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Friday, April 21, 2000
Adelaide to Nuriootpa, SA, Australia
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Nuriootpa, SA, Australia:
Latitude: 34° 27' 32" South
Longitude: 139° 0' 13" East
Altitude: 945 feet
From Seattle: 9323 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Barossa Gateway Motor Inn

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Today's Travel:
Country: Australia
Region: South Australia
Route: Car: A20
Path:Adelaide - Nuriootpa, SA, Australia
Linear:43 miles
Weather: Overcast / Rain / Partial Sun

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 1107
Miles Driven:178892
Linear Dist: 213209
Countries Visited: 68
Regions Visited: 257
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Hotels: 361
Friends / Family: 293
Camping: 121
Hostels: 248
Transit: 70
Other Lodging: 13
Beers: 3902
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Journal Entry:
Woke up at Mitchell's after less than three hours sleep. Took a taxi to the airport, picked up Susie then headed back to the hotel to sleep for an hour. Went and had coffee then a long lunch - I'm really not feeling to hot at this point.

By the time we actually left the city it was after one. So much for spending the whole day wine tasting. As we drove into the Barossa Valley the second problem with the wine tasting plan became apparent - it's Good Friday. The cellars are all closed - same reason the bars closed early last night. So tasting tomorrow morning.

Had some problems finding accomadation - everyone is here for the long weekend (Easter + Anzac day). Even the campground had a line! After several tries found a hotel and checked in. I tried to work on my journal, but pretty much went straight to sleep. After a wonderful two hour nap I felt much better and we went out to dinner.


Related Sites:
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Australia
CIA World Fact Book: Australia

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