of how the kids are handling this trip. When I say "we decided" I literally mean we all discussed something and made a group decision. We want the kids to feel part of this trip and that they have a say in what we do.

We made a couple of stops on the way and arrived at Port Augusta around 5pm. We had shopped for food in Port Pirie and sat down to a nice salad dinner.. We are trying to avoid takeaway meals and it really hasn't been too hard to do. Port Augusta is a lovely place and while we would have liked to spend some more time there we again all decided to gain some extra k's and travelled a further two hours through to Kimba.

Kimba is known as the "half way across Australia point".