From Meningie we headed into Adelaide to catch up with David's family.
We had an Australia Day BBQ at Mark and Maree's, some friends of David's brothers. It was a great evening with the Onkaparinga Council putting on a fireworks display.
We saw Gilly play his final day of Test match cricket at the Adelaide Oval against India. We went hoping for a result but to no avail. Even though the cricket was a bit boring, it's always good to watch a game at the Adelaide Oval, which Kylie thinks is the only good thing about Adelaide, the "backwater" of Australia!
We did heaps of shopping and getting ourselves kitted out for the trip. We bought a roof pod for the car, had the car windows tinted and bought a few things for the camper. We feel we just need to hit the road and then we'll work out if there are still things we need.
Tony, with the assistance of his apprentice David, did a lot of work on the camper for us including putting on metal sheeting where the motorbike sits and adding a water gauge for our 120 litre tank.
We had dinner at Paul and Angela's one evening. A good opportunity to catch up with them and their teenage children Harry and Celeste. We celebrated Neal's 45th birthday with him and his wife Sophie and their almost 2 year old, Pablo. Neal and Sophie are expecting their second child in August. Got to catch up with Di and the girls, Jessinta, Alanna and Bianca - all who are now taller or almost taller than Kylie. We saw a lot of Gary as well. He tried to teach David to fish over a cup of coffee. He has also lent some books to David. I think we might go hungry for freshly caught fish.
Our last supper, well lunch actually, was at Mick O'Shea's with Tony, Andrea and Gary. A hearty Irish stew before hitting the open road and heading for Clare. Now the real trip will begin.