Well we did it – we got ourselves up and on the road by 10:30am and off to Dubbo. This is the first leg of our September test run. A two week trip around northern NSW to see how it all works in the caravan and see what changes/improvements etc are needed and just to give us a better idea of what to expect before we head off on the BIG TRIP as it is now known in our house.
We made it to Dubbo by 5pm after rest stops at Sandy Hollow and Dunedoo.
Our site at the Big 4 Dubbo Caravan park is tiny but directly opposite the jumping pillow – we’ll see how noisy THAT is tomorrow morning. We are off to the Zoo tomorrow by bike. It’s only 2 km away.
Today we woke early – no surprises there, but had a not so early start as I managed to doze again. During their early morning escapades around the caravan park both children were thoroughly terrorized by the resident Magpie. Both have been ambushed repeatedly to the point of tears. Sam is now taking a proactive approach and is ready to take it on with his “Magpie” stick, James is just rapidly developing a phobia and spends a lot of his time on high alert scanning the skies.
The ride to the zoo was fairly easy – apart from another aggressive Maggie and a flat tire on James’ bike. Luckily at the Zoo, the lovely bike hire repair men were happy to fix us up with the required patch to solve that problem. We spent the day admiring the animals. The cheetahs were a real highlight.
Back to the Caravan park by 3:30pm and it was straight into the pool for the boys. Being heated to 26 degrees meant it was 5:30 by the time we managed to drag them out.