The logistics of planning family get togethers when everyone is spread out across the country is a huge headache. It's also compounded by Jo and myself working apart and trying to coordinate work commitments too. The plan so far...I will drive the 500 klm's to Alice Springs on Friday before Xmas then catch a flight to Brisbane on Saturday. My daughter is flying down from Cairns on Saturday and we will spend the weekend in Brisbane then pick up Jo on Monday and all drive to Noosa.
We will meet Jo's son and daughter and her partner also flying in from Alice Springs for Xmas dinner with Jo's mum and auntie. My daughter flies back to Cairns on Boxing Day while Jo's mum, Jo and myself will fly to Melbourne on Saturday for a few days. We will then say good bye to Jo's mum who flies back to Queensland while we fly back to Alice Springs. Jo then drives a work vehicle and I drive our car back to Ampilatiwatja where I will spend 2 days before driving the 3 hours back to Tennant Creek.