7/05/01: We were up and ready…for our class at the TAFE. We both enjoyed the morning immensely. We are hooked…Steve will be ordering the rest of the tools for carving once we are home…the good news is, that we already have some of the tools! We used some inexpensive Lambina opal that we had just purchased for carving. The pieces that both Darlene and I made turned out very nicely! Great carving opal parcel. Our afternoon was spent, packaging opals for mailing home, and some laundry. We picked up the vehicle (beautiful Toyota Land Cruiser Ute…US$150.00 for a one day rental…not much competition in the outback) to take to Mintabie for the return trip for the opals (the first trip was just too hard on the camper and us…and opted for a vehicle made for the rough roads). The Carol Arnold prepared a seafood dinner. Wow, what a meal! Stuffed, we went home to bed.