Monday, July 26, 2010

Alternative Suburbia Hits The Road!

Thats right folks; in three weeks we're grabbing the kids, the surfboards, a guitar, a ukulele, a didgeredoo and our best mate Steve, and packing up the little Jayco to head north for a month-long road trip!

The excuse for the journey: My two eldest stepsons are in the army; one is posted at Darwin in the Northern Territory and the other at Townsville in Queensland.
So our plan is to travel up the East Coast to Townsville over four, maybe five days. This is about 2100 kms from our home on the NSW Central Coast (about half way between Sydney and Newcastle on the map). We'll spend three or four days there with Scott (eldest stepson), and then we'll head over and up to Darwin--another 2500 kms-- to spend a few days with Zach (second eldest stepson). We haven't decided whether to head back to the coast or take the inland route home.

Needless to say, I'm very excited! I spent a short but memorable part of my childhood travelling around this country and I'm so happy that now we have the opportunity to do it with our own kids, even if it's only for a month. Not only that ... I get to leave behind our daytime temperatures of 18 degrees celcius to bask in Darwin's balmy 33 degrees celcius. 

So has anyone travelled this route before? Any hints and tips? Must see places? I'd love to hear your stories.
Otherwise, stay tuned and live vicariously! 


karen said...

Hi im Karen, i found you from For the love of my oceans. How incredibly exciting that your going on a month long camping trip, im jelous! I went on two month long holidays during my childhood to both Queensland and Darwin (from SA) and had an absolute blast. Have fun with your family!

Kel said...

Hi Karen! Thanks for your comment. I also spent a few months travelling QLD and NT when I was about 8 years old. I'm sure there is Gypsy blood in our family somewhere!

Kat said...

Cool I am glad you two ladies found each other, Karen in one of the ladies I was refering to in my comment on your Imbolc post.


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