We really are the roaming gypsies, travelling around the country, deciding where to go and changing our plans on a whim!
We are now back in Hervey Bay, checking on our house we have up here, which is now on the market for sale and also catching up with friends, Paul and Jan, who we met in Seaforth last year.
We are on our way back to see the family on the Gold Coast, before flying back to Sydney for a wedding in April. It was a good chance to catch up with family and then we plan to head towards Darwin after that.
Chris has officially finish work now and I am heading toward the end of my long service leave, so we will officially be unemployed. We can't really say retired as we are not old enough yet! But we can access our super so we are expecting to be financially ok.
We may pick up work as we travel around but it will hopefully be on a "want to" and not a "need to" basis. Watch this space!
Our latest travels have taken us through Glen Innes, Tenterfield, Toowoomba and Kingaroy to name just a few places. We have seen where Peter Allen of "Tenterfield Saddler" fame was born and learnt all about peanuts in Kingaroy, the peanut capital of Australia. We've explored an Arsenic mine, visited museums, watched a bagpiper in Glen Innes, rode our bikes and bush walked around the areas. We have picked mangoes, blackberries and apples from hedgerows. We've watched a local gymkhana, met interesting people and seen the damage caused by all the rain lately as we travel around.
We have been lucky and missed most of the rain but have seen landslides and flooded areas and rivers with so many fallen trees just laying there where the floods have just up ended them.