FoodWorks was our first stop, where we bought enough groceries for our two-night trip.
We then drove around to Fergie's Roadhouse and topped up Elmer's fuel.
One of the local ladies asked where we were headed and upon hearing of our Dig Tree destination commented that the flies were quite savage out there if you weren't used to them.
At that stage we were still blissfully ignorant of the savage fly concept - and actually thought Thargomindah's fly population was fairly extreme!
We had a quick picnic (with quite a few flies), posed for photos next to the open road signs and then set off!