After we stayed overnight at Calliope Free Camp we headed to a very special place. You see we wanted to stop into where David’s Dad grew up. But before that we thought we would see if the information centre at Biloela to see if there was any information about his family in that area.
The lovely lady in Queensland Heritage Park had a history book on all of the families in the surrounding area of Biloela and also took David through the Museum to see if the “Wood” family was up on the wall with information and pictures.
Recently we planned a trip to visit one of our magical favorite camping spots up north because Kyle has been bugging us for ages to go Gold Fossicking and looking for gems. He even kept asking if he could pack a back pack and go by himself!
I kept having to tell him that at the age of 12 he isn’t allowed to go on a camping adventure all by himself but he doesn’t care about the fact that he isn’t yet over 18. And being a red hair, being a full on adventure fun loving child I am going to have to make sure that he doesn’t disappear on us! Yeah I think I will have to hide the Back Packs so that he doesn’t get any ideas.
This is from awhile ago! When we went to Theresa Creek Dam in Clermont David took care of the Camp Cooking. He decided that it was easy for our boys to have Toasted Sandwiches, and for us to have a healthy dinner. I am not sure what to name our dinner because it was half omelette and half Frittata!
After leaving Stotts Island Environment Centre we had a massive day ahead of us….we needed to drive at least 6-7 hours so that the next day we were closer to Sydney.
David likes to know where we are going before we head off, I am happy to travel and plan when we get there! So he looked in the Camps 6 Book and jumped onto the CMCA website for any Camping Spots. It would have been good to free camp again, but this time he decided that an over night spot that only charge a small amount of money sounded ideal.
After leaving Waverley Creek Rest Stop very early in the morning, David and I needed to stop for Breakfast. We made it as far as Marlbourough Road House Caltex Petrol Station before we needed to stop for something to eat/drink and stretch our legs. (and toilet break!)
While we were there we parked out the back (where the big trucks stop) and I looked over to notice this friendly sign….
I was left in charge of packing for our camping trip! Big mistake considering I havent been camping with our three younger ones.
I did try camping with our older two sons, but that was many years ago. Only for one weekend, and it was actually while we lived in Mackay, we stayed at Eungella camping grounds. And I hated every minute of it.
We are back! From the most amazing magical weekend ever. So wished we had more time to stay at Theresa Dam Camping Grounds and explore more of Clermont. Maybe soon we will take our Motorhome there, and spend longer Relaxing.
First Camping Trip
I have been so very keen to try camping ~ me a non camping kinda girl! And I have to say I am hooked. It was the best weekend ever, and I am now planning our next trip. Maybe it was such a great weekend because of where we stayed
We forgot so much when packing for camping! I am putting together a list of what we need as the camping trip goes on. When we get back I will be sharing with you all what we forgot/what we think we need!
Until then Here is one Photo I wanted to share with you all 🙂
Yes we are going camping! And I can’t wait….if you had told me a few years back that I would one day be off camping, and looking forward to it, I would have said you are nuts!
But here we are, buying camping gear, getting clothes sorted and wondering what to do about food, taking our own drinking water, and trying to work out how many nights away we can sneak in (before we must return back to our motorhome)!