Yesterday we left Bundaberg (far too late!) and was trying to get as far as possible. David wanted to stay at Calliope Free Camping Area but as it was before 4.00pm as we were passing there, I suggested that we tried to make it to Rockhampton.
Free Camping In Rockhampton
Life on the Road is exciting. I must have been a gypsy in a previous life because I could have kept on driving for ever. David was keen to stop before it got dark so that he did not have to find somewhere to park without seeing what he was doing.
As we passed Calliope, and had a look at the River Bank camp sites (over the bridge) I was keen to stop as it looked so good….yet also keen to keep going. One of these days we will have to try Calliope Free Camping spot.
When I am old and no longer able to be the person that I am, I want my memories to stay with me. I want to be able to think about all that I have seen with my family and remember all the crazy times we have had together.
Creating A Life time Of Memories
The good memories and the not so good memories (yes, mind please forget the yucky days!) Forget about the days that are not as fun but remember the really great days. If only it was that easy.
Today I woke up to more rain….grrrr where is it coming from? Surely there is nothing left to keep on sending our way! Then I realised it was Friday. That means there is only five more days before I fly to Melbourne.
The Big Count Down Is On
I have to admit that I am super excited as I love Melbourne. There is so much to do there, so many wonderful places to eat at and so much culture to take in and admire.
While I am down there I was hoping to have dinner with my older son But he is not allowed off Base during the week 🙁 How weird is that – allowed to join the navy, allowed to defend our country but can’t have dinner with his Mum during the week!
Oh well maybe he will get to come home for his 18th Birthday in June, or I could fly to him (yeah I like the sound of that!!)
Life is finally starting to make sense! Everything is now starting to come together and everything seems to be falling into place at the right time in the right way.
Its All Coming Back To Me
I love the lyrics of that song! It sure makes sense when every dream I have ever had starts to come true. It is almost like a looking glass is being used, where I look at things and they start to happen! Can you see your life coming true with your visions?
Life on The Road Makes Sense
Today everything made sense. Everything that I have been doing for the last year and a half is now falling into place….everything that I have always thought about is finally happening. And I so am happy!
Everything that I have been working for online is making sense. It is worth all the long hours, the sweat and the tears (mine not our boys!!) I have put so much into this blog, and I have shared a lot about our family from the heart, and I will keep on sharing. This blog is my lifeline.
What has our week been like? In one word? If I was to sum up our last week in one word it would have to be “Waiting”. Life on the Road is not all roses and happy times. Not to say that I would love lots of roses and sweet memories.
Life On The Road Our Past Week
The last week we have all been WAITING. For lots of things…
Waiting For Nicholas Foot to heal. Which it is very slowly.
Waiting For more details about my trip to Melbourne. It looks like I have a hired car all sorted out – now I need to work out accommodation!
Waiting for David to finally finish the engine cover box. He is making a wooden box to help with the noise and the heat of the engine while driving.
Waiting to find our when our Oldest son Passport can be approved so that I can get my original copy of my birth Certificate back – its only been four months!
Waiting for the rain to stop so that we can spend a weekend at the GoldCoast visiting Movie World, Sea World and Wet n Wild!!
Waiting for a phone Call. David has applied to a mining job and we are holding our breath that he gets that one, or even the other job where he can work on a farm and we can all be there working/living together. Either jobs would be perfect for our Travel Lifestyle
Waiting for my older son to move to Sydney so that we can work out what to do for his 18th Birthday. Gosh where did the time go?
Are you dressed for success? It might seem like a bit of a stupid question but it is one of those questions that if you think about it is actually asking more than one question.
A Case Study in Being Dressed For Success
The whole reason that I am writing this post is that our oldest son went into a four hour series of interviews last week and was offered the job of his dreams. Was he dressed for success? Hayden certainly was. He was not only dressed for success physically but mentally as well. It was what separated him out from the large group of people that were there to be interviewed for a chance of a career in the Australian Defence Force.
Once Upon A Time I woke up and realised the Australia Dream was not for me (or our family). I have been thinking about our “Different Lifestyle” a lot lately. Why did we wait for so long for us to begin the journey? Why did we put off for so many years what we had been talking about? Was the fear of not being able to live and travel around Australia holding us back, or where we holding ourselves back? It took a lot of soul searching and asking questions…the right questions about how we were Living The Australian Dream!
Living The Australian Dream On Our Terms
But then again what is Living The Australian dream all about? I thought I would ask a few of our great followers who are also friends what they thought was the Australian Dream (lifestyle). It was so amazing to read the responses that came in!
Moving into our Motorhome has meant that we have had to learn to let go of Stuff that we have all had with us and also within our house(s)! Things that we have collected over the last 17 years of our marriage life.
Plus Stuff that David had before we got married! Gosh does he like to collect odds n ends (stuff) because one day he might find use for it! He is in for a shock because we will be Living With Less Stuff once we get on the road.
Say No To Clutter
I on the other hand don’t like clutter. When I was younger I lived in a household that was full of clutter, odd bits n pieces that made no sense of why were keeping it, but was needed to help keep my Mum happy.
The clutter took up space in our already small house, and collected so much dust. Maybe that is why dusting is not my strong point in my house cleaning! I don’t dust, well I guess I do when it gets really bad. Maybe that is also why I don’t like little statues/figurines/Nick-nacks because they would need cleaning.
The other day I was sitting and thinking! Thinking hard, about what my life has been like, and what our life is going to be like in the next 12 months. I have made many stupid mistakes over the years, with raising my boys, and with how we lived our life. The last three years have been a huge learning curve for me, and for our family. I am no longer the parent that I used to be. I see our life in different eyes and I know that we are Living A Different Life to what is consider normal!