Final stop! Barmah (part one)November 3, 2017 in Australia
All those months ago when we were planning our trip, we'd always used the Melbourne Cup weekend as our trip end date. We figured our annual camping trip with friends was going to be the perfect finale for our adventure.
We arrived a day earlier than everyone else, on Thursday, and the place was virtually deserted! We parked the van temporarily while we waited for the caravan park guy to mark out our area for this year...and that's when Jen noticed a sadly familiar sight... The rear left wheel on the caravan didn't look right - and sadly, it wasn't! Another locator bolt gone but in a stroke of luck, we'd hunted down the part and a local guy, John, within half an hour and the best bit was that he came to us! We sat and relaxed by the river while he did the hard work and then we finally got around to setting up.
Dinner outside and then a fire with marshmallows to toast seemed to be a fitting way to spend the last evening of "just us" on our trip. We all agreed having friends coming to join us for the weekend was definitely the best way to end our travels!
On Friday morning we decided to tick one last thing off our "I wish we could" list and took the kids for a trail ride along the river, just outside of Echuca at the Billabong Ranch. The kids had been wanting to do a horse ride since we had stayed at Home Valley Station so it was nice to surprise them with a 1 hour trip. Even better was the unanimous agreement that it had been worth the wait!Read more