We threw out every last scrap of fruit and vegies we had and crossed the border into South Fruit Fly Free Australia. Turns out, (according to the guy at the quarantine gate), that we could have kept all the things we chucked into the fruit fly infested bins at the border (carrots cumbers are ok). Renmark was our first stop in the gnat free state. And it was a great way to start. We stayed at a Big 4 park on the Murray so we had the river, a waterpark, a pool and a jumping pillow (and way too many ducks crapping everywhere [no one says ‘you’re ducko’ anymore…shame]).
The weather was brilliant again although those five degree mornings tested your ability to layer up on the clothing. The kids spent lots of time in the waterpark and pool. We had three nights there so could do a bit of investigating on the bikes. We even got the stand up paddle board wet.
The night before we left Tim started to excrete liquid from both ends. It was like he was melting from the inside. Poor guy. Monja took him to Berri hospital because we really didn’t know what to do. They gave him something to settle his stomach and he got to have a rest in a full sized bed. He had stopped the hot and cold sweats and convulsing by the next morning and as it was the first weekend of the SA school holidays the park was filling up and we didn’t have the option to stay. So like the brave little trooper he is, he got in the car without whinging and made the trip to Adelaide without spilling any bodily fluids.