Day 21 of Australia Adventure - Country Homestead., Australia - May 7th 2010

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Day 21 of Australia Adventure - Country Homestead., Australia   - May 7th 2010

Today I am up and about for another daily adventure. The day starts off with a buffet breakfast downstairs to which everyone is there. Today Canadian James King is leaving us and heading back home after 6 months in Australia, he is broke.

We wave good bye to James and board our ferry to get to the main land once again. Upon landing we then get onto the Contiki bus and make our way out. The day song is played once again and everyone is in a good mood.

We have a lunch stop for about 2 hours at some mall in the middle of nowhere again. All well I take this time to get some snacks from the grocery store and have a cheap lunch and work on some journals. Then finally back onto the bus and we make our way out towards inland to a Country Homestead.

  It is a huge farm in which the people own 2 helicopters to fly around the area. We arrive and given a tour by a tractor of the grounds and see all the cattle and farming areas. Our accommodations are like a refitted barn almost. Very echo and you can hear everyone in all the rooms but done up quite nice actually.

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We have a great dinner tonight, all homemade food of roast beef and potatoes, very nice. Then the evening is spent doing karoake, with almost everyone taking part. It is a wild night as everyone is into it and some people were a surprise including this Korean girl who could actually sing really well.

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I am not a singer but was able to say a few words on the microphone at one point. All was done around midnight and all to bed for rest of night.
During this evening I am sharing a room with Duncan and Ariel tonight. Ariel comes to bed all drunk after drinking 3 bottles of wine. He is out of his mind and starts yelling in the middle of the floor this one girl�s name. Saying he is going to marry her and have children. But then he says he wants to marry this other girls and have 3 wives at the same time. It is the most funny thing you have ever seen. Finally, he passes out and stays quiet for rest of the night. Mean while everyone on Contiki heard him yelling all night on this topic, too funny.

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leaving Day dream island
leaving Day dream island
on route to next destination
on route to next destination
licence plate
licence plate
going to Rockhampton
going to Rockhampton
near the Cattle Station
near the Cattle Station
our accommodation for the night
our accommodation for the night
room we stayed in
room we stayed in
comfy beds
comfy beds
tractor ride
tractor ride
day sheet
day sheet
eating earea
eating earea
on tractor ride
on tractor ride
Contiki on tractor
Contiki on tractor
see some birds
see some birds
cattle
cattle
cattle
cattle
cattle
cattle
good food
good food
showing us how to wip
showing us how to wip
Contiki doing Karokoe
Contiki doing Karokoe
morning in the eating area
morning in the eating area
sun rise
sun rise
helicopter on farm, owned by the o…
helicopter on farm, owned by the …
good accommodation
good accommodation
swan
swan
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