Interview with Lucy Samuel from Prime TV.
Time for a few days relaxing with family.
Groovy had been good all year so Santa was generous and she got an air horn for Christmas
Feeling honoured to have 60 family, friends and community members attend the Launch of mynbook “MY TIME through breast cancer and beyond”’
My mission to sell 2000 books and then donate 100% of proceeds equally between Mc Grath Foundation and ( BCNA) Breast Cancer Network Australia.
Time to spend a few nights with family!
Kim at Little Darling Cafe was keen to support Groovy and held a High Tea.
Again Groovy impressed guests and they all had a groovy time!
Called into Scott’s Auto Parts to see if the that had any pink masking tape and they were hosting a bit off a conference and the guys were happy to Pink it up for a photo!
Had the pleasure of sharing my story and adventures at the monthly Prostate Cancer Support Group meeting.
Called into Dubbo RSL Health Club, and Carmen told me how seeing Groovy made her make an appointment for a screen!
Up and packed up we hit the barrier highway back to home base, so grateful to be able to make this journey, see so much of our amazing country and met so many beautiful and inspiring people!
As with any journey sometimes you need to make change when challenges arise which we did, but we wouldn't change a thing.
47 days or 6 weeks , 5 days.
8,591 KM's travelled.
100 odd hours of driving.
Stayed at 23 towns
Visited 4 states - NSW , Qld , NT and SA.
Left bras and stickers in every state.
Calls to the NRMA was 3 - Disel line - Raditor- Window.
Lowest paid $1.26
Highest paid $1.90
Lowest paid $25.00 a night
Highest paid $50.00 a night
Free camp nights - none
Weather we experienced
Ranged from 6 degrees to 44 degrees.
Highways, byways, dirt tracks.
Emus, Kangaroos, wild goats, wild pigs, snakes, lizards, sheep, cows, echidnas horses,camels, birds, larmas , dingo.
Solar cars, road trains, trucks, tractors trains, helicopters, planes, ships, boats and automobiles new and old.
Mountains, hills, Desert, plains, creeks ( mostly dry) rivers, oceans, dams, lakes, waterholes, gorges, salt lakes.
We saw the amazing Uluru both dry and wet.
Were delighted by amazing sunrises and sunsets, clear blue skies, clouds, rain, rainbows and sun.
We went Underground and up in the sky.
Visited and saw Museums, dinosaurs, dunny races, chook races, crayfish races. Spectator Field of lights at Uluru
We were photographed by locals in every state, and travellers national and international.
We were called
Groovy chicks, babes, girls, gals, two pink ladies.
Groovy has been called Awesome amazing, wonderful, inspiring, beautiful.
We heard truckies call her weird and Pricilla queen of the Desert
We have been back up singers and dancers, walked in a parade.
Drag queens, drag kings, men and women young and old from many cultures, pink sisters, and some amazing inspiring people.
We have learnt Aboriginal language, cultural and painting.
We tried to loss weight but is just stayed with us didn't want to miss out!!!
We tried to lighten the load in Groovy but we seem to just add at every stop, pink hats, paintings, candles, clothes, books, maps, dirt, shells, rocks and FRIDGE magnets!
We ate Roo Poo, Kangaroo and 10 cans of baked beans.
Laughed so hard our stomached ached!
Made up games, painted rocks, decorated a tree pink.
Thanks for sharing it with us.
Today we say goodbye to South Australia as we head back to Broken Hill, but not without a stop in at the last Pub in SA who were so supportive and gave us a royal tour!
With a little bit of rain we take a drive to Whyalla and a happy to meet locals and see shops Pinked Up to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Fly the bras along the beach and visit Mount Laura Homestead. And then we find George Ave Fish and Chip shop and met owner Lorraine who is also pinked up!
Our hump day stop Port Augusta a small city seaport located on the East Coast of the Spencer Gulf just 188kms down the road. They is always time to stop and chat with fellow travellers who were keen to get a stubbie holder!
Explore the The Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden and the Wadlata Outback Centre!
Today we stop to admire the Salt Lakes then a comfort stop at Pimba which is basically and old roadhouse and pub then on to Woomera in the far north region of South Australia, the afternoon is spent checking out Woomera Aircraft and Missile Park and Heritage Centre.
Bit like I say with Pink , no one ever says to many sunsets so here is another one to enjoy.