And so it begins…

The Morris’ have the travel bug and have decided to hit the road. Why, where and when you may ask…let’s go back to the beginning.

A couple of years ago we did a trip to Mt Surprise in Far North Queensland. We camped at O’Briens Creek caravan park with the Morris/Bell/Campbell families where we did some fossicking, swimming, campfire singing and storytelling and generally had an absolute ball. Upon our return home Murray said, “I would love to get a tent and do that again, over a longer period.” To his surprise I agreed it would be a good idea.

From there we looked at tents, bedding and all things camping that we would need to do a big trip and be comfortable…and stay married. After much searching and procrastinating (on Murray’s behalf, the king of procrastination) we changed our minds and decided that to be completely comfortable, and away from the creepy crawlies (my phobia, I guess) we would purchase a camper trailer. Guess what?? We have no vehicle to tow this thing, so first up we needed a new car. Searching, searching, testing, testing and along came the Nissan Navara. A big beast for me to drive in comparison to the XR5 that I normally drive so there was some adjusting to be done and I don’t just mean the seat but also my thoughts of driving a big car, or as I call it ‘the truck’. I almost need a step to reach the side step to get in. I wonder if people think there is no driver when I’m driving?

The decision was to get a soft floor camper, which at first was a great idea and after looking at a few we once again changed our minds and decided on a hard floor camper trailer. We purchased a Pioneer Onyx, secondhand but in excellent condition. It is a rear fold and goes up in five minutes. I love the kitchen and the bed is a queen and very comfortable. Murray, I am sure, would love to do his own entry on all the ins and outs of the trailer and the Navara so I’ll leave that up to him. He or she doesn’t have a name yet, so any ideas Jessica Fealy.

Anyway, this is how this trip we are venturing out on has come to fruition. We will be leaving home, and our boys, on June the fifth for eight weeks. We have both taken long service leave and the boys are having lots of lessons in cooking and washing.

Hopefully, anyone who is reading this will enjoy my ‘little’ stories I hope to post each week and as you all know I don’t like to talk too much…ha!! I will try to keep you all interested and up-to-date with photos as well. Thanks for reading.


About Leanne

Traveller, Cook, Blogger, Teacher's Aide, Swimmer, Mother, Wife and yoga lover. Now retired and enjoying me time.
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4 Responses to And so it begins…

  1. Beth says:

    Yay I am the first to reply!! I love a blog, especially a good travelling/camping/adventure blog. And I can’t wait to hear all the stories…what do you mean only posting once a week??? Leanne and camping….hehehe…I actually think you will surprise us all and take to it with ease!! Have fun!


  2. Wahooo! Soooooo excited to be able to follow along on your adventure – maybe I won’t be quite so sad about ours finishing! Great first post! Now it’s time to get another Obriens Creek camp organised for when you get up here! Can’t wait!


  3. Jan & John says:

    Hi Leanne, I have added my email address to follow your blog. Hopefully it will now work and I will be able to follow your trip and add comments to you and Murray. Love J&J


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