Today is a blog typed up specially by Jack! Hooray!!
This morning we went early to The Desert Park (just out of Alice Springs) because apparantly it can take all day. The first place we went was the dingo enclosure. The dingoes were really cute. Then we were in a hurry to get to the aboriginal survival class. It was really interesting because he was really funny and he grew up in the desert using aboriginal law. About half way through the speech he made Poppy stand up and put a traditional gathering vessel (made of wood) on her head and carry a digging stick. He said that in aboriginal terms this would be her shopping bag and credit card!! Then I had to stand up and be a hunter. I had to hold a boomerang and pretend that I was hunting a kangaroo! We really enjoyed the talk.
After lunch we went and looked at the native Australian birds and then we went to the Nocturnal enclosure where we saw a barking spider and its body was the size of a ping pong ball. We loved the bilby's, Mala and the plains rat which was not like a rat at all but a really cute tiny bear!
Next we went to the traditional aboriginal medicine talk and learnt about native plants that can be used for medicine. Really interesting to know that you could put the leaves off a dead finish tree on a wart and in 8 days it would fall off!
Then we went and saw a movie about the creation of Australia and the formation of the desert. At the end the theatre screen went down and we could see through a big glass window at the McDonnell ranges.
We caught the last few minutes of the dingo talk and then we went down to the ampitheatre to see the wild bird show. This was AWESOME!!
We then went and picked up dad, went shopping to be ready to head off tomorrow to the Devil's Marbles, had pizza for tea and thats it!
Good night from Jack
KM's - 41
Steps - 6,458 for Dad, many more for us;
Max Temperature - 19;
Fish - 0;
Pokemon's - 19 (47 Total)
Accomodation - Big 4 McDonnell Range Holiday Park ($67.75)
Petrol - $0