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tower hill reserve

There’s a fantastic wildlife reserve near Warrnambool, Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve.  It’s a great place to see several Aussie animals at once and do some short walks as well.  We did the peak climb when we got there, which is a bit strenuous since it’s so steep.  The kids were doing all the classic complaining all the way up, I was trying not to laugh too hard.  It’s not a long hike at all. ‘But my legs are soooo tired.’ … Read More


We’ve been to Warrnambool several times and stayed in this same caravan park.  We decided to spend nearly a week here, in a familiar place, to just relax, hit the beach, and adjust to life on the road.  This lifestyle is a big adjustment and we needed time to settle in a bit. As soon as we got there the kids were begging to go to the beach.  Little did they know it would be so windy and cold!  We … Read More

Lake Colac

After we had our van fixed in Melbourne we drove to a free camp at Lake Colac.  It was a nice camp right on the edge of the lake. The first of many beautiful sunsets we’ll see on the road! The lake edge was full of tall grasses and I was warned there had been a snake sighting.  So to get to the water the kids rode their scooters down to the boat ramp and played there. We found this … Read More

We’re off!!!

On the day we left it rained like crazy.  We had a toddler still in his pj’s because he’d been sick with a fever the night before.  Our car went in for some last-minute maintenance. (Air-conditioning, might need it this summer!)  I don’t think we left until 5pm, but we made it!  We are finally on the road!  That first night we travelled less than an hour to Dargile Camping Area, a free camp near Heathcote.  We just wanted to … Read More

Moving. Again.

For the kids, moving out of our house is a mostly an adventure.  Packing up our stuff, playing in the truck, seeing the rooms empty. There’s a lot of talk amongst the kids about when we live in a house again.  Can we move back into this house?  [Heavens, no!] Can we each have our own bedroom? [Um, a five bedroom house?  Probably not.]  Will we be able to paint the walls?  [I sure hope so, but anything will be … Read More

Best drawings ever!

A few weeks before we moved out of our house, Jitterbug (7) created these pictures.  I just love them.  The airplane below represents the first part of our journey, our trip to America.  All of us are in the plane, plus a pilot.  See that red one with the smile on his face?  That’s Jitterbug.  🙂   This drawing is the next part of our journey.  Our car towing a caravan.  Our car is a gold-ish colour, and our caravan … Read More