Alice Springs to Yulara
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We continued on our way, and the next part of the trip was quite boring, very flat countryside and not much to see until we got to Mt. Conner. Initially we thought it might be Uluru (Ayers Rock) as it was a big red rock but we thought we shouldn’t be able to see it from such a distance (130k’s). It was quite spectacular though! The best thing about it was that we finally got to see our first wild camel.
When we got to Yulara which is the town built to service the tourists that visit Uluru and Kata Tjuta (The Olga’s), we were quite anxious to see the room. We had paid a lot of money to stay there, but we were a bit worried that the room wouldn’t be up to scratch. There was no need to worry though, the room was great! When we entered the room the kitchen was to our left, and a double bedroom to our right. Then there was the dining room to the left as well, and the bathroom on the right.
After unpacking and relaxing for a little while we had a look around the resort, and went to look for a restaurant where Merv and I could eat that evening. We thought we might as well make the most of it and splurge on a babysitter and a nice romantic dinner! We did some grocery shopping and Reagan had an ice cream, and after that we went for another drive to see Uluru. Both Jordan and Reagan fell asleep in the car on the way there, and when we stopped to get out and have a closer look they both woke up, but Reagan didn’t even want to get out of the car, she just wanted to sleep more, and that after asking about the big red rock since we left Rockhampton! Our impression of The Rock was that it looks much better from a distance, as it doesn’t look as red from up close.
After getting the kids ready for bed and getting ready to go out to dinner ourselves we waited for the babysitter, who arrived soon after. We walked to the restaurant called the White Gums, where they had a buffet dinner. I must admit it was a bit disappointing: my soup tasted like warm water which didn’t help, but the main problem was that we were both just too tired to really enjoy the meal! We were back at the room before 9pm…