We all know that when your a kid, parents can be quite embarrassing but my mother is no exception!!! As a hard working mother, raising 5 kids for many years, she finally got to the stage in life where her job was done and It was her turn for adventure. She decided a trip on the Ghan was in order so off she went. She had a nice, but quite small cabin with a large window that spanned the entire wall so as not to spoil the view. Everything opened and shut to hide fixtures such as the toilet, bed, table etc.
She sat in the lounge/ dining car for several hours and chatted to the other passengers, staring at nothing but Red Dirt and the odd Kangaroo, The Outback!
When it got close to dinner, she decided to retire to her cabin to freshen up with a sit on “The Throne” and a shower. As she sat, admiring the view, the train began to slow and come to a stop at the biggest crowd of people at the outback station. They were all waving and cheering at the brightly coloured spectacle – The Ghan -.
She looked around frantically for the chord to close the blind but it was on the opposing end of where she sat and she was unable to reach it unless she stood with pants at the ankles. She opted to just sit and wave back. If they only knew!!! We have never let mum live it down.

Posted by mom73672, 4th March 2015

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