Today's Travelling Track:
Train- If It's Love
Hi! Turk here. Finally a rest and time to write my own blog entry. So I've made it all the way to Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays. I'm pretty impressed with myself to be honest, I'm nearly 20 and I didn't know I still had it in me, but after a couple of weeks rest I'll be ready and raring to go and see the rest of Australia. This last leg was pretty boring. We stopped briefly in Mckay, 100kms north of the lovely beach we slept on the night before. Mckay isn't really anything special, just a town with lots of malls from what I saw. The Hungry Backpacker and The BF went to some shops and bought some tools and stuff to fix my little aches and pains with, so hopefully i should be even more as good as new by the time they get back on the road. We then travelled the final 150km to Airlie Beach. The Hungry Backpacker and The BF ate some really yummy looking sushi and it was time for me to go to my new home for the next 3 weeks. More about that later.
A few people have been asking where I came from, and wanting to know a little more of my history so I thought i would talk a little bit about that. I don't remember much of my life before The Hungry Backpacker and The BF purchased me. I had been very ill before, after a previous trip with different owners and was sold to a company called Travellers Auto Barn. They diagnosed me with engine problems and gave me a transplant, they were looking for a donor from a tired old van in a scrapyard, but happily couldnt find one, so i was given a brand new reconditioned engine. They also had a carpenter go to work on me and fit me with a nice big bed, a pump sink and heaps of shelving and storage room. When they told me I had a new owner I was thrilled and left my home in Sydney to meet them in Brisbane where they were picking me up. In Brisbane i was fitted with more commodities. I was given a cooking stove, an Esky/coolbox, tables, chairs, a tent, sleeping bags, map books, crockery, cutlery, curtains and lots of other useful things. I was also given a roadworthy test, a guarantee that the company would pay at least 40% of my price if I was sold back to them within 6 months AND lots of different waranties. The Hungry Backpacker and The BF were even given a number to call 24-7 if I get ill again, as the company have trusted mechanics all over the place who will fix me, possibly even for free depending on what went wrong! Travellers Autobarn have lots of vans they can do this to, and they show them all on Cars 4 Backpackers. some are cheaper, some are more expensive, some are older, some are newer, some are bigger, some are smaller, so you have lots of choice. I was $6000 dollars which I think is a pretty good deal considering everything you get with me, so The BF and The Hungry Backpacker will definitely get at least $2,500 back when they try and sell me. They can also sell me privately if they think they can get more.
Enough about that, I'm going to get some shut-eye and enjoy my short holiday. The time will be over before I know it and the three of us will be back on the road again.
I visit.....My Holiday Home (episode 4)
Pretty sweet pad eh? And it's right by the sea!