Once again, we call on some help from backpackers
By Judy Evans
November 27, 2017 9:47pm CST
Some of you know about the large bus that Vince and I converted into a very comfortable motor-home. It’s come time for us to sell it but so far we haven’t had a lot of luck. In an effort to improve its outside appearance, Vince decided to do a cut and polish on it. This involves applying a paste then polishing it off. The polishing involves hard rubbing which, over something as large as the bus, is quite difficult. So we decided to get two back-packers in to help. Donnybrook, Western Australia, has a lot of back-packers who mostly work on the orchards and vineyards. We were able to find two young men who were willing to help us out for a few hours. Of course, they do get paid. So while I’m sitting here typing, two young French lads from Montpelier are working up a sweat rubbing a shine into our bus. They have been out here two weeks and spent a week in Perth before coming to Donnybrook. One has spent six years at university studying neuro-psychology and the other is studying to be a lawyer. Vince told them they should stay friends as they might need each other later on in life. It turns out they are actually brothers! Isn’t it great that they can just take off and head to the other side of the world for a while?
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• Bunbury, Australia
This is the first work they've had since they arrived so they were pretty pleased. They get pretty much the going rate for backpackers and it's cash in hand. They ended up staying for dinner and we played a board game and did a lot of chatting and laughing. They were very nice young men.
• United States
I knew Europe has a lot of people who back across the countries, but I didn't know Australia was the same. Now, you and your husband will always be part of their memories on their great backpack adventure in Australia. Your RV looks really good.
The opportunities are there. We just need to reach out and grab them. One of my brothers dared a girl from Australia who was working her way around the world. She and a friend would settle somewhere for a couple of months...earn a few dollars and continue their journey. I seem to have waited a little longer for my big adventure...and it isn't quite that adventurous.