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Blue Snoopy is a 2018 Adria Altea 402PH Sports Caravan pulled by a 2012 Nissan Navara ST Dual Cab Ute.

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30 April 2019 – Canberra ACT to Sydney NSW

The alarm sounded at 6:00am and we vacated our warm bed to be treated by another lovely Canberra day.  Whilst the temperature was low, the sun took away the chill.

We departed the caravan park around 8:15am and made a quick exit out of Canberra.

Nearing Lake George, we encountered heavy . . . → Read More: 30 April 2019 – Canberra ACT to Sydney NSW

29 April 2019 – Canberra ACT

Today started as another perfect day in our Capital with clear blue skies.

Leaving the caravan just after 9:00am, we went to the National Archives building only to learn that due to renovations, the archives had been temporarily relocated to the Old Parliament House.  We walk to the Old Parliament House and . . . → Read More: 29 April 2019 – Canberra ACT

28 April 2019 – Canberra ACT

We started our day at 7:00pm and discovered that our quilt had partially moved off the bed onto the floor.  We reasoned that a blanket placed on top of the quilt had pulled it off. 

The outside temperature was close to 0 degrees, but the internal caravan temperature was just over . . . → Read More: 28 April 2019 – Canberra ACT

27 April 2019 – Jugiong NSW to the Canberra ACT

We made our way out of bed at 7:00am, just as the sun came up over the horizon.  The outside temperature was low but much to our surprise, the temperature inside the caravan was around 10 degrees.  With the roof blinds open, it didn’t take long for the sun to warm the inside . . . → Read More: 27 April 2019 – Jugiong NSW to the Canberra ACT

26 April 2019 – Wagga Wagga to Jugiong NSW

We were up at our usual time (6:20am) to prepare for departure.

“He” discovered an issue with a cupboard and could not find screws to fix the cupboard.  As we were tasked with returning the courtesy car, we had the opportunity to visit Bunnings and purchase some small screws.  Unfortunately, “He” was . . . → Read More: 26 April 2019 – Wagga Wagga to Jugiong NSW

25 April 2019 – Wagga Wagga NSW

ANZAC Day.  We attended the morning show with Jim Haynes, Greg North and Marcus Holden.  There were cameo appearances by Alan Lazarus and Bill Daglish.

At 11:00am a commemorative ANZAC Day memorial service was held and was attended by almost all of the people attending the festival.  We had agreed to video . . . → Read More: 25 April 2019 – Wagga Wagga NSW

24 April 2019 – Wagga Wagga NSW

Today was a relatively quiet day for us with only a couple of things planned.

Our day started with the morning show and for our son, that was followed by the IT Help Desk in the afternoon.  Whilst our son was conducting the Help Desk, “He” had to attend a rehearsal for . . . → Read More: 24 April 2019 – Wagga Wagga NSW

23 April 2019 – Wagga Wagga NSW

The weather continued to remain dry and we awoke to a pleasant Wagga Wagga day.

Once again, our day started in the main auditorium and the morning show.  We had not used the video camera for the morning show in recent years but because of the relocation of the stage and the . . . → Read More: 23 April 2019 – Wagga Wagga NSW

22 April 2019 – Wagga Wagga NSW

The forecast for Monday was showers and the chance of a thunderstorm. None of that happened and fortunately the very wet ground was given a chance to start to dry.

Unfortunately for the sake of the grounds, today was an open day and that resulted in a lot of vehicle traffic entering the . . . → Read More: 22 April 2019 – Wagga Wagga NSW

21 April 2019 – Wagga Wagga NSW

Our day started with the morning show that was hosted for the second time by Darren Carr.  Several other people also entertained us.

The first of the seminars on computers was conducted by our Son after the morning show concluded.  There was interest from those attending (about 100 people) with many questions . . . → Read More: 21 April 2019 – Wagga Wagga NSW

20 April 2019 – Wagga Wagga NSW

We were up early today as we were expecting the arrival of friends from the ACC who were coming to the festival as day visitors.  They arrived just after 8:00am and after giving them a quick tour of the facility, we all headed into the main building for the morning show.

Today . . . → Read More: 20 April 2019 – Wagga Wagga NSW

19 April 2019 – Wagga Wagga NSW

The remainder of those attending the festival arrived today. “He” used to quad copter to capture some of the arrivals including a B-Double that was driven by one of the presenters.

As it was Good Friday, we cooked our evening meal comprising salmon cakes and salad before heading into the main building for . . . → Read More: 19 April 2019 – Wagga Wagga NSW

18 April 2019 – Wagga Wagga NSW

We spent some time in the morning assisting with the setup of the stage and the sound system.

Later in the morning, “He” was driven back into Wagga Wagga to collect a loan car from the Wagga Wagga Mitsubishi Dealer (Thomas Bros). Before returning to our camp site, we stopped at the Flying . . . → Read More: 18 April 2019 – Wagga Wagga NSW

17 April 2019 – Wagga Wagga NSW

First job today was to ensure that the stage that the festival organisers had hired was located in the correct position.  With plans and a tape measure in hand, “He” made sure that the contractor did what was required.  This was our second year using the new convention centre that had been constructed . . . → Read More: 17 April 2019 – Wagga Wagga NSW

16 April 2019 – Jugiong to Wagga Wagga NSW

It was a cold morning at Jugiong when we poked our heads out of the door just as the sun was rising.  We had a quick breakfast and with little to do before our departure, we were away just after 8:20am.  We arrived at our destination just after 10:00am and shortly afterwards were . . . → Read More: 16 April 2019 – Jugiong to Wagga Wagga NSW

15 April 2019 – Sydney to Jugiong NSW

15 April 2019 – Sydney to Jugiong NSW

We were due to arrive in Wagga Wagga (south western NSW) early on Tuesday morning so an overnight stop was planned at Jugiong, a popular free camp located between Yass and Gundagai just off the Hume Highway in south western NSW.  Jugiong is just . . . → Read More: 15 April 2019 – Sydney to Jugiong NSW

9 April 2018 – Macquarie Woods, Vittoria to Sydney NSW

We were up early and packed to leave just before 8:00am.

We said goodbye to all of our friends and headed towards Bathurst and the water works where we would be dumping our chemical toilet.  With the coordinates entered into the GPS, we had no problems finding the place.

Returning to the Great Western . . . → Read More: 9 April 2018 – Macquarie Woods, Vittoria to Sydney NSW

8 April 2018 – Macquarie Woods, Vittoria NSW

Up late, we had a day of doing nothing other than talking.

We played “Sequence” during the afternoon, “He” did a couple of drone flights and we enjoyed happy hour until the sun set.

Very late in the afternoon our lithium battery pack became exhausted.  The pack had provided power to our refrigerator in . . . → Read More: 8 April 2018 – Macquarie Woods, Vittoria NSW

7 April 2018 – Jugiong to Macquarie Woods, Vittoria NSW

We had not planned to leave Jugiong early, so we stayed in bed until our alarm sounded at 7:00am.

After breakfast we readied ourselves for departure and were ready to leave just after 9:00am.  We agreed with the two other couples who we had joined yesterday that we would all relocate to Macquarie Woods . . . → Read More: 7 April 2018 – Jugiong to Macquarie Woods, Vittoria NSW

6 April 2018 – Wagga Wagga to Jugiong NSW

Another fine and warm day in Wagga Wagga.

“He” called the Nissan Dealer early to confirm that the final part had arrived.  The staff member took his time in confirming the arrival as he could not initially locate the part.  The reason that the part could not be located was that it had been . . . → Read More: 6 April 2018 – Wagga Wagga to Jugiong NSW

5 April 2018 – Wagga Wagga NSW

Today was the final day of the festival.  A call to the Nissan dealer revealed that the replacement alternator had arrived and was in good condition.  We were also informed that the dealer wanted to replace another component that had been missed in the initial assessment and that part had been ordered and was . . . → Read More: 5 April 2018 – Wagga Wagga NSW

4 April 2018 – Wagga Wagga NSW

Again, our day started early.

Wanting to know the situation with the replacement alternator, “He” was on the phone to the dealer before 9:00am and was informed that the part had arrived.  All going well, it was indicated that the vehicle would likely be available later in the day.

Just before lunch, a call . . . → Read More: 4 April 2018 – Wagga Wagga NSW

3 April 2018 – Wagga Wagga NSW

As has been the case today at the festival, our day started at 6:00am.

Just before 9:00am we headed into Wagga Wagga and Coles to purchase some supplies.  After completing our shopping, we headed to the Nissan dealer to obtain an update on the repairs to our vehicle.  We were hopeful of the car . . . → Read More: 3 April 2018 – Wagga Wagga NSW

2 April 2018 – Wagga Wagga NSW

Once again, our day started with the alarm sounding at 6:00am. Getting up early still allowed us to use the toilet facilities on the site before the facilities became congested with the festival attendees.

Today was an open day where the residents of Wagga Wagga were invited to attend the site.  Over 50 stalls had . . . → Read More: 2 April 2018 – Wagga Wagga NSW

1 April 2018 – Wagga Wagga

Daylight savings finished so we enjoyed an additional hour in bed.  Nevertheless, our day still started with the alarm sounding at 6:00am (7:00am as far as the body was concerned).

“He” spent most of the day inside the convention centre either watching presentations or performances or providing assist for audio visual presentations.  “She” was . . . → Read More: 1 April 2018 – Wagga Wagga

31 March 2018 – Wagga Wagga NSW

Our day started with the alarm sounding at 6:00am.  Getting up early allowed us to use the toilet facilities on the site before the facilities became congested with the festival attendees.

We attended the first morning show which started at 9:00am and concluded just before 11:00am.  “He” helped Rod Hannifrey with his presentation on . . . → Read More: 31 March 2018 – Wagga Wagga NSW

30 March 2018 – Wagga Wagga NSW

Today was the day when about 450 RV’s had to be brought onto the site and located into their position for the remainder of their stay.  Whilst “He” was not involved in the siting, the opportunity was used to use the quad copter to capture the arrival of vehicles onto the site. The quad . . . → Read More: 30 March 2018 – Wagga Wagga NSW

29 March 2018 – Wagga Wagga NSW

With most duties performed, “He” had a relatively quiet day.

During the morning a visit was made to a motor dealership, Thomas Bros, who were providing a loan car for the duration of the festival.  “He” provided his driver’s licence for the vehicle and drove the loan car, a Jeep Patriot, back to the . . . → Read More: 29 March 2018 – Wagga Wagga NSW

28 March 2018 – Wagga Wagga NSW

“He” received a telephone call from “She” just after 7:00am requesting that a visit he made to the shops to purchase a couple of items that were not packed and could not be transported on a plane.

Just after 8:00am “He” left the camp site and headed to the Wagga Wagga shopping precinct.  A . . . → Read More: 28 March 2018 – Wagga Wagga NSW

27 March 2018 – Sydney to Wagga Wagga NSW

We were not sure when we would actually leave home to head to Wagga Wagga for the annual Stone the Crows Festival but a death in the family delayed our intended departure by probably a day.

As it transpired, “He” would be tasked with moving the caravan from our home to our intended camp . . . → Read More: 27 March 2018 – Sydney to Wagga Wagga NSW