May 26 2008

May 26 2008

Illustration of how a "blower" works, posted in front of the blower at the rest area in Coober Pedy.

Illustration of how a "blower" works, posted in front of the blower at the rest area in Coober Pedy.

 

5/26/08:  Had breakfast at John’s Pizza Bar & Restaurant.  Ordered eggs and sausage with toast…but I have to comment that this is probably the best American style breakfast I’ve had in Australia.  The eggs were perfect and the sausages were huge (3 of them…couldn’t eat them all) served with toast and beautiful grilled tomatoes (it’s an Australian thing).

Made a trip to the Westpac bank to pick up the funds for John C’s Allan’s Rise parcel. Packed up the last parcel and shipped it off via the Australian Post.  It was a great feeling!!  I don’t have to worry about carrying large sums of cash and the campervan is no longer home to expensive gem opal.  I can relax a bit…now if I can make it back to Billings without incident.

Stopped by friends to say farewell and thanks.  I’m leaving early tomorrow.  Just need to stop by an John & Yoka’s Art Art Shop and pick up a beautiful print by H. Neumann for our Australian art wall.  Tonight’s supper is spaghetti with marinara sauce ( sausage, onion, garlic and green peppers stir-fried and added in to simmer for about 15 minutes) in the campervan.