Sunday, August 16, 2009

Outback Adventure

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.


Kris said...

Have you read Bill Bryson's book about Australia? (It was called "Down Under" here, but I think it may have been "A Sunburnt Country" in the U.S.) If you haven't, you HAVE TO before you leave. I've never laughed so hard.

eileen said...

No, I haven't, and I've heard that it's fantastic. I'll have to pick up a copy. Maybe I can read it on the plane.