Melbourne Has A Piece Of My Heart

Melbourne Has A Piece Of My Heart

Melbourne is one of our all time favorite cities, and one we love to visit. Its a special place – its the City where our Two Oldest Son’s went to for basic Navy Training. Its the place where both boys made all of their family super proud with their Navy graduations – oh gosh do my Boys Look good in Navy Uniforms.

And its also where “World Vision” head office is – a place that is very very special to our hearts.

Yes we love Melbourne and we will always will. Even though we haven’t been there since our second son’s navy graduation we can’t wait to get back there.

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Its My Bus And I Am Going To Cry If I Want To

Normally I am the strong one in our family – The One Who Has To Hold The Shit Together when its hitting the fan. The one who finds solutions when there is an issue to deal with, the one who looks at the bigger picture and finds answers that will work.

Yesterday, My cup was empty, and there was nothing to refill it back up.

Well Friday I didn’t. I didn’t hold it together at all. Its My Bus And I Am Going To Cry If I Want To !!! You see I had unpacked our Campervan stuff back into our Motorhome Monday morning. I had packed up our Motorhome for a trip north – we were going to head out on the road either Wednesday or Thursday.

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We Have Traveled Even Though We Get Told We Never Do

We Have Traveled Even Though We Get Told We Never Do

*** For all of our loyal friends, family, readers, followers thanking you for being so very kind to us, and stopping in here to read our blog posts. Even though we haven’t blogged on New Life on the Road for the last month or so, our posts are still being read. For all of those new, welcome to our way of living ****

These Are The Things That Piss Me Off ::

We have been told {and have heard others say about us} “Oh you don’t even travel”

I guess we fly from place to place then?

or we get this one {regularly} “So when are you going to get on the road”

{S**T Don’t say that one to me anymore…cause gee what more can I say? We don’t have a fixed address?? We are on the road to somewhere all of the time}

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Macadamia Castle

With our crazy travels from Wollongong to Queensland – after our Bedford Comair Motorhome broke down – we were all staving by the time Breakfast came around! And then we seen a Sign “Pancakes at Macadamia Castle”. Actually Nicholas had seen the sign 120k’s {on the side of the road} for the Castle Breaky and wouldn’t let us stop anywhere along the way.

He was keen to try the Pancakes and I was keen to see the Castle, it was on my “must see” list from when we went past it last time, yet I couldn’t remember where I had seen it but just wanted to make sure I didn’t miss it this time.

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Camp Quality Convoy

I know that this was AGES ago, and we are no longer in the Wollongong area but I was looking through our great photos from Camp Quality Convoy day and I remembered that I hadn’t shared it here on our New Life on the Road blog.

Considering we have SO much to share about our travels from the Illawarra area to Bundaberg QLD to back down the Sunshine Coast area, and considering we have power for the time being {will share more soon about where we are} I am going to try and finish up our wonderful travels in New South Wales so that I can start sharing our more recent travels.

Camp Quality Convoy 2014 was huge, way bigger in support then 2013, and I reckon that 2015 will be even a bigger year. And the support is really important because the Children in the area benefit from the fundraiser.

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Wollongong Was The Best Location For Travel

I am looking through our Photos from the last two years and I have to say that we were so very lucky to be staying in Wollongong! Its almost like we lived in the Best Kept Secret city ever.

Actually I think that Wollongong Was The Best Location For Travel for all those who live in Australia. Its ideal location means that you can be in Sydney within 1 1/2 hours. Or be down South to Kiama, Gerringong, Berry, Nowra, Basin View, Ulladulla, Eden, or even as far as Mogo <——– the Place we started our journey!

Then you can drive up to Robertson, Kangaroo Valley, Mose Vale, Bowral, Mittagong, Thirlmere, Picton, Appin, Thirroul, Shellharbour, Albion Park – so many locations, so many wonderful places to explore.

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Merry Christmas New Life On The Road Family And Friends

Last Sunday I took Cameron and Kyle into Sydney for the day. It was meant to be the day before we left Wollongong but that was a week ago and we are still here…..I don’t really want to go into that at the moment cause we are still here and have no idea how we are going to make it to David’s parents place in time for Xmas! Yeah fingers are crossed that by the time you are reading this we have left other wise we are going to have to grow wings on our Motorhome so that we can fly there!

Sunday Family Fun Day

Down here in Wollongong New South Wales they have a Sunday Family Fun Day Pass for the Train.  Where you can buy a ticket for $2.50 and that gives you train rides, Ferry Rides, Bus Rides and Light Rail all day – unlimited.

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Grandma And Grandpa Chair

There was only one thing left for us to do before leaving Sydney – and that was to find Grandma and Grandpa Chair in Manly. David’s Mums Parents who loved and visited Manly many times over their marriage life, and who was in that very spot when they were either engaged or maybe when Grandpa proposed to Grandma. {we still hope to find out the story behind their engagement}

The Memorial Chair

David’s Mum’s brothers and sisters organised a Chair in their memory, in the one place they both loved. Grandpa was the most amazing man who I have ever meet, I didn’t really get to meet and know Grandma before she passed away but I have heard so many great wonderful stories. It was the grandparents that David used to make the time to stop and chat to before or after work. It was the Grandparents that everyone loved, everyone turned to them both for advice and share a cuppa. They were the glue that kept the family together.

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The Biggest Balls In Australia

Yeah, Yeah I know I know….we went to Goulburn on our way back from our weekend camping trip to Cowra, which was months ago {back in October} but I am still trying to play catch up. Actually its only when I look through photos that I have realised that I haven’t shared it here at New Life on the Road. Silly me cause I love to share.

Oh if you are ever in Cowra then you must make time for the Cowra Chinese Gardens – its a great place for a mini melt down and to relax, a place I will always remember as breaking my heart and fixing it back into place – its just changed a bit that’s all.

The Biggest Balls In Australia seems to be a very weird blog post title hey? But you will see that the title fits for the biggest Sheep in Australia in Goulburn, a place that I would have loved to return to and explore more of but maybe another time! Not the sheep balls but the township, mind you.

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Kiama Markets

This was meant to go live ages ago…but you know one thing about travelling and blogging? There never seems to be enough time for doing both at the same time.

Actually I had forgotten that we went down to Kiama Markets one Saturday morning until I was looking through pictures of the last few months. I put together a Photo Album for my Mum for a Xmas Pressie and I found that I had a lot of pictures from our Market day that I hadn’t shared here on New Life on the Road.

So before we leave the Wollongong Area I am going to pump out as many blog posts on all of our travels in the area so that when we travel I can post fresh posts about the areas we see and what we are going to be doing. Mind you I bet that I still found many more photo albums of places that we have visited and not shared!!

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