The Crack Up Sisters – What a Crack Up!

The Crack Up Sisters – What a Crack Up!

Have you ever heard of The Crackup Sister’s? Well if you have you’ll know how funny they are, and if you haven’t, you should know that they will get you laughing in no time!

ST Ruth and Twiggsy are sisters from Winton who travel around Outback Australia doing a comedy show with stock whipping and acrobatics, and they were the hosts of the Big Red Bash this year (and last year too I think).

During the Big Red Bash we went to every show the crack up sisters performed. The first time we went, we were in the second row; the second time we were in the third row and  the third time I went early, and we got front row, YESSS!!!! Although we were in the front row it was kind of scary when the crackup sisters got their whips out (you can see our heads in the pics! We arein the orange chairs).

They crack the whips around their heads and in front and behind … and sometimes ST Ruth cracked flowers out of Twiggsy’s hands!

They do the show in front of their caravan which is made to look like a cute house, and Twiggsy was on the roof pretending to take the elevator down once – it was so funny!

Their first show was a family show, it was so funny I nearly peed myself. That show was probably the funniest of them all. The last two shows were just kids shows, they were still pretty funny, but not as funny as the first one.

After their shows, they would sell their special packs and if you bought one you would get a free photo with them. In the pack they had lots of stuff,  but the coolest thing was a tea towel that had instructions on how to turn it into a ‘kitchen whip’! Haha!!

Oh yeah, I can’t forget that they were selling stock whips too. They were soooo cool! We couldn’t get one – I wish we could though. Luckily one of our friends bought one and they let us have a turn. It took a while for me to get it to crack, but after a few hours I finally got it!

I love the Crack Up Sisters and we can’t wait to see them again.



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I Shot Them in Their Undies!

I Shot Them in Their Undies!

Taking photos of your mum and dad in their undies is not something you do every day, especially in the middle of the Simpson desert. But, when they are wearing the coolest undies, Knobby’s – it’s Okay!

We had to hike up and over Big Red to the next sand dune, and at the top of Big Red the view was stunning! It’s the highest sand dune in the Simpson Desert.

On one side you could see the whole of Bashville and all the caravans, stage and food vans set up and on the other side,  you could see the red sand of the Simpson dessert behind the flat plain that was at the bottom of the dune.

We (the kids) ran down Big Red while mum and dad walked, and we went all the way to the other side of the flat plain that we could see from the top of Big Red.

On the way, there was a sign that had an arrow pointing forward to Big Red and one to the right to get Birdsville (or left from the direction that we were walking!) so we put Aussie Destinations Unknown and LKI stickers on it.

Once we finally got to the sand dune they wanted their photoshoot on, mum handed me the camera and they started posing and jumping in front of the camera with their Knobbys on. I was looking around to make sure nobody was there, seeing the craziness that was going on!

This is probably one of the weirdest things I’ve ever done, but to be honest it was kind of fun because I felt like an actual photographer.

I shot them from different angles, together and mum by herself. I took pics from the front and from the back and I made sure the horizon was lined up like mum had said.

On our way back to the van we had to climb Big Red again –  So Aylah, Cooper and I all raced each other down the dune. Luckily there were no stacks and faces full of red sand, although that would’ve been really funny (unless it was me).

When we got back to the caravan, we looked back through the photos and they were awesome! You’ve probably already seen some of them, but if you haven’t, they’re on Aussie Destinations Unknown Instagram and Facebook and I’ll put some in this post too.

If you love me, you comment below “good photography skills Charli”.

Haha, nah I’m kidding, but if you really want to, nobody said you can’t! Lol. Well I got to go now, I hope you like the pics. See ya!