Well, it was a busy week in our final preparations for our trip north but we have finally hit the road without any major hiccups.
I completed all the baking and meal preparation to take with us. I cooked a few simple meals for ourselves so that if the day is too long, too cold or wet we can pull up and reheat instead of having to fully prepare a meal. I also did some baking and froze it for a treat to enjoy every now and then. The housework got done and the washing was all up-to-date, some meals and baking were left behind in the freezer at home. We reckon the boys shouldn’t miss us for the first couple of weeks but after that it’s up to them to cook, wash etc for themselves.
Murray built drawers for the canopy of the Navara. He, Simon, Andrew and Kev (next door) have worked tirelessly over the last few weeks to have them ready to go. It was down to the wire but they look fantastic and are standing up to the job. The Navara has had its service for the trip too, done by Murray.
We left home Thursday and arrived in Blayney that evening to a warm welcome from our good friends Leonie and Jeff Bultitude who joined us for a couple of nights of talking, eating and laughs . Leonie treated us to a beautiful slow cooked stew which was much needed after a very hectic day. We also caught up with our good friend Alison Byrne who joined us at the caravan park for dinner and laughs Saturday night.
We have spent the last two days with mum in Orange before we hit the road again Sunday, heading north through Bathurst, Sofala, Kandos, Bylong,and thinking of a free camp at Denman. Monday we will head to the coast for warmer weather via the Waterfall Way into Coffs Harbour then onto Iluka for a couple of nights.
In the next post you will all meet our travelling companion, whom we adopted from Leonie and Jeff, Survivor Bear (aka Bear Grills).