Well, Randall's tooth was mended ok so we headed out of Alice Springs for the next part of our adventure. We really enjoyed our time in and around AS, and were glad we took the time to check it all out.
We passed the Tropic of Capricorn, so we knew we were close to warm weather at last.
The next day we headed off, through Barrow Creek, where Peter Falconio went missing (glad it was daylight when we were there!!!). We stopped to look at the telegraph station where we learnt the significance of the overland telegraph stations - they linked us to the rest of the world.
We arrived at Tennant Creek, a long sprawling depressing town. No nice shops, everything looked rather grotty.Everywhere in the NT there are big signs about alcohol restrictions. As we drove around the back blocks of Tennant Creek, there were even signs on individual houses saying the alcohol was banned on the premises!! We headed a little way out of town to a place called the Pebbles, a smaller version of the Devil's Marbles. It was a nice place to stay, and there were quite a few people staying there as well, so we set up camp for the night. Everywhere we go people come and ask us where we got our firepot. They are always very impressed with it. That night I cooked a delicious steak meal on the bbq with onions tomatoes and potatoes - it went down a treat!! (Please not improvised clothesline - the fence!)
We got up and moved on through Renner Springs and Elliot. We stopped just outside of Elliot for our lunch along with a heap of other caravanners.