I’m not sure I like the meaning of the word ‘trivia’ –
The last time I did was a year ago (see Miscellaneous Trivia) making this not-so-trivial update long overdue and therefore . . . here’s another list of . . .
Miscellaneous Trip Trivia – Enjoy 🙂
So far we have towed our mini home just over 15,000 kilometres through four states – New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, and South Australia. We briefly drove through the Northern Territory to visit Uluru and look forward to seeing more of the NT in the new year.
We are currently enjoying our fifth state – Western Australia.
We still laugh every day, still miss our daughters and friends, but not for one minute do we miss work.
I still miss Toastmasters, my club and my Toastmaster friends, and it’s been well over a year now since I’ve written a speech. I’m guessing I’ll be very rusty when we get home.
We have just over 8,300 kilometres to got before we’ll arrive home in Brisbane, but this may increase by an additional 2,000 if we decide to also stop by Alice Springs and the Daintree Rainforest on the way.
I no longer panic when our mini home is attached to the back of the car, though I used to. I was well and truly cured of the unusual feeling it creates when we were in Tasmania. The roads there were so narrow my focus shifted to the oncoming traffic.
I’ve become very confident (and competent) at towing our mini home. I’ve also become adept at reversing it onto a site with one ‘happy camper’ telling me “There’s no need to be a show off!”
The hot water system in our mini home holds just enough water for two showers before it runs out – therefore I ALWAYS get into the shower first each morning.
When ‘free camping’, the battery in our mini home lasts for three days once the sun disappears due to cloud cover and subsequent rain.
In the wind, or someties a (very) slight breeze, our roll out awning creaks so much so that we roll it away just to get a good nights sleep.
Little annoyances aside, our mini home is doing a fantastic job of following us around. We hardly know it’s attached to the back of the car, and when we get to where we’re going, it just sits where we put it, providing us a snug place to sleep, and patiently waits for us to be ready to move on again.
We use our Weber Baby Q for cooking so much that I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve used the (gas) oven in our mini home AND I have fingers left over. Before you ask – Yes I have the normal number of appendages on each hand.
After registering as house sitters, we have spent a lot of time minding homes while their owners are away on holidays. We’re about to start our next job (and possibly our last) that sees us off the road for the entire school holiday period. That’s not a bad thing.
I have posted 212 thoughts now regarding our trip and I’m sure I’ll have at least another hundred or so before we arrive back in Brisbane in July next year. (Or thereabouts.)
Dean still takes the mickey our of me at every possible opportunity as the featured image attests. Thankfully most of these ‘rabbit-ear-selfies’ are slightly out of focus.
Although I constantly vow to ‘get him back’, that never seems to happen.
Initially this blog was about my thoughts regarding our decision to go on this trip and short (sharp) updates on the places we’ve found ourselves.
Over the last few months though I’ve felt a shift, a change in direction and the information I choose to share as we visit places of interest and awe-inspiring natural beauty. I know photography has become an integral part of my thoughts and I feel my ability to simply ‘point and click’ is improving somewhat.
There are days when I just want to share everything and I constantly think “Oh, what can I say about this?”. I can’t help it. I want you to see the things I see, feel the things I feel, and have you connect with this incredible continent through the words and images I choose to share.
I hope that’s coming across and you continue to enjoy reading my blog as we continue to travel around Australia – loving living, and laughing all the way.