Alice Springs

 

After a busy two weeks exploring Uluru, Kings Canyon, Palm Valley and the West Mac’s, we headed back in to Alice Springs to find a hot shower, stock up on our supplies, collect our mail, do our washing, catch up on the blog and have a bit of down time as well as trying to do a bit of sightseeing (and yes – in that order!)  Toby was soooooo delighted to receive a parcel of letters from his class at school!  A big thank you to Jane and Prep D at Samford for all your effort as it was very special for Toby to receive those letters and he often gets his book out to re-read them!!20130716-211906.jpg

Jack helping Toby read his letters from his class!

Jack helping Toby read his letters from his class!

After having a one night stop at Heavitree Gap Caravan Park the first time we passed through Alice and not being that impressed with it, we decided to try the Stuart Caravan Park (the kids really wanted to go to the Big 4 but we just couldn’t justify the cost at $71 a night for our family of five!).  We had a really nice site at the Stuart Caravan Park close to the camp kitchen and amenities and lovely and shady, but it was very noisy with road noise from the highway at night.  Added to that it was freezing with 0 degree mornings for the four nights we stayed there!  The kids really enjoy the stay at caravan parks as there are other kids to play with and often a playground.  There was only a small playground at the caravan park, but just over the road was a huge public playground which the kids loved!

The boys playing in their dress up costumes we brought with us (thanks Uncle Jimbo) with a little mate they made in the park

The boys playing in their dress up costumes we brought with us (thanks Uncle Jimbo) with a little mate they made in the park

20130716-212328.jpgWe didn’t get a lot of sightseeing done as we just enjoyed being ‘homey’ at the park.  Jack has already written about our trip to the Desert Park which was a great full day out and great value for money – definitely recommend going there!

A great day out at the desert park - the kids loved the audio guides!

A great day out at the desert park – the kids loved the audio guides!

Awesome Bird's of Prey Show

Awesome Bird’s of Prey Show

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Family Photo with 'Labelle' the wedge-tailed eagle

Family Photo with ‘Labelle’ the wedge-tailed eagle

We spent hours in the nocturnal house!

We spent hours in the nocturnal house!

20130716-212222.jpg 20130716-212254.jpgOther than that, I took the kids to the free aviation museum which was just over the road from our caravan park and we all really enjoyed our afternoon there.  We also watched the sunset from the Anzac Hill lookout over Alice which was quite pretty but it was freezing!  After 3 visits to Alice Springs over the past month – we almost started to feel at home there!  Getting to know our way around all the shops – we quite enjoyed it!

Kids at the free Aviation Museum

Kids at the free Aviation Museum

Sunset over Heavitree Gap - Alice Springs

Sunset over Heavitree Gap – Alice Springs

Sunset over the West Macs

Sunset over the West Macs

 

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