Last night the RBR Super had a pub booked out just for our group. Pubs are pretty important in Kalgoorlie, so to have one all to ourselves was pretty exciting. The pub itself was not shabby either, rather quite the opposite. Meals were fantastic! Drinks were fantastic! Company was fantastic! Then there was the entertainment…
Anna from GIVIT WA came along for the night and presented a local charity, “Life Without Barriers” a stack of urgently needed items by their clients. These items were purchased with funds raised by the RBR Super entrants. Two people from this charity turned up to accept the donation and were very, very grateful, thankful and appreciative. After the presentation we had an auction of miscellaneous items which had been donated from businesses around Kalgoorlie and a collectable knife which had been hand made through a connection of Pearcy’s out of car 82. Well our auctions went exceptionally well and raised almost $10 000. The knife alone sold for $7000. Anna from GIVIT and the representatives from Life Without Barriers were ‘floored’. I must say that I too was having a few heart palpitations. As RB says, this is what we do and love – turning fun into fundraising. Well done to everyone.
What a night! One for the history books.
This morning we had breakfast at the Kalgoorlie Museum. What a great museum. After checking out the town yesterday and having travelled where we have since the WA boarder a couple of days ago, we all had a bit of knowledge which was a good base for museum visit. Not to mention the gift shop. That was fantastic too. And breakfast… croissants… muffins… yum!
Straight up after breakfast we had a straight 242km of highway travel. It was pretty cool though as there is always something different to look at. The colours of the trees, dirt and scrub are very different to the colours which we see closer to home.
The weather today started off beautiful and sunny, with not a cloud in the sky. By early afternoon there was no blue sky to be seen. Not raining, just cloudy and a bit cold. Apparently this is the time of year which it rains in this part of the country. No worries on the RBR Super, we still have plan B, plan C, plan D… Today was mostly plan A, with only 5 percent plan B.
State of Origin tonight. Oh, I’m sure we are going to have some very healthy rivalry in amongst our crew with plenty of Qlders and NSWers.
5pm local time and it has just started to rain as we are about to pull up for the night in Hopetoun.