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8 December 2014 – Cowra Sydney NSW

After a month away, we were eager to head home with the priority on arrival between midday and two which is the ideal time for us to get the caravan into our drive.

We said goodbye to our friends (they would follow us about 30 minutes later) and the owners of the caravan park . . . → Read More: 8 December 2014 – Cowra Sydney NSW

2 – 7 December 2014 – Cowra NSW

Earlier this year we won a trivia night at the Cowra Holiday Park with the prize being a week’s accommodation on a powered site at that park. At the same time we joined their loyalty program becoming loyalty member No 2. It is also worth mentioning that this park also has an arrangement with . . . → Read More: 2 – 7 December 2014 – Cowra NSW

1 December 2014 – Binalong to Cowra NSW

Monday saw a return to fine weather. Our pack-up for departure was easy and we were ready to say our “goodbyes” at 9:00am.

Deciding to follow the directions given by our GPS, the trip back to Cowra was actually very quick. It soon became very apparent that the Binalong to Cowra direct route was . . . → Read More: 1 December 2014 – Binalong to Cowra NSW

26 November 2014 – Bathurst NSW

We awoke to a beautiful Bathurst day with a very mild temperature and no rain expected.

After our intentional sleep in, we had intended to have a relatively quiet day with the only major task being to restock our refrigerator with food for our intended free camp at Binalong.

We left the caravan mid . . . → Read More: 26 November 2014 – Bathurst NSW

25 November 2014 – Bathurst NSW

It had rained overnight with the rain actually waking us on one occasion. We awoke to an overcast but dry morning.

We were not really in any hurry to start the day and after a leisurely breakfast, we departed the caravan park and programmed our GPS to take us to a place on our . . . → Read More: 25 November 2014 – Bathurst NSW

24 November 2014 – Budgewoi to Bathurst NSW

Having packed up the awning and sunshields the night before, we knew that we would have a relatively easy departure today. We had planned to leave by 9:00am and that was to include time to say our goodbyes.

It was relatively warm when we started to say goodbye initially to the remaining members of . . . → Read More: 24 November 2014 – Budgewoi to Bathurst NSW

22 – 23 July 2014 – Sofala NSW

22 July 2014 – Sofala NSW

It was cool to say the least when we ventured out of bed with the internal temperature of the caravan sitting at 4:0deg and the refrigerator sitting at 0.1deg.

Today was to be our “get rich” day with plans to locate kilos of buried gold in the banks . . . → Read More: 22 – 23 July 2014 – Sofala NSW

21 July 2014 – Sydney to Sofala NSW

It is amazing that something has to go wrong when you are going away. We lost our rear view camera as we drove out of our driveway to start our last trip, today it was the latch that locked the freezer door closed. Fortunately we were able to locate a business at Arndell Park . . . → Read More: 21 July 2014 – Sydney to Sofala NSW

10 to 17 December 2012 – Bulli Beach NSW

For the past couple of years, we have headed south just prior to Christmas to the Big 4 Caravan Park at Kiama. Initially we made the trip ourselves but in 2011, we invited several other friends from the Winnebago RV Club to join us. At the conclusion of our 2011 gathering, we all agreed . . . → Read More: 10 to 17 December 2012 – Bulli Beach NSW

14 – 15 July 2012 – The Entrance NSW

It costs us just under $4,000pa to have the motorhome parked in the driveway (rego & third party insurance is about $1,100, comprehensive insurance about $1,350, annual Iveco maintenance is around $600 and the annual house service is about $700) so we are keen to use the motorhome as often as possible and at . . . → Read More: 14 – 15 July 2012 – The Entrance NSW

23 – 25 March 2012 – Kiama NSW

Since starting our adventures in a motor home, we have kept records of the places that we have stayed and Kiama is currently leading the list.  It was therefore no surprise that when we spoke with friend several months ago about a weekend away, Kiama was chosen as the venue.  As our friends do . . . → Read More: 23 – 25 March 2012 – Kiama NSW

25 – 26 February 2012 – Carcoar NSW

Our original plan for our February trip was a short weekend excursion to Wanderest at Richmond NSW, however, “He” had some work commitments on the Sunday that could not be done remotely so we cancelled our planned trip.

With a couple of trips planned for March, we decided that it was not a big . . . → Read More: 25 – 26 February 2012 – Carcoar NSW

9 – 12 December 2011 – Kiama NSW

For the past two years we have escaped Sydney and spent the weekend prior to Christmas at Kiama at the East’s Caravan Park.

With a decision made not to attend either of the Winnebago Christmas parties (we went to the last two at Nagambie in Victoria due to commitments on the weekends that the . . . → Read More: 9 – 12 December 2011 – Kiama NSW

24 – 25 September 2011 – Blackheath NSW

Our long term plan is to use the motor home at least once a month so six weeks after returning from our trip to North Queensland, it was time to spend a weekend away.  Since returning from the north, weekends have been fully occupied and when we decided to overnight somewhere on Saturday, 24th . . . → Read More: 24 – 25 September 2011 – Blackheath NSW

11th to 13th February 2011 – Richmond NSW

We have been busy and “She” has not been well (Edit – all better now), hence the time taken to post this blog.

This weekend was conceived by some friends during the NSW Winnebago NSW Christmas party that unfortunately, we were not able to attend.  However, an invitation was extended to us to attend . . . → Read More: 11th to 13th February 2011 – Richmond NSW

17 to 19 December 2010 – Kiama NSW

Friday – 17 December 2010

 Twelve months ago we decided we would have the weekend prior to Christmas away and were fortunate at that time to secure a site at the Easts Beach Caravan Park near Kiama.  Almost twelve months to the day later we were presented with an identical set of circumstances and . . . → Read More: 17 to 19 December 2010 – Kiama NSW

Southern Highlands & Narrabeen NSW – 31 July to 2 Aug 2010

For us this was a long weekend with “He”” entitled to have Monday off work due to the NSW Bank Holiday.

We had planned to travel to Mittagong in June this year but never made it due to both of us being ill.  Fortunately the owners of the Mittagong Caravan Park were prepared to . . . → Read More: Southern Highlands & Narrabeen NSW – 31 July to 2 Aug 2010

Aberdeen NSW – 2 July to 5 July 2010

Twelve months ago (July 2009) and for the first time, we made the trip to Aberdeen for the Highland Games and in spite of “He” being sick with the flu, we both enjoyed the weekend so much that “He” applied for annual leave immediately upon our return to Sydney to allow us to attend . . . → Read More: Aberdeen NSW – 2 July to 5 July 2010

Canberra – 21 to 24 May 2010

The trip to Canberra had been planned for a couple of months and was to coincide with a wool event that was to be held on the Sunday at the Old Bus Depot Markets in the Canberra suburb of Kingston.  Blue Snoopy would provide accommodation for “He” and “She”, our Son, Daughter-in-Law (the Kids) . . . → Read More: Canberra – 21 to 24 May 2010

Burrill Lake – 10 to 11 April 2010

The weather reports earlier in the week for the weekend included the word “rain” but we awoke to a bright sunny Saturday and a revised forecast of 25c at the coast and 29c inland.

Our destination for the weekend was Burrill Lake which is just to the south of Ulladulla on the NSW South . . . → Read More: Burrill Lake – 10 to 11 April 2010

Bylong Mouse Races – 25 to 29 March 2010

In March 2009 we travelled to Bylong NSW for our second outing with the Winnebago RV Club to attend the 21st Annual Bylong Mouse Races.  Whilst one would question the sanity in watching mice race, this event is one of the “unique” novelty events on the Australian calendar and definitely a “must do”!  It . . . → Read More: Bylong Mouse Races – 25 to 29 March 2010

Narrabeen – 23 to 25 January 2010

How circumstances can change.

You plan trips around work, apologise for not attending family events and then you don’t have to work.

We have often considered a visit to the beach during January but had dismissed the idea due to a belief that holiday makers would ensure that there were no vacancies in the . . . → Read More: Narrabeen – 23 to 25 January 2010

Kiama – 18 December 2009

As we have previously recorded, as a result of “She” having surgery in August, Blue Snoopy has not been used anywhere the amount that we would have liked during the past five months. 

Considering that the cost of registration and insurance exceeds $2,000 annually, it is no good having a motor home sitting in . . . → Read More: Kiama – 18 December 2009

18 November 2009 – Gundagai to Sydney

We were up early and after breakfast, said farewell to our friends and the other couple from Nagambie.

Our intention was to arrive back in Sydney by mid afternoon and early enough to avoid the Sydney peak hour traffic.

We stopped at Yass for morning tea and Pheasants Nest (near the Camden turn off) . . . → Read More: 18 November 2009 – Gundagai to Sydney

17 November 2009 – Bright to Gundagai

Our path today took us across the mountains to Mt Beauty and then on to Albury where we stopped for lunch in a park adjacent to the Murray River.  It was at this location we discovered that there was zero gas flow heading into the refrigerator.  Reference to the Dometic user guide revealed that . . . → Read More: 17 November 2009 – Bright to Gundagai

16 November 2009 – Nagambie Lakes to Bright

This was the last day of the Winnebago Christmas party and a time where we would once again bid friends farewell as we all headed our separate ways.  For us it would be returning to Sydney with another couple (but taking our time) as “He” had to return to work on Thursday.

The weekend . . . → Read More: 16 November 2009 – Nagambie Lakes to Bright

15 November 2009 – Nagambie Lakes

We awoke to overcast skies and a relatively cool breeze.  We were somewhat relieved as the heat since leaving Sydney was unnatural for this time of the year and whilst we like summer, it is supposed to start in December, not early November. 

Immediately following breakfast, “He” decided to have a play with the . . . → Read More: 15 November 2009 – Nagambie Lakes

14 November 2009 – Nagambie Lakes Vic

We awoke to a hot Saturday and shared breakfast with our fellow Winnebago RV Club members. 

Today we attended several motor home service related seminars and also took time to look at a trade show that had been setup on the site.  Several Winnebago motor homes were displayed together with displays from suppliers including . . . → Read More: 14 November 2009 – Nagambie Lakes Vic

13 November 2009 – Beechworth to Nagambie Lakes

We were due to arrive at Nagambie around noon so we decided that we had time to detour via the Brown Brothers Winery at Milawa and do a quick sample of the cellar door offerings.  We purchased 6 bottles of a wine that we had not tried in the past and around 9.30am said . . . → Read More: 13 November 2009 – Beechworth to Nagambie Lakes

12 November 2009 – Albury to Beechworth Vic

Today we were heading into Victoria and to Beechworth, where we were to meet some friends who reside in Melbourne.  We met L & T in South Australia during our first trip to the centre and we had kept in touch and met several times since.

Our intention today was to have a quick . . . → Read More: 12 November 2009 – Albury to Beechworth Vic