So, who loves a road trip? Open highways, music on the stereo, sharing laughs and making memories? Me!
I created this scrapbooking layout nearly 10 years ago, with pictures from a my childhood racketing around Australia caravanning with my parents. I was surely lucky, and I have a travel bug that I can never quite shake. One of the hardest things for me to admit with my illness was that my travelling days appeared to be over. When you have chronic headaches, migraines that are triggered by light, motion, vibration, then long car trips are exhausting.
However, an opportunity came up this last long weekend that we just had to grab with both hands. We planned, we packed, and on Friday morning we were off, just *skip* and I.
Trundling along behind my baby car was our family’s old camping trailer. As old as I am, and still going strong. It has needed some work and money on it lately, but it’s worth it to have some mobile freedom without the expense of a hotel every night.
I thought that I might share with you some of my pictures from the road. A few aren’t the best – phone camera + driving at 100km/h + reflections on windows etc, however they can give you an insight into the incredible space that is Australia.
The river crossing at Tooleybuc, just on the NSW side of the Victorian border. We stop here every trip for a coffee, a walk, and to look at the magnificent Murray River.
Extreme knitting – casting on double pointed needles for a sock at 100km/h. I got an entire sock knitted on this trip, in 4 days.
This is big sky country. Breathtaking clouds.
Frosty morning at West Wyalong. It was 0.4 when I took this photo, just as the sun was rising.
Our second night was at Muswellbrook before we turned for home – thick fog through the Hunter Valley and the top of the Great Dividing Range – for about 90kms of driving!
The roads here just seem to go on forever. Sadly I didn’t get any photos of the last day across the Hay Plain, as the car ride finally overcame the pain medication and I went down with the most violent migraine. But we did prove one thing…. I can go away again!! *skip* and I are planning some road tripping holidays with the puppies, as so many caravan parks these days are dog friendly. We saw dogs at both the parks we stayed in.
But, I hear you all asking, why did we drive all that way (1400kms each way) in 4 days? What could possibly be THAT important? You’ll have to come back next week and I will introduce you to Winnie.
Meanwhile, tell me about your favourite road trip – where to, who with, what made it so special?