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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

EVERYONE LOVES A PARCEL

We received a parcel the other day. It was exciting to open it and find all our travel documents and goodies sent by the tour company, "Outback Spirit". We are off to Lake Eyre in South Australia but first we spend a week in Sydney, where we will attend a Teacher's College reunion and visit our daughters then we fly to Adelaide to begin the tour. See map here.
The "Adventure Pack" includes 2 backpacks, towels, hats, drink bottles, binoculars, luggage tags, tubes of sunscreen, a map and a document wallet with itinerary. This is our second tour with this company, we went from Broome to Darwin with them last year. So now we have two lots of this gear. We embroidered our names  on the bags so that we can easily identify them on the coach when everyone else has one the same.
I think I'm getting excited even though it is only a short 6 day tour.
 

27 comments:

  1. I simply love the way the pair of you pack so much 'living' into life Diane

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  2. It looks as if you are well-prepared for your trip. I like the hats and the personalized backpacks.

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  3. Oh my goodness! how exciting and I love that you are getting those packages with your backpacks..totally FUN!!

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  4. You are well prepared with this present. You don't have to buy anything more. Don't forget your camera!

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  5. Oh wow, that just adds to the anticipation receiving such great Adventure Packs! Love the embroidered names - smart idea.
    Looking at the map, you'll see a lot over your 6 days. Can't wait to hear all about it. Cheers :D

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  6. Six days of seeing something new (and visiting family) is something to get excited about!

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  7. So you will be on the road again ! I am jalous ! can I come with you it sounds like such an interesting place ! I am looking forward for pictures !

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  8. Hope you all will have a wonderful trip--both to Sydney (hugging that grandbaby) and to Lake Eyre.

    Love the backpacks and hats.....

    Have fun. We'll miss you.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  9. So exciting. I am really looking forward to seeing your shots from the trip.

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  10. You're off on holiday again! (I can't wait to retire!) Getting the tickets and all that gear must make it feel as though it's getting nearer - how exciting.

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  11. Hello Donna,
    I have missed out on many of your delightful postings and am thrilled to hear about your trip to Lake Eyre. It sounds so fascinating and to think that it is on rare occasions that this phenomenon occurs must give a you huge amount of excitement.
    Love the travel gear and no, I do not know the name of the fungus..Very interesting though.

    Happy travel.

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  12. Come on dear, you don't stop... Who is the Trotter anyway? ;))

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  13. It looks like you are all set! Nice new gear and I love that you had it personalized!
    Have fun on your trip!

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  14. Diane and Bill, great gear, have a fantastic time. I flew over lake Eyre, but there was not much water. It will be very special to see the water in the lake and all the birds.

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  15. Oh, I want to be you!!! What wonderful travel experiences you have, and thank you so much for sharing them with us!!! Bet you're excited to get on your way to the next adventure!

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  16. Exciting! I am impressed with the backpack full of goodies your tour company sends you.

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  17. Wow! What fun! Love the back packs and all the stuff. Have a wonderful time! You two are going to look so cute in those hats. You did a marvelous job embroidering!

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  18. Wow, wonderful you are able to take the opportunity to see Lake Eyre when it is filled.
    All the best for a wonderful trip.
    Love, Jan

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  19. You are so blessed to both have your health and the resources to enjoy retirement together like this. Have so much fun and live life for me. I am on my way (hopefully) to a new orthopedic surgeon and my PT, and maybe I can soon enjoy life again for me.

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  20. Goody goody - we are off again - cant wait to see the photos. xxxx

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  21. Diane, Bill, enjoy the trip and will be checking your images closely as have been pulling a 6 day Lake Eyre trip up constantly over the past six months...enjoy and be safe...:))

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  22. Hi Diane! Hope you're having a great time!!

    Blogtrotter Two is facing the legendary question: «What is the creature that walks on four legs in the morning, two legs at noon and three in the evening?» Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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  23. Lake Eyre will have even more water and birds (and probably tourists) than it did last year!

    It's a sensational place, (I hope you're having a great time!)

    Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia

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  24. I'm back but busy. See you soon.

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