Friday, 13 November 2009

Are we there yet ?

Next year we have a plan or maybe a dream to travel in a caravan for a few different trips across our vast continent. Most especially we want to see Western Australia . Did you see my post yesterday...well the penguins too (the little Drummer boys are in love with penguins)

We may also spend some time living (working) on a family owned small 2000 acre farm in Central West NSW.

It all depends to some extent on what our teen does with regards to his further education. He finishes formal schooling in 3 weeks. he has applied for positon at a TAFE course.

We haven't had a proper holiday in 15 years. Running our own business has kept us from doing so. The past seven months we have been winding down areas of our business to make life easier and less complicated. The stress has been debilitating and we want a change. To be able to enjoy life more and live simply.

The caravan will become our home away from home when in Sydney (our 'home' town) too as we plan to sell our current home, soon . Our twins won't go to school until 2012 so we have two years to get settled again.

The decision about selling our home hasn't come easily , I know it is just bricks & mortar but it holds so many memories good & bad.

Packing up the dreams (and Charlotte's roses) we have planted here will be incredibly hard and heart wrenching.

I am looking forward to the intrepid adventures both on the farm and in the caravan , the local interactions and character filled accommodation venues.

The caravan holiday will be a matter of careful planning with the seasons and choice of destinations. A week in some places is hardly enough to do justice in our scenically diverse country. Though the distance we have to travel from A to B is immense. Stretches of 1000's of kms of the dry dusty desert of Nullabor with nothing in between and up the West Coast of Australia.

Still, the best laid plans ...It all seems so far away at the moment. Beyond reach. Just a sweet dream of adventures and an escape.

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The Bumbles said...

I look forward to the ride-along! Sounds glorious. Moving is never fun in theory but it sounds like your future could have a large capacity for bright new memories.

Sandra said...

Thinking through your holiday plans can be as wonderful as the trip itself. Two different families from our school have set off on similar adventures this year. I look forward to hearing more about yours.

Lightening said...

Wow - what a huge adventure!!!! Good luck with all the planning and preparation and I look forward to reading more.

Anonymous said...

sounds very exciting!!!!!!

Cathy said...

sounds like a blissful escape...good luck with it all! don't know that i could be so brave with toddlers in tow :)

Anonymous said...

That sounds awesome. Hopefully the penguins will be on your travel itinerary, I would love to actually meet you.

Super Sarah said...

What a great adventure and something the boys will remember for years to come! I hope your plans come to fruition!

MissyBoo said...

Awesome! I was wondering how your plans were coming along.

My heart skipped a beat when you said you were selling your home, and my first thought was about Charlotte's roses. So I can imagine what a big decision that was for you.

Hugs xxx

jeanie said...

Oooh - how exciting!! Good luck and safe travels.

tiff(threeringcircus) said...

It does sound huge on so many levels.

I hope everything goes really smoothly and that you get your dream.

Christie - Childhood 101 said...

How exciting, what a wonderful adventure for you as a family, something the children will never forget. I hold such fond memories of family holidays, not that any of mine were that BIG an adventure.

Hope you make it to WA!

allison tait said...

Wow, I had no idea that you had done this. Or are still doing it? What an amazing plan.

Thanks for Rewinding at the Fibro.

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