We Have Traveled Even Though We Get Told We Never Do

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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}

or this is the icing on the cake….”Oh you poor things, you don’t have your Motorhome with you so you can’t be traveling”.

Or “You Haven’t Seen Anything Yet” – really??

We Have Traveled Even Though We Get Told We Never Do. Since the weekend before Christmas, the weekend where we had to say a sad farewell to our Motorhome {she is safely being stored}, we have traveled over 4000 Kilometers in our Trusty Campervan.

We have traveled in many different styles :: From Hotel Rooms {David and Kyle needed to be out of the Cold Night Air}, to Free Camping Places {yep we pulled up in a Playground one night}, to staying with amazing Friends, to Staying in Cabins {oh gosh do I have a story on that one!!!}, to sleeping in our Campervan – yep all four of us in there over night, to Sleeping in our Tents, to some of us sleeping on the ground, to some of us sleeping in the tents while others sleep in the Campervan, magical stay at National Parks, Camping at a Gold Fossilizing area, Caravan Parks….we have seen some amazing places in the last month and a bit.

Lots to Share Soon ::

I so can’t wait to share our journey in details, we have over 1000 photos to go through and work out which ones to share.

But for the time being I thought I would point out We Have Traveled, We Do Travel. Its not important “How” or “What Means Of Traveling” – its not the vehicle that is important. I am not fussed on how anyone travels, be it in a Campervan, Camper Trailer, Motorhome, Tents, Couch Surfing, Walking, Bike Riding, Horse Riding, Camel Riding….you get the picture!

Its showing our boys more of Australia that means so very much.

Teaching, Showing, Exploring ::

Its how they learn so much more then any schooling system could teach them, they learn from seeing, reading, and exploring.

I so wished that all children could “learn” outside the classroom, sure wished I had as a young child, do know that Cameron and Kyle are so very lucky to have their New Life on the Road way of living.

Here Is Where We Have Been ::

Macadamia Castle Northern New South Wales – the best Big Breakfast Ever,

Macadamia Castle

KYLE AND NICHOLAS AT MACADAMIA CASTLE

The Town of Seventeen Seventy and Agnes Water – meeting up with Kyle’s best mate from Prep and his family,

Town of 1770 and Agnes waters

THE TOWN OF 1770 AND AGNES WATERS

Bundaberg,

Hervey Bay and Urangan Pier,

Fishing at Hervey Bay

DAVID AND HIS BOYS FISHING AT SUNSET

Rainbow Beach and Carlos Sand Blow,

Rainbow beach

CAMERON AT RAINBOW BEACH

David at Rainbow Beach

DAVID LOOKING OVER THE WORLD

Caught up with wonderful friends in the Sunshine Coast area,

Climbing up Mt Ngungun {again with Kyle’s Best Mate from Prep and his family},

Mt Ngungun Glasshouse Mountains

DAVID CLIMBED UP HIGHER TO TAKE THIS PICUTRE

David took this Picture of Mt Ngungun,

He Climbed up higher and looked down to see if he could see our old house!

Oh and that’s Me, in the Pink T-shirt 🙂

then onto Brisbane with two different amazing families. While in the Brisbane area we explored ::

Daisy Hill Conservation Park, Lego at Ipswich Art Gallery, Newmarket Pool, Cedar Creek Falls.

We also visited Redcliffe Lagoons so that we could {again} meet up with “Family Going Places” and our great facebook friend Terrance. Such a great day watching all of the homeschooling children getting along, and catching up with friends who love to travel, they get our way of living!

Koala Conservation Park

KOALA PARK IS A MUST SEE PLACE

The back on the Road For More Adventures ::

Natural Bridge

THE NATURAL BRIDGE OR NATURAL ARCH

Natural Bridge {Natural Arch} Goldcoast Hinterland – seen it at night time for the Glow Worms on the Roof top and also during the day light the next day,

Nimbin New South Wales

NIMBIN STORE A PLACE TO EXPLORE

Nimbin – the BEST Hippy Town of Australia – we got asked so many times if we wanted to Buy Some “Weed” or buy some “Cookies” – of course we said no!

The Tenterfield Saddler

THE TENTERFIELD SADDLER THE HUB OF TOWN

Tenterfield Saddler – the place everyone used to visit when in town!,

Stones in Australia

THE BIGGEST CIRCLE OF STONES IN AUSTRLIA

Australia Standing Stones at Glen Innes,

Thunderbolts Cave

KYLE FOUND THUNDERBOLTS BACK CAVE EXIT

Thunderbolts Cave and Thunderbolts Rock,

Camping at Fossicking Area

OUR VERY COLD WET NIGHT CAMPING

Camping overnight at Uralla Fossicking Area – near Armidale NSW

Tamworth Country Festival

WE GET OFF THE COUCH TO SEE TAMWORTH

Tamworth Country Music Festival,

Cameron and Kyle slept in this kombi

CAMERON AND KYLE SLEPT IN THIS COOL KOMBI

Visiting with great friends at Newcastle {both boys still talk about their magical night sleeping in a Kombi Van!!},

Singleton New South Wales

STOPPED AT SINGLETON FOR THE DAY

Visiting Singleton,

Back To Our Motorhome while we stayed in Camden – David has been back and forward working out its issues.

Stayed at Camden Caravan Park – where we could catch a train into Sydney and meet up with our Second Navy Son for our last visit to the Australia National Maritime Museum. Also checked out “Cake Biz” train – the best idea ever!

Dress Ups at the National Maritime Museum

CAMERON AND I PLAYING DRESS UPS

2 nights in Orange – had a great time playing at “Orange Adventure Playground” and eating a fantastic Pub Meal at “Royal Hotel”

Cameron and Kyle At Orange Playground

ORANGE PLAYGROUND

Eating at the Royal Hotel in Orange

DAVID EATS RED MEAT WHEN HE CAN

Visiting Mt Canobolas and bush walking {not a very easy walk that one!} to Federal Falls – that track is NOT for the faint hearted, not the best track for little ones, or for those NOT used to the high air/steep hills/steep rocks. It took forever for me to get back to our Campervan!

Kyle at Mt Canobolas

LOOK AT MY WORLD SAYS KYLE – AT Mt CANOBOLAS

Climbing back up Federal Falls

THE BIG BUSH WALK THAT NEARLY DID ME IN !!!!

We then drove onto the Mt Panorama Race Track – Well David drove onto it and we all screamed!!!! It WAS the best experience ever, to think that we were driving down where race cars fly by. Mind you our little old campervan crusied it slowly, so that we got to enjoy the track more, not cause its slow or anything!

Mt Panorama

OUR LAP AROUND MT PANORAMA

Over night we camped at Lake Lyell Recreation Park – MUST go back with our Motorhome because they have the best place to park – both power and un-powered sites are available. With Showers costing 20cents per minute – we only used 60 cents per person per shower, with fire wood for purchase – playground, swimming section to the lake and great place for fishing/boating. Can’t wait to return again.

Lake Lyell Recreation Park

LAKE LYELL RECREATION PARK

From there we explored a little old town called “Hartley” – checking out the Historic Town and picking wild fruit – we had fresh apples {which we have just feed to a sweet little pony today}, and yummy nectarines.

Hartley Township

ONE OF THE ORIGINAL HOUSES IN HARTLEY

We have also headed back to our motorhome in between our travels – David has pulled the engine apart and so far its a “Bent Push Rod” that has caused all the issues….he is heading back there again this weekend and will be {FINGERS and TOES crossed} fixing the issues and have our motorhome back with us early next week.

Camped at Lane Cove National Park for 4 nights. Where we had our Second Navy Son pop on over Saturday night to have dinner with us, and to catch up on how his week has been. We also went for a huge bush walk to find the “Weir” but never came across it?

National Park

BUSH WALKING WITH MY FAMILY AT LANE COVE NATIONAL PARK

Now we are in Newcastle for the week….trying to decide where to head to next week.

Who knows where we will be? Who knows how we are going to get there? Who knows what’s around the corner of the road for us?

Guess we will be where the universe points us to! I do know this – I have loved every minute of our travels. And I can’t wait to travel to many more locations.

Today we explored “Shipwreck Walk” – and was able to see the “Adolphe Ship” wreck. Took a heap of photos, can’t wait to start sharing our adventures from the last few months.

Ship Wreck Walk

EXPLORING THE SHIP WRECK “ADOLPHE”

Adolphe Shipwreck

THE ADOLPHE SHIP WRECK

 

If I hear one more person say to us “Oh you haven’t been anywhere, you haven’t traveled” I am so going to point them to this blog post “We Have Traveled Even Though We Get Told We Never Do” and then tell them where to go piss off.

We may not have seen all of Australia, but guess what….No One Can Cause There Is Far Too Much To See !!!

Cause I am sick and tired of being told we are not travelers. I am sick and tired of hearing “Oh you haven’t seen anything yet”

We travel our way, in our time, with our family and it suits us fine. The people that try to bring me down, guess what – you can’t cause my dreams are huge and I Believe they are all going to come true.

Where Have You Been To Lately?

Cheers

Lisa

New Life on the Road

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12 thoughts on “We Have Traveled Even Though We Get Told We Never Do

  • February 5, 2015 at 9:37 pm
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    WOOOHOOO Lisa, you go girl!! We are a 5person family, been on the road for 6months now in our 16ft caravan with full annex (just about to purchase a bus) and have only seen about an eighth of QLD with soooo much more to see just in this one state. We like to take our traveling slow aswell otherwise there will be so much we will miss out on seeing and so much our children will miss out on learning. You guys are great. Would take at least 10years of travelling to see ALL of our beautiful country we reckon. 🙂 🙂

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    • February 15, 2015 at 12:57 pm
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      Thanking you so very much Rhiannon, I love to hear from other families on the road and to hear how they are travelling.
      I really reckon that if one had three lifetimes they still couldn’t see all of Australia 🙂
      Yippee for slow travelling, it really rocks!

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  • February 6, 2015 at 6:27 am
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    Wowee, what an epic awesome post, Lisa! It is FANTASTIC!! That is baffling that anyone would “call out” your traveling…puzzling to me. Because every time that I’ve read one of your posts I feel like I’m on the journey with you! All of your photos are absolutely dazzling and thank you for the Down Under escape with you yet again! 🙂
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    • February 15, 2015 at 12:58 pm
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      Oh Mike, we love you so much 🙂
      Wishing we could give you a hug, love sent from Australia – across the sea to you guys xxx

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    • February 15, 2015 at 12:59 pm
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      So sorry but there wasn’t any comment Hectic Homeschool? Hope you are travelling safely xxx

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  • October 9, 2015 at 2:30 pm
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    Good to catch up on your travels Lisa. Love the photo of Kyle at Lake Lyell Recreation Park – the way you captured the sun on the hill in the background is superb. Love the wreck photo too. Maybe we should extend the day from 24 to 36 lol. 🙂
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    • April 26, 2016 at 11:24 pm
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      thanking you Jan, love looking at your pictures of your travels as well 🙂

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