After leaving Toompine this morning we went straight onto more ‘rough as guts’ roads with deep washouts and rocky creek crossings. Don’t tell anyone but there are more to come yet. It never ceases to amaze us where these old 2WD vehicles can actually go. It is something you need to see to believe. RB goes to great lengths to find and access these roads so it is great to see everyone enjoying them. Even those who choose to take the alternate routes around the super rough stuff, get to enjoy all stories and photos.
Today we crossed the border into New South Wales. The weather so far has been amazing. Definitely not cold anywhere yet. Warm days wearing t-shirts and night times a light jumper has been heaps. We are having many conversations amongst ourselves at how warm and in some cases quite hot, the weather has actually been. We are expecting it to get very cold from here on in.
Lunch on another station - Widgeegoara. A steak sandwich made with the tenderist steak I have had in months. It was done by the Paroo Education Group. Did I mention the variety of homemade slices? OMG is all I can say.
Looking forward to a shower and motel at Lightning Ridge tonight as we have a special guest joining us and entertaining us for the evening. He is the ‘Outback Hypnotist’ and we have had a few laughs already in expectations of what is to come. The RBR is made up of colourful and humorous characters who do dumb stuff without being hypnotised so I can only imagine that tonight is going to be another night we’ll remember forever and will leave us with sore bellies from laughing so hard.
The GIVIT van dropped the sporting gear off at Toompine this morning and then left with the cruise cars to Eulo where the official handover of portable landing lights took place. These items make a significant difference to these small communities and we are privileged to be able to play a part in this.
I had a look on the My Cause Road Boss Rally fundraising page yesterday and was surprised to see the fundraising amount to be almost at the $230 000. This is amazing! Will we reach the $250K mark? I can tell you that I have about $10K to add onto the page from auction items and cheques etc. WOW, WOW, WOW!
Notable vehicle happenings include:
- Car 753 – JagMan had fuel pump issues. One of these issues was that the spare fuel pump was in the team mate’s car.
- Car 1959 – Heather found the parts needed at the local tip and the workshop and Ralliers chipped in and got it working again.
- Car 55 – Stuie broke a transmission line – all going again and much happier to be back in his home state.
- Car 1978 – The Love Boat belted a gate post. Both the Love Boat and gate post are straight again.
So far so good. Although we have been organising these events for 30 years, no two are ever the same and each event brings with it a number of difference challenges. Even though we meticulously plan and work so hard to achieve perfection, we know full well that anything (and we do mean anything), can and sometimes does go….. well..…not quite according to the plan. Well, so far and to date, we could not be happier. Even though we run the show, we are never presumptuous or bias, but we have to say it has been an amazing event to date. All of this can only happen with amazing people around us. It has been a great group of generous, hilariously funny and supportive people. We are all just ordinary people doing extraordinary things as we like to say. We would like to sincerely thank all the family, friends, supporters and loved ones back home for lending them to us for a couple of weeks. We also hope that you too can join us one day on this amazing adventures we call the Road Boss Rally.