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Wednesday 27th December:
Nice quiet day after all the festivities. Guy and I went for nice long walk along the beach to start burning up all the calories.
Thursday 28th December:
Time to gather all our belongings together once again and pack the car. Tomorrow we head for Canberra for a few weeks to see the gang there. Then back on the road trip for the next 6 months ish.
Washed and cleaned, the mighty Mazda is ready for the journey.
Friday 29th December:
Left Port Willunga in SA for Hay in NSW and tomorrow onto Canberra ACT to see the grandkids for the new year. (680km & 8 hours (had a few stops)). It started to drizzle after about a 100km and continued all the way to Hay. It actually got quite heavy in the last 100km into Hay. Nice traveling weather.
Arrived at 4:30pm and made our way to the BIG4 park (we are members) for a cabin. This is the first time we have not booked ahead and of course all the cabins were taken (Xmas school holidays).
We found a very nice motel just up the road with a nice big room and as it is just out of the township, it is nice and quiet.
Saturday 30th December:
Left Hay under nice bright skies for Canberra (500km @ 5.5 hours). Had a good run all the way thru. The Police were out in force in NSW as it is double demerits till January 1st.
We arrived to some excited grandkids.
Sunday 31st December:
Quiet day. For lunch Dave and Jo took us into town to a very nice hotel restaurant for lunch. Then back home for our afternoon siesta.
At 8:00pm we made our way into downtown Canberra for the 9:00pm fireworks. We were not disappointed. A great family show.
Back home and we all managed to stay awake for the midnight New Year’s fireworks.
Monday 1st January 2018:
Huge happy New Year you allllll. Here is to all the adventures that 2018 shall bring us all.
Quiet day just chilling with the grandkids.
Tuesday 2nd January:
Busy day today. I broke out the lawn mower and mowed all the lawns as well as moving the trampoline, swings, play gym, bikes and chairs so I could get a complete mow. It has been a long time since I mowed a lawn. I still remember how…….
Also gave the mighty Mazda a good wash and clean and check over. She will have a rest for the next few weeks then back on the road again in mid January.
Wednesday 3rd January:
Quiet day, well as quiet as you can get with two grandkids crawling all over you. I think we will need a holiday in a few weeks after all this activity.
Thursday 4th January:
Aria’s first birthday today. Very relaxing day with a bit of a cake and party for her for dinner. The big day is Saturday where there are 30 odd guests coming and Aria is getting christened as well.
Friday 5th January:
Babysitting duties today as Dave is working and Jo is busy shopping for Aria’s christening/birthday party tomorrow. Finished up with Aria and me asleep together on the couch.
Saturday 6th January:
The big day for Aria’s christening and 1st birthday party. Had 25 ish people over and a great time was had by all. Kids galore so some pretty tired kids and adults tonight.
Sunday 7th January:
Recovery day today as the temperature hits 40C in Canberra. Luckily at 3:00pm ish a thunderstorm came through and cooled things down. It dropped 10C in half an hour. Made the rest of the day quite pleasant.
Life is good.
Trevor & Guy