So we’re here, we’re off, we’re on our way! Oh what an uneventful day. Unless you count…
The predeparture incident where Oliver ‘accidently’ clonked Emma in the chin with a padlock (see action photo below). He and Amy were both a little sad about Dad and Grandma being on their way and having seen the little padlock on the caravan towball Oliver wanted one of his own. So we gave him another one we had in the garage because it seemed that might help. But then we were taking a family photo and the padlock swung! Enough said of that incident.
So it was time to go and I casualy start reversing the van out of the driveway. Well I didn’t see the little red car coming did I. Good thing it saw me, though I don’t think the other dirver was too impressed having to wait. Neither was Emma when I hit the branch of a tree in the park opposite us
Oh well no damage done. Into drive and off we go. Emma and the kids were waving to us and we were busy calling out ‘see you in Darwin in 11 days time’ and waving furiously. Good thing Emma noticed the Anderson plug had fallen out and was dragging on the road. No harm done we’d only driven 15 meters. I’m sure we’ll get better at this.
First stop Booroowa. Time for lunch. Ummm what setting should the fridge be on? Frozen lettuce, tomatoes, chicken and almost even the cheese. That was ok cause I like a crunchy sandwich.
Cowra to Parkes and it’s hard to admit it but maybe Emma was right about the car GPS system. Kept trying to take us on dirt country roads. Got worse when we finally made it to Parkes. I was sure it would take us straight to Albert street, our chosen park for the night. We went round in circles for 10 or so minutes until arriving at the Parkes High School. Did I enter the correct address or is the system faulty? We gave up and stumbled across the smallest park in town. Not our chosen site but it’ll do!
Ps. On departure, the car was sparkling clean, including all the windows inside and out AND the towing mirrors (this comment is included for Ian, Emma’s dad).