Friday, February 24, 2006

solo faltan 15 dias!

Ultimo viernes de trabajo.....15 dias hasta que cojamos el primer tren de una larga lista, 5 dias hasta estar en el paro, 1 dia hasta la fiesta de despedida (por cierto, todos estais invitados!)....ahora todo parece que es una cuenta atras.
Gracias a la ayuda de nuestra amiga Virginia tema visados, seguros y demas estan ultimados y ahora solo queda que la pila de trastos que tenemos en una esquina de la habitacion entre en las mochilas...eso si que sera un reto!
El primer tramo del viaje son 3.500km de tren (una de las mas lasrgas de mundo!) de Melbourne a Darwin (3 dias de viaje), donde esperamos ver mucho desierto y....mucho desierto (no creo que las vistas nos den mucho mas). El 14 de marzo llegamos a Darwin, donde nos encontraremos con Brad, el hermano de Andrew que trabaja de guia en el parque nacional de Kakadu y pasaremos 4 dias con el. Probablemente la proxima entrada en el diario sera para entonces. No os olvideis de dejarnos notas en el blog y enviarnos emails....se agradecen.
un beso a tod@s

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

The count down

The 'To do' list is getting shorter, but so is the time make sure that their all items are crossed off. We've moved into a friends place while we finish all the organising, so we've successfully been able to disrupt the lives of others. Living from boxes and bags will be the order of the day till we leave.

The emotions of leaving are already starting to set in with a sad good bye to the 'boys'. They're now residents of 'Greater Bendigo' running around on a quarter acre block. I doubt thy're missing us, as their daily menu consists of sardines for breakfast and beef stew for dinner. Certainly a far cry from the single serving of Pal and minced meat /vegie biscuits. Thanks Jo!

The backpacks are gradually filling, although we don't seemed to have packed clothes yet. We might have to cut down on the number of books and guides we had planned on taking. I'm sure that carrying the packs for a while will result in rationalising what is and isn't needed.

Just 18 days to go.