I'm late!! But with the crazy week I've had I thought I should end it with a bit of fun!
I left The Husband, still hospital bound in Adelaide on Monday to return home to the desert with the two little boys. Travelling with a friend, two flights later we landed at Ayres Rock and enjoyed a relaxing afternoon by the pool drinking cocktails.
Tuesday morning we woke up, did the big shop and headed for long 4WD ride home through the desert. An hour down the road just as I was closing my eyes for a snooze (no I wasn't driving!), they popped back open to the hard breaking of the car and black smoke coming out of the bonnet. Children and bottles of water were thrown out of the car. Within minutes we had the fire out but now we were stuck 3 hours from home with no mobile access and no satellite phone. We had a long wait!
We always have to call in when we start off on the journey but with small kids who get car sick and like to stop for a run around, I knew they would give us extra time before they started worrying about us. I estimated we had at least a six hour wait.
Eight hours later, just as it was getting dark, fire lit, eating cornflakes for dinner and discussing sleeping in the car with the kids .....help came! I thought I would cry, it wasn't till that moment I realised how scared I had been!