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Roadtrip to Newcastle

April 2018 - June 2019
  • Day11

    Home at last

    April 16, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    What a 10 days we have had. We've seen and done so much! It's good to be home and to see our beautiful Quincy and Zoom.

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  • Day11

    We joined the Kelly Gang!

    April 16, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 18 °C

    Our last stop before home was Glenrowan, the town where Ned Kelly was captured. Every single building and street in the town has something to do with the Kelly Gang or family. Do the local people get sick of it?

    There is so much to say about Ned Kelly! We learned heaps. He's a famous bushranger ("bad guy"). His family was very poor and his dad was in jail a lot. Ned did some little bad things when he was young, but he got put in jail when he was a teenager for something he didn't do, for 3 years. I reckon he might have been angry when he got out. We feel like he didn't need to turn so bad if he had an easier family life. He became a robber and did kill someone. Anyway he seemed to have clever ways of evading the police but in the end justice won the battle and he got caught and executed.

    Life looked like it was tough in the olden days in the little old huts. There was a type of fridge which was just a cage with a wet sack over it!

    We dressed up for photos. Ruby wasn't so sure about the clothes but it was fun! Do you think we look like we mean business? The armour was heavy!
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  • Day11

    A submarine far from the ocean!

    April 16, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    After a very long day in the car we spent the night in Holbrook. It's a pretty small town and the only cafe open was a Mexican one, so that was lucky because we love tacos. Our cabin was small!

    There is a huge submarine in the park! We could climb on it. Why is there a submarine on land? Well there was this Captain called Holbrook who sailed on it to fight the Germans in World War 2. It was an old fashioned submarine at the time and they nearly ran out of oxygen but Holbrook was very brave and took down a whole battleship! The town had been called Germanton and wanted a new name so they chose Holbrook. He thought that was so nice he raised money to bring the sub there once it stopped being used.Read more

  • Day10

    Horsing around (tee hee!)

    April 15, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

    We said goodbye to our little house at Merewether and called in to Johe's place out of town for a final catch up with Johe, Todd, Hannah and Ben. They were getting ready for horserides when we got there! Lucky! Ella is a beautiful, patient horse. We got to trot which was awesome. Even mum had a ride!Read more

  • Day9

    A party and a storm

    April 14, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

    We went to Hannah's 21st birthday party and had heaps of pizza. It was a very special occasion. Mum had to give a speech that she wasn't expecting but it seemed ok! We love Hannah. After the party we went to the most amazing playground at Speers Point park. A storm started so we had to run to the car but there was a huge rainbow back at our holiday house.Read more

  • Day9

    Biggest. Pool. Ever.

    April 14, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 20 °C

    This morning we went to Merewether Ocean Baths. It was a pool at the ocean... Sandy and seaweedy but rectangular like a huge pool. It was so cold! Ruby was the bravest, the only one to put her head underwater.

  • Day8

    Wet wetlands and good friends

    April 13, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    Mum's friend Johe works at the Wetlands Discovery centre, and we went there today. There were tonnes of mosquitoes even though we had insect repellent on. They swarmed our car! We went dipnetting and mum caught a tadpole. It was good to see a wetlands with big ponds, we've been to other ones which were dry! A funny thing was that mum's hat fell off into the pond, and we think an eel might be living in it now at the bottom of the pond.

    Tonight Hannah came and brought pizzas for dinner! She is the reason for our road trip, it's her 21st birthday party tomorrow. She got off work early and it was cool she hung out with us.
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  • Day8

    Finally we're in Newcastle!!

    April 13, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 22 °C

    After almost a week on the road we are here! Our little holiday house is excellent according to us kids. It has lots of furry and fluffy rugs, and kids toys. And a trampoline and skate ramp in the little yard! Mum is happy we have a view of the water, we are high up.

    This morning we went on the Memorial Walk high on the cliffs above the ocean. It is for the men and women who lost their lives in all the wars. It was really beautiful. And super duper windy.Read more

  • Day7

    We went inside a sheep

    April 12, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    A short stop at a bakery in Goulburn for snacks, and we went to the giant Merino! We parked near its butt and climbed inside to look out the eyes. It's a big sheep farming area producing lots of wool.

  • Day7

    Friends in Canberra

    April 12, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 21 °C

    It was so much fun to be with Sophia and Hannah in Canberra. Their mum Linda is mum's very good friend. Stephen and dad talked a lot too. We wish we lived closer together. Sophia and Sam played Minecraft in the dark, and Hannah and Ruby had a great time together. There was also a spa bath!