Day 4 – Port Augusta to Port Lincoln

Day 4 – Port Augusta to Port LincolnPort Lincoln, Australia Port Lincoln, Australia Today’s Challenge – To consume 3 dozen oysters before the day is out. This morning we take a walk along the foreshore at sunrise. We return to our room and Debi prepares a cooked breakfast consisting of bacon and eggs with champagne. We have it on our balcony watching the sun rise over the harbor. We refuel the car then head to the jetty to board the Outback Eco Cruise we booked for 10.30am. This is a great trip and it heads north of the harbor instead Continue Reading → Day 4 – Port Augusta to Port Lincoln

Day 3 – Broken Hill to Port Augusta

Day 3 – Broken Hill to Port AugustaPort Augusta, Australia Port Augusta, Australia Todays Challenge – To spot some dolphins frollicking in the Spencer Gulf Although we are only traveling for five hours today we decide to head off at 7.30 am as it is Anzac Day and nothing is open. Rod washes the bugs off the front of the car and we search for a servo. We pass three but they are closed and Rod creates the cardinal sin wheand says “we will refuel down the road”. Rod checks the on-boad fuel computer and it indicates we have 250km Continue Reading → Day 3 – Broken Hill to Port Augusta

Day 2 – Gilgandra to Broken Hill

Day 2 – Gilgandra to Broken HillBroken Hill, Australia Broken Hill, Australia Today’s Challenge – The first to spot a white horse gets a free round of drinks at the next outback pub. It’s Rods Birthday today and he checks his phone for Birthday wishes. Brooke is up in Brisbane and sends a big Birthday wish, she asks what we are up to today. We leave Gilgandra at 7.30am in heavy fog again but it doesn’t take long to clear to a superb day. We weave our way through some very scenic country but there is not a white horse Continue Reading → Day 2 – Gilgandra to Broken Hill

Day 1 – Depart Brisbane

Day 1 – Depart BrisbaneGilgandra, Australia Gilgandra, Australia We departed sunny Brisbane at 5.15am. Its still dark, so how do we know its sunny? We are looking forward to the biggest road trip we have ever undertaken and this one will make Route 66 look like a drive to the local store. We estimate we will travel approximately 12,000 km in 26 days and only cross one long section of road twice, that being the Eyre Highway across the Nullarbor Plain. Today’s Challenge – To check the theory that every town must have a Chinese restaurant before they are valid Continue Reading → Day 1 – Depart Brisbane

Homeward Bound

Homeward BoundBrisbane, Australia Brisbane, Australia Today we spend our last day in Las Vegas before flying to LAX then home to Brisbane on a late night flight. We decide to have one last American classic before heading out to the Airport, a burger, a hot dog and a bucket of iced Corona’s. It is a hot day and the beers go down well. We cab it to the Airport and low and behold there are pokies all over the place, one last chance to steal your money before leaving. We board a small United Airline jet and shortly after arrive Continue Reading → Homeward Bound

We do the Sin City for the next 4 days

We do the Sin City for the next 4 daysLas Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV 1st May – Today Debi and I renew our wedding vows after 36 years of marriage at an Elvis Chapel. We start the morning with a glass of champagne and were picked up by a white Limo and taken to the chapel some 15 minutes east of the strip. It was a great ceremony, Debi looked great and we had lots of fun. We had a special dinner that night at Bobby Flay’s restaurant “Mesa”. 2nd May – Booked a hop on hop off tour Continue Reading → We do the Sin City for the next 4 days

Viva Las Vegas

Viva Las VegasLas Vegas, NV Las Vegas, NV This morning we have breakfast in front of a big open fire as the weather is chilly. We are heading to Vegas today with only one stop (Hoover Dam). Our sat nav tells us it is a four and a half hour trip and we skip the remaining R66 components of the journey as Deb is busting to get to the Sin City. We exit the I40 at Kingman and reduce our speed by 10 mph as highway 93 begins to narrow. Three and a half hours into todays trip the Hoover Continue Reading → Viva Las Vegas

Today we make our way to the Grand Canyon

Today we make our way to the Grand CanyonGrand Canyon National Park, AZ Grand Canyon National Park, AZ 28th April – Today we head for the Grand Canyon and the weather is sunny but cool as we are still at a high altitude. We do a 3 hour run to Williams which is another R66 town and here we drop into Bearazona which is a drive through wildlife park. Before entering the bear enclosure we are warned that they like to take a swipe at side mirrors and keep them as souvenirs. Luckily none attempt to do this. On leaving Continue Reading → Today we make our way to the Grand Canyon

Off to Sky City then burn some more westerly miles

Off to Sky City then burn some more westerly milesHolbrook, AZ Holbrook, AZ You may notice my blogs are somewhat late, this is mainly due to poor Internet connections and priority on planning the next days activities, however I will try to catch up. This morning we leave Santa Fe and head towards the Ancient Acoma Pueblo known as Sky City. We bypass Albuquerque and the Rio Grand and exit towards the Sky City mesa, its a beautiful drive with rock formations and great scenery. We catch a shuttle and drive to the top of a huge rock formation lined Continue Reading → Off to Sky City then burn some more westerly miles

A side trip to Santa Fe

A side trip to Santa FeSanta Fe, NM Santa Fe, NM 25 April – We rise to good but windy weather. The car got blown around as we climbed to 5000 ft on the I40. We were followed by a big red truck (reminded me of the movie Duel) but we managed to shake him as we exited to Santa Rosa where we drove some more R66 and stopped at a cool Motor Museum, even Debi liked it. Inside was my all time favorite a 1957 F Body Chevy Camaro. We then made our way to Santa Fe where the Continue Reading → A side trip to Santa Fe

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