Life in a Caravan: Longreach

In Longreach we stayed at a very busy caravan park. No grass in sight which is common for much of this part of Australia!  The first night we were there we were very lucky to be approached by a pair of brolgas.  I was fascinated.  Life in a Caravan: Longreach | How Many More Minutes? They weren’t shy and were obviously hoping for a handout.  They approached several people and were not afraid to come right up to us.  Life in a Caravan: Longreach | How Many More Minutes? They are so big!  It’s so strange to have these creatures approach you and be nearly eye-level with them!  We didn’t feed them, I’m not sure if we were allowed to or not but I didn’t fancy having them get any closer than they already were. Life in a Caravan: Longreach | How Many More Minutes? After that first night we only saw them flying overhead.  Always in pairs.  Even since then when we’ve seen brolgas during our travels they have always been in pairs.  I watched them for awhile after they wandered away, I wasn’t the only one following them around in awe.  I suppose they are a common sight around here but for us they were so startling with their size and gracefulness. Life in a Caravan: Longreach | How Many More Minutes? SkeeterBug brought his Lego Mindstorms robot along on our trip.  He doesn’t get it out too often, but when he does he spends several days in a row building different robots.  It made an appearance in Longreach. Life in a Caravan: Longreach | How Many More Minutes? Brothers.  Aren’t they cute?  TurboBug loves to visit his siblings ‘bedrooms’ and on this morning I found these two cuddled up together. Life in a Caravan: Longreach | How Many More Minutes? Wait.  I’ll pretend to be asleep.  Right, that smile isn’t fooling anyone! Life in a Caravan: Longreach | How Many More Minutes? The kids have their bunks all decorated.  There’s a light at the head of the bed and they each have a window.  See the pockets hanging on the wall?  A place to store bits and pieces.  On the other side of that wall with the pockets is our shower.  This is the back of the van, the wall behind his pillow is the back wall of the van.  The bunks have worked out well, they each have their own space although whoever is on the bottom (they rotate bunks every few months) has to put up with TurboBug’s visits.  The kids have been asking to switch beds again, so we may do that soon.  It’s like a whole new bedroom for them when they switch!

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