We put in a big effort through the Queensland outback and travelled for 4 days in the middle of nowhere. When we passed through Richmond we had an unexpected delay at the Kronosauros Museum! A dinosaur museum of fossils found in the local area mum and dad though it was fascinating but I barked and growled at the statues out the front because they looked too much like those pesky crocs. The Flinders Hwy between Richmond and Hughendon were horrific so had about 100 km doing about 50km per hour because the road was like it had huge unmarked speed bumps! The speed limit said 110 Km per hour but if you did that you would be mad! We saw one truck had completely lost its load and another truck had stopped because his load had shifted! So that was a bit of a slow trip which didn't worry mum but dad got pretty frustrated. The van held up well and only a few things got dislodged. I got pretty tired of sitting in the car all day and by the time we reached Townsville yesterday I had had a gutful!!!! It started raining about 50km out of Townsville and the weather turned really cold and because of the weather and cloud cover the unexpected mountain range that came into view just at the entrance of Townsville was still spectacular even though it was hiding behind clouds!! Mum and dad were amazed because up until only an hour before we were in the middle of flat pastoral country with nothing around but cows sheep and paddocks. I think they are a bit ignorant and should do a bit more research about places before they arrive but mum said she loves the surprise of a new place. I just roll my eyes because all they do is go wow look at that oh wow look at that and I get tired of scrambling up off the floor of the car only to have missed what they were looking at!
We arrived quite late and settled into our caravan park and then I had to get into the car again!!!! Mum and dad wanted to take me to the local beach to have a run and a swim and when I smelt the water I hung my head right out the window and couldn't wait! But.... guess what... BLOODY CROCS!! I was so sad that when we went for a drive on the strand which is the main waterfront, mum felt so sorry for me that I got to have icecream!!! mum bought me one of my own oh boy was I excited slurp slurp! I would have still liked a swim but the icecream helped.