Long drive today, we played lots of games to try pass the time such as; I spy, taking turns in picking music, lots of singing and car seat dancing, counting old wrecked cars, who can make their barley sugar last the longest (Mike won-38mins), times tables and word association.
Please any suggestions are welcome.
After 5 hours on the road we decided to have our first free camp in a rest area right on the SA/NT border. There were about 8 other vans already parked when we arrived. Bob in the van next to us let the boys have a try of his Shang-hi (a full on sling shot). Potently a very dangerous weapon, Mike and the boys enjoyed it immensely as they flung some marbles into the bush.
We meet Pierre, a lovely young French tourist riding his bike and trailer for 7 months through central and eastern Australia. We invited him to have dinner with us and we had a great evening sitting around the campfire chatting and sipping hot chocolate with marshmallows. Pierre we wish you a safe and exciting journey.
The next day was another big drive with a few stops for lunch, toilet, leg stretch and Mt Connor lookout. Finally getting to Yulara around 2.30 we saw Uluru in the distance and it looks amazing, almost unreal. We are all so excited; we are actually in the Northern Territory at Uluru!! At the camp grounds lookout we watched the sunset in awe, can wait to get out there tomorrow. Sooo good!