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Lachlan to S-E Queensland Road Trip, June 21, 2016

  HOMEWARD BOUND: Tuesday July 12, 2016 This morning dawned cold but dry and we departed Forbes under light cloud.  Throughout the drive from Forbes, N.S.W. to Shepparton in Victoria, the roadsides were lined with water and water was evident … Continue reading

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CANNING STOCK ROUTE ADVENTURE, August 2015

The Canning Stock Route is one of the most isolated and remote public tracks in the world and extends 1,800kms from Halls Creek in the Kimberley to Wiluna in the mid-west region of Western Australia. It was established as a … Continue reading

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Snow Event in Lachlan Valley – Monday August 3, 2015

  What a glorious view from the kitchen window when we woke this morning – couldn’t believe our good luck to have had a lovely snowfall overnight. However, the falls have kept coming and the snow which was around 6 … Continue reading

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Hedley to Lachlan – May 23/24, 2015

The road home begins on the South Gippsland Highway as we drive toward Melbourne, St Kilda and the Spirit of Tasmania.  Temperatures here in South Gippsland are low and the feel of winter is definitely upon us. Good old Melbourne … Continue reading

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Wodonga to Hedley, Victoria – May 20, 2015

Wodonga to Hedley – over 500 km drive, however the scenery has to be some of Australia’s prettiest, especially through the high country. As the road leads into the Victorian high country, we pass through magic white eucalypt stands, so … Continue reading

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Armidale, Dubbo, Wodonga – May 19, 2015

Our departure from Armidale yesterday morning was wet, wet, wet.  We drove in and out of rain all day long en route to Dubbo. We drove through vast plainlands of cattle country and enjoyed some magic cloud formations along the … Continue reading

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Southward Bound, Scarborough to Armidale – May 17, 2015

Today we exited Brisbane and took the Ipswich Highway to the Warego Highway  on to our destination of Armidale in New South Wales, via Warwick, Stanthorpe and the New England Tableland. The Warego Highway took us on a nostalgic drive … Continue reading

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Hervey Bay to Moreton Bay – May 16, 2015

This morning Tim brought Jodie and new baby son Jackson home from hospital before Dallas and I departed from Hervey Bay.  It was not easy to leave with having had so little time with baby Jackson, but at least we … Continue reading

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A Child is Born – Mission Complete! May 15, 2015

This morning on the 15th of the 5th month 2015 at approximately 9.00a.m. (with the assistance of medical intervention) Jackson Patrick arrived weighing 7lb 1oz – a fine, handsome little man looking out with wonder at this new noisy, bustling … Continue reading

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The Wait Goes On! May 14, 2015

It will be two weeks tomorrow since Dallas and I arrived in Hervey Bay to await the birth of Tim and Jodie’s third baby and our newest little grandson.  The baby has not joined us yet and we all wait … Continue reading

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