Wednesday, August 6, 2008

We're Bound For South Australia....someday

Well, we're not going to South Australia during our next holiday to Australia, but we definitely need to go there someday.

Why?

So we can pay homage to McLeod's Daughters!

I've been doing some research about the show and it's filming locations.

McLeod's Daughters
is not filmed at a studio. It's filmed on a real property called "Kingsford".

Kingsford is located in Gawler South Australia; it's not too far from Adelaide.

The Let's-go-to-town scenes are filmed in a town called Freeling.

One of the hardest thing for me to grasp in McLeod's Daughters (and rural Australia in general)is the low population density and distance between properties.

When Claire, Tess and the gang go into town to buy groceries, or eat at the pub manned by a rapist, they have to drive two hours. Two hours?!!!

You know how long it takes us to get to the grocery store and nearby restaurants? Three minutes!

How do they keep their groceries fresh? I guess they have good coolers? (Eskies for you Australians)

Speaking of groceries.... in one episode we watched, Claire politely requested that Meg cook steak that night.

I started thinking and remarked to Tim. You know, in that household, I think when they say "Let's have steak" someone on the property is gonna die. When Meg cooks her famous apricot chicken, she goes out to the chicken shed and snaps a chicken's neck. So when they want steak, do they make a visit to the cow with an ax? Or maybe gun? How does that work?

Maybe they go to the grocery store like the rest of us. But hell! If it's two hours away, it's probably just easier to kill one of your own cows.

Well, who knows.....

Yes. Someday, I'd like to visit South Australia and have delusions that I'm a Jillaroo. I also want to visit Kangaroo Island. Lots of fun stuff.

You might be thinking. Dina, you should go to South Australia on the next holiday and pay homage as soon as possible.

Well, we can't. We already have plans to pay homage to a TV show. We're going to Sydney via Hawaii. So....we'll be paying homage to the Losties and Others.

I can pay homage to only one TV show per holiday. Okay?