7:14 a.m. Goodbye Orange, hello open road.
8:10 a.m. Wellington bathroom break.
10:32 a.m. Passed cotton farms, or the Easter Bunny house & its family got in a fight with the John Deere.
11:50 a.m. Finished lunch next to welcome to the “Bogan Shire” sign and passed by camels & donkeys running amuck together.
1:22 p.m. Wild goats on the side of the road…no cars, just goats.
1:50 p.m. Looking for a pretty goat.
1:50 p.m. “California” by Phantom Planet comes on the playlist, even though we’re headed in the opposite direction.
2:41 p.m. Nate gets 6 waves… in a row from passer byers. Big accomplishment.
2:43 p.m. Lizzy divorces Nathan for the first time on the trip. Probably not the last.
4:06 p.m. Brave emu spotted deep within kangaroo territory. Clearly, emus don’t pay attention to signs that say, “*insert kangaroo photo here* next 263 kilometers.”
4:11 p.m. Lizzy sees kangaroo mirage for the first time.
4:12 p.m. Nathan realizes, not for the first time, his wife is crazy.
4:41 p.m. Lizzy: Why did the kangaroo cross the road? Nathan: I dunno, why? Lizzy: Because it was dusk. Nathan: That was so lame, it was good.
5:32 p.m. We threw our fruit away, it was sent in a normal trash bin that underneath was a giant hole in the ground. I shall call it, fruit hell.
5:23 p.m. A text to Jess: “This place is a shit hole. Haha.” Her reply: “Yes it is :-)”
Note the time difference in the last two. That was not a mistake. That was a 30 minute time difference within the same state. Strange. Outer limits strange.