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Introducing Chaos …..


This is Chaos , my best buddy and co pilot – me and Chaos have taken many road trips together , our most memorable would have to be the time we drove from Darwin NT to Albury NSW ( from the top to the bottom of Australia for those of you who have no idea where either town is ! ) It was a 4000 km trip and we did it in the troopy (an old Toyota land cruiser with no seats in the back ) sleeping on the side of the road. Also I must mention that I had no CD player , the radio in Outback Australia is not to be relied upon and noone sells tapes anymore … so picture me singing (badly) all the songs i knew the words to which wasn t many so I had a couple on repeat ( Tina and Ike Turner’s Proud Mary was one – I know wtf ? ) and good old Chaos howled along .. Either he is very intelligent or I’m an extremely bad singer ( I’m guessing the latter ).

I think the worst part of the trip was whenย  I pulled into the tiny South Australian town of Woomera to order some dinner. I was going to keep driving to the next truck stop and set up camp as I had done for the previous 2 nights . While I was waiting for my dinner in the roadhouse/pub I noticed a missing persons poster . Upon closer investigation it turned out the man missing was Jason Richards who left Darwin a week before I had with his dog and his boat and hadn’t been seen since (unfortunately he was found a few weeks later and sadly was not found alive ) – he was traveling the exact route I was taking so this unsettled me a bit and I was very careful about where I slept from then on – I ended up staying at the road house that night and outside a family home in a country town the next . Anyway we made it to Albury alive if not nearly insane !! I will be posting more pics and stories from this road trip , I have so many they wont fit into one post !

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6 thoughts on “Introducing Chaos …..

  1. Love it! My dog Lucy is my favorite travel companion–well, actually second favorite, after my partner Sara. I forget if you have read my post called “Canines in Conical Hats: Lucy does Vietnam.” I will try to stop by with the link. This post about traveling Vietnam with my Maltese is kind of fun.
    Hugs,
    Kathy

  2. diane murray

    Chaos is an awesome dog Kel Bel, he is just such a character – and he has been a great friend to you.

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