We have decided that, due to the car repairs and not being able to see/do as much around here, we will stay in Alice Springs for a further 2 nights. So now we won't be leaving here until Thursday morning, which means we see Kylie and Johnny for a bit as they arrive on Wednesday. We will then meet up with them again at Kings Canyon on the weekend.
This morning we headed off to the Alice Springs Desert Park, only a 10 min drive from the city centre. Quite interesting, the free flight bird show was great. They give you personal audio guides to carry around with you to give you information about the various displays and areas. Good place to learn about desert life, Aboriginal culture and how they survive in the desert, as well as the various birds and animals that live in the desert.
The alternator did arrive today so we took the car around to Scorpion Auto and got it fitted. An old workshop, full of crap everywhere and this older guy - you know when you see that, you are going to get the job done well. These guys have been around for years, they are old-school and know exactly what they are doing. This guy was great and fitted it all up while we waited.
This afternoon we had a quick walk around the Botanic Gardens and then headed up to the Anzac Hill lookout.