It's been a while since I updated this blog but we have been moving around a fair bit and the time is going so quickly.
After leaving Longreach, (we didn't get to Winton but that is for another time) we travelled down back towards Orange, stopping at Charlieville and then a great free camp at Wyandra before going to the Kunnanulla festival where we joined the locals in watching a rodeo and then a round of the national bull riding tournament the next evening. We expected the festival weekend to be a bigger affair but as it's country, not like Sydney, there was only about 600+ people there so good, no pushing or shoving and every one gets a good view. We also saw a great lightning show on the night of the rodeo as a storm travelled over and around us with only a few spots of rain hitting Kunnamulla.
After Kunnamulla it was on to Burke and Dubbo. We had to go past the high school at Burke where Phil and Graham went to with their dad as the principal and we even met one of Phil's old class mates around the swimming pool later as Chris found out while chatting to him.
At Dubbo we went to the famous zoo and also the old historic gaol.
It was at Dubbo that we decided to look for cheap flights to the Gold Coast to visit everyone before Christmas as we knew they wouldn't be cheap after because of school holidays.
We arrived in Orange on the Thursday afternoon and spent a great weekend with Emma, Graham, Josh and Ellie. The kids have changed so much in the 6 months since we have seen them, We had so much fun with them.
On Thursday morning we drove to Sydney airport to catch our flight and here we are now at Jo's.
We will be here for just over 2 weeks, catching up with family and spending time with mum and Jo and Phil before flying back to Sydney and back to our own house in Caringbah.
We have been told all is going well with our tennants but we will see for ourselves as we will be staying in the "granny flat"
We hope to have a few lazy days and also do the necessary jobs like car service, doctors, bank etc. and catching up with people before heading back to Orange for Christmas. Christmas! I can't believe it. Why am I not rushing around like an idiot and exhausted from work, the same as every other year of my life? I haven't even thought about cards yet, maybe that won't happen this year. Anyway to all who read this, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, just in case.