Friday, September 18, 2009


I'm starting to understand Alice a little bit better now. People either come here to escape the rest of the world or they were born here and can't leave because they don't know anything else. I'm only going to be here for a few days and I am going to see some incredible things, so I feel better about all this right now. Earlier I was regretting leaving the west, but there is just so much more to see and do.

I spent the morning out at the Olive Pink Botanical Gardens where a community festival was being held. That was really interesting. Good music, and I could have eaten kangaroo, but my stomach isn't doing well with this dry heat and eating roo sounds pretty repulsive right now. I did, however, climb the Annie Meyers Hill to have a lookout over the town and the festival. I just can't resist climbing hills these days, for some reason.

I'm heading back to the hostel now to swim. I think the best thing about the place is its two pools. You can pick between either real grass or artificial grass. I'll probably have a popsicle too because there are about 700 varieties I need to try out here.


  1. why do the pools have grass?

  2. Excellent question. They have grass around the outside to sit on. I went with the natural one.