So, I haven't quite completed my thesis, or submitted my manuscript for publication, or lined up a job, but thanks to my old roommate, I do have an outback trip planned for October! Kristy, her husband Rodd, and I are going on a weeklong adventure- first to Adelaide, then to Alice Springs (the hotel...OMG feeding wallabies? yes!), and then we're going on a camping tour. I can't wait! I've always wanted to go to the Australian Outback...ever since I ate at that steakhouse place. (Just kidding) I think it caught my fancy years ago because of two books I read:
The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough and A Town Like Alice by Neil Shute, both of which I recommend highly.
And of course, there's this. Oh Elaine Benes, you're my hero.